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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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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 8 - Cappadocia to Istanbul to Bahrain to KSA

The title says it all.  We were picked up at 6:00 am and taken to the Kayseri airport and caught a quick flight back to Istanbul.  It took us the the Asian side airport, so we had to catch a bus back to the European side of Istanbul.  We finally arrived back at our hostel at 12:00, dropped off our luggage, and headed out to do some souvenir shopping.  We picked up some items for family members at the Grand Bizarre and a few items for ourselves.

After going back and picking up our luggage, we headed to Cembalitas, an old Turkish bath house.  I was hesitant about going in, but Jamie really wanted to go and I tagged along.  I'll cut it short and just say it wasn't my thing, but Jamie seemed to enjoy her body scrub and hot oil massage.

After our Turkish bath, it was a taxi/Metro ride to the airport, a 4 hour flight back to Bahrain, and an hour drive back to our villa arriving at 3:30 am.  Luckily, we caught a couple of hours of sleep on the plane because we were able to stretch out.

I always total up our expenditures to almost the very penny in a little notebook I carry around.  Jamie and I budget so much for certain trips throughout the year and had a very good idea of what we could do in Southeast Asia.  After going to Turkey, all I can say as far as the budget is concerned is... "This ain't Southeast Asia."

Overall a great trip.  We have 1 day to rest before heading back to school.  If you haven't already, check out our Picasa Photo Album for all of our pictures in Turkey.  

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