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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, March 20, 2012

South Korea Study Trip - Day 7

Great day for the students.  We were able to sleep in until 8:00 this morning because of the long day yesterday and the fact ice skating didn't open until 10:00 am.  We were there at 10:00 and after some struggling with their skates, the students hit the ice.  Some literally hit the ice, but they all did a pretty good job.  Most tried to make it around a couple of times at least, but some had some prior experience and stayed longer.  Those who left went to an arcade and had some fun playing some games.  Lunch was at Pizza Hut.

Lotte is a national brand for many products in Korea.  They have built a theme park in Seoul where the students had 5.5 hours to ride the rides, play the games, and hang out.  Most of the students rode a majority of the rides and had a great time. I was able to tour the Korean Folk Museum where the highlight was a 1/8 miniature model of how village and Gyeongbokgung Palace would have looked during the height of the dynasty.  Geeky for most, but I certainly enjoyed it.  

After dinner at a Korean fast food restaurant, we had the opportunity to go and see the B-boys.  The B-boys are a break dancing group who have won world championships.  They have a performance where they have paired with a ballerina, so the mixture of break dancing and ballet is quite interesting.  The kids were ecstatic and were able to go on stage and have their pictures taken with some of the members of the group.

Will probably one of the kids' best days, but it seems as though I have been saying that every day.

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