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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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hoi An – Day 5

We checked out of the Danang Riverside Hotel in the morning after breakfast and took a cab to Hoi An and checked into our hotel here, the Vinh Hung 2. We walked around the old town before settling on a nice little restaurant called Citronella along the river. We walked around a bit more, but decided to head back to the hotel for some rest. Jamie wasn’t feeling well, so she decided to take a nap, while Gary, Kathy, and I rented some bikes and took off toward the beach. The ride was through the city about 5 km away and we arrived at the beach. It was a great looking beach with a ton of locals and westerners there enjoying the last day of Tet. Afterward, Gary and Kathy went back to the hotel, but I decided to ride around the town more to take some pictures around the river.

We rested up a bit before heading out for our cooking class at, ironically, the Citronella. It was more watching than doing, but it was good as we made spring rolls, fried calamari, chicken soup, and mackerel wrapped in a banana leaf. Afterward, we walked the streets enjoying the festivities before finding some dessert at a coffee shop and heading to bed exhausted.

A great overall relaxing day, and I believe Gary and Kathy’s favorite town so far in Vietnam. It is quaint, touristy, and walking distance to everything. Check out the new photo album online.

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