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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Delayed in Toronto

Our flight from Hong Kong to Toronto was delayed due to a volcano in Alaska. The captain of the plane came on and said they were going to have to re-route us after they had talked to the "volcano people." We left Hong Kong 45 minutes late after a pretty busy morning finalizing packing and plans for Griffey.

Because of the late departure, our flight into Hong Kong was late and we missed our connection to Atlanta. Apparently, Torontoians at the airport do not stay up later than 9:00 pm, because there were a ton of people on our flight that missed connections into the U.S. and there were no other flights. So, the airline put us up in a hotel for the night and gave us some food vouchers. Since they do not serve breakfast until after we leave in the morning, we had $50 Canadian to spend in the hotel restaurant.

I ordered a cheeseburger with bacon. Apparently, when you ask for bacon in Canada, they give you Canadian bacon, also known as ham. Thus, my "hamburger" actually had ham on it. Jamie go the wings where were just sweet, not spicy. Oh, those crazy Canucks!!!

Now, we leave Toronta tomorrow morning at 9:00 am and should arrive in Atlanta at 11:00 am Sunday morning. Long journey became longer, but at least we are safe and in the right hemisphere, not the right country.

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