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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, August 15, 2009

Day 9 - Boracay

Jamie and I had a relaxing day of absolutely doing nothing. Because our room doesn't have windows and we didn't set an alarm, we slept til 10:00, but were at the beach by 11:00. The beach here at Boracay is just as beautiful as advertised. I have never seen such blue turquoise water all the way down the beach. Sailboats sail by with various colors contrasting the blue sky and water and the beach has the powdery sand you always want at a beach.

Boracay is very touristy with shops, restaurants, and vendors all along the beach, however, and there are dozens if not hundreds of people hanging out at the entrances to the beach asking if you want a tour, jetski, ATV's, or scuba. They haven't really bothered us that much and our little "resort" here furnished us with a couple of beach lounge chairs and an umbrella, so we were all set.

Tonight, we ate at The Hobbit House, which I had heard about, but wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. I had thought it would have more atmospere, but it was really just some midgets serving us in an overpriced themed restaurant of the famous Lord of the Rings. We actually had some mexican dishes. The only good thing about the place was that they had a wide selection of bottled beer from all over the world.

We have decided not to go on any tours and just hang out tomorrow before we leave to go to Cebu. We'll save some money this way and still be able to just relax at one of the most famous beaches in the world.

I'll take some pictures of the beach tomorrow. I took some of the sunset tonight, but we were a bit late for it, so we are definately going to catch it tomorrow. Tonight looked amazing, so we'll get the full thing tomorrow.

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