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In the Year of the Horse - Jan/Feb 2014

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Well, I am back from China. There is so much to tell!
Wait, why were you in China?
I went to help take care of children at an orphanage during Lunar New Years.  This allowed the full time nannies to be able to go home and see their children.  China has the largest human migration on the planet during this time period.  If you haven't seen the documentary "Last Train Home", you should.  It is available on Netflix and it is a very down-to-earth, informative watch.
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Why did you want to go? When I first heard about this opportunity, I was super excited!  I mean, I love to travel in general - and to be able to finally go to Asia AND be able to help out with kids sounded positively fantastic!  Didn't take much to sell me on this.

How did you find out about this? My mom's friend from Texas adopted a little girl from this orphanage run by the Morning Star project - which provides a home and medical attention to children that need them in Africa and China…