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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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Sunday, February 21, 2010

HCMC to Hong Kong to Shekou - Day 9

We had an early flight, so we were out of the hotel at 4:15 am and at the airport by 4:45. Our flight to HK was only 2 hours, so we landed and got through customs and back to Gary and Kathy’s hotel by 11:00 am.

Jamie and I had been craving some Mexican, so we decided to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant in the city – Tequila. It was yummy as usual. We went up to the Peak to check out the scenery, and while up there, Jamie and Kathy stopped in at Wonderfish! If you don’t know about Wonderfish!, it is a company which provides its patrons with a unique spa service (see video above).

According to their brochure, the Garra Rufa fish was found in Turkey 1000s of year ago; and since then, people have allowed these little fish to eat the dead skin off of their feet and bodies. Supposedly, Japan had full body tanks. Jamie and Kathy enjoyed it, and it was a unique experience. We had seen these in Bangkok, but I believe this is the only one in HK. I can see them catching on. I’m not sure if the US has one. The lady seemed to think that US law didn’t allow them. I’ll have to research why. Someone do that for me if you have the time (Uncle David???).

After that nibbling experience, we headed back to hotel to transfer some photos before heading out on the mid-level escalators again and settling in to a nice Italian restaurant to order a light dinner.

We said our goodbyes to Gary and Kathy, jumped on ferry back to Shekou, and met a very happy dog waiting for us at the apartment.

We would like to thank Gary and Kathy for coming to see us. We can only hope they enjoyed the trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam (minus the excruciating bus ride experience). We certainly enjoyed their company and always love having visitors.

Back to the grind tomorrow at work. Our next trip will be at the end of April for spring break where we believe we will go to Shanghai and the Yangtze River Cruise.

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