From Jamie's Philippines Pics

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, April 27, 2010

May Holiday 2010 – Day 1





Shenzhen to Chongqing

After a long day at work, Jamie and I caught a 2 hour flight to Chongqing to begin our vacation for the May holiday. We arrived late, checked in to the Yangtze Riverside International Hostel. Didn’t get to do anything but plan for the next day, then absolutely crashed.

Chongqing is China’s largest city in land area and has a population of nearly 20 million people. It is an interesting designed city and was the capital of China during WWII when the Japanese invaded. Like most Chinese cities, it has an ancient town and a sprawling urban area with tall apartments and skyscrapers. It is now most noted for being the port for the beginning of the Three Gorges Dam Yangtze River Cruise, a cruise which we will take tomorrow for 4 days.
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