A few Updates:
Courtney & Walker.August 11, 2010 @ 22:04
1)I think there has been a misunderstanding about the blogs we are posting.No matter how many blogs we post in a day, you will only be notified once every 24 hours.For example, if Danielle posts a blog, then I post one, then Kaberly posts one, you will be notified via email ONE time that day and you will only see Kaberly's (because she was the last to post) on the front page.If this is unclear let us know.
If you go to the 'blog' tab on the top, the blog entries are organized by country (in bold, with only the most recent one opened).
When you click on the desired country, the subsections are the cities in which we are writing about, regardless of whether we wrote them in that city or not.For example, if I write about Bangkok when I am in Paris, the blog entry about Bangkok will be under the subsection "Thailand>Bangkok."
But here is where we think the confusion may be occurring: If you go to the tab "Blog," on the top, then go into the blog entry section for 'Thailand,' and then 'Bangkok,' one blog will pull up.However, there are usually 2-5 entries per city.
So when you're in Bangkok, for example, you need to go to the dropdown box on the left-hand side of the page, right above the photo and there will be a few different dates.Each date is a different blog.Sometimes, however, there may be 2 different blogs for the same date (they will show up as duplicate dates, but they will be different blogs by different authors).
I know this sounds complicated but if you want to make sure you understand go to Bangkok and make sure you can see that there are 6 different blog entries for that city.Sorry for the confusion and complication and let us know if you need us to explain this to you in person (as in on Skype).
Oh, Walker just said she fly back to the states and show you in person if you need her to.
-2)Also, we thought we should let you all know that we've figured how this blog is working for us and how we all work together.As a history major, Court should probably be writing the informational part of this blog.But as Walker is a phenomenal researcher and writer, with a passion for the tragedies that we have been witnessing for the past 2 months, that has become her niche.Because I left the country with the mindset that I am doing video diaries for SEA Backpacker magazine, I have been in the mindset of writing more of grammatically incorrect anecdotes that can fit into the magazine if needed and, rather than worrying about what my English professors taught me in college, I want to let everyone know what we've been doing, city by city, and I want it to read as it would sound when I tell the story verbally.Danielle has been spending a lot of time doing research (every time we leave a museum, etc.) so she is getting a head start on what our ultimate goal for this 2 year trip is - to raise awareness in the developed world about what is going on in the world that is less developed."I want to be the voice for all the children that cannot or will not be heard."- Walker
(We would also like to figure out what we're going to do when we grow up)
Kaberly's writing is the most descriptive and hilarious, but for some reason Danielle and I can't get her to write.She is the best videographer of all of us for sure, though, so when we overcome our technical difficulties and the video diaries come out, you can attribute most of that to Kaberly.
3) Lastly, we wanted to let you (mostly our neurotic parents) know that we leave in a day or 2 for Hanoi, Vietnam.Unfortunately for Jacqui (and fortunately for us) Jax missed her flight back to the states a few days ago and is stuck with us (yay!) for 3 more weeks. The most famous party hostel in Hanoi is awaiting our arrival and we fear that it may be another 'vortex' where we don't write or communicate with the outside world as often as we do when we're posted up every other few weeks recovering, as we are now.Also, we've heard that the Internet connection in Vietnam is not good so it may be 2-4 weeks before we're back in full communication.
Here is the link to the hostel where were staying:
In addition, this is the link to the part of Hanoi that we will.We're showing you this so that you understand why we don't really care about Internet for 2 weeks:
4) Finally, as some of you know we are planning on setting up some kind of non-profit organization for the children in these impoverished places that we are visiting.Other than the tentative name - "Ban Phov Mock Foundation" - we have a few other ideas and have had a lot of people offer their help already (not just financially, but also just help setting us up with logistics).So if anyone has ANY information or ideas please feel free to send them our way.LOVE!