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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 8

Well, I said that every day might be the students' favorite, but today probably wasn't.  Not that it was bad, but after the "fun" day yesterday, today was probably a small let down for the kids.  

We started our day at the Korean Folk Village.  In 1979, the government built a folk village an hour outside Seoul to help people experience traditional culture of Korea.  They have literally built the homes and other buildings as they would have looked in the late 1800's.  We were able to see a few performances (traditional dancing, a tight rope walker, and a traditional wedding ceremony). The wedding ceremony was interesting because they "re-enact" they wedding ceremony throughout the week, but people can actually have their wedding ceremony there paid for by the government on the weekends.  We walked around as our guide explained some of the buildings and other things that she thought the students might want to know and be interested in.

After lunch at a "hot pot," we went to the LG Science center.  This was a huge let down for me, because they had all of the rooms set up for students to have a hands on experience with various technological displays, but the guide (not Michelle) only allowed them to do certain ones and only certain kids were able to do some of them.  While it was a nice visit, it would've been so much more if we had more time to explore and do everything there.  

We ate a nice Korean BBQ place for dinner and were back in the hotel earlier than normal.  The kids need some time to pack their belongings and rest up.  We have a busy day tomorrow.  A late entry into the itinerary is that 2 of the B-boys will be joining us tomorrow for the day capped off by them teaching the students some of the break dancing moves. We told the kids, and needless to say, the are excited.

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