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April 04, 2007

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Briele

that must of ben cool going to a classroom like that and showing what u do was it???Did you get 2 know all of there names and did they really ijoy it it looks like they did?send back

Dean Jacobs

To the students at Heinsberg School!
Thank you for all your wonderful comments, I have enjoyed reading them, and I am sure others have too!

I was so impressed by your attentiveness and the questions you asked. Your understanding of English is very good, and your interest in the world made it a pleasure to spend the day.

I wish you all the best, and hope our paths cross once again. Maybe one day in Nebraska?

Cheers,
Dean

Natalia

hello Mr. Dean Jacobs :)!

Your talk was interesting and I really enjoyed it [yeah!]. You showed us that it isn't boring to go abroad and meet other cultures. Actually it is more interesting than I thought. I could make such a trip, too. Maybe we'll meet us in some years...maybe somewhere in Africa or in Japan. Who knows :P

I hope you'll come and visit us again! It would be great.

Natalia

Bernd Ollertz-Mertens

I listened to your talk in our school. I think it was very useful to learn about other countries and cultures. I hope you do some more journeys and come to our school afterwards again so we can listen to it.
Yours, Bernd

Mark Kostinec

Hope everything is going good! Those class pictures from the Deutschland could have been taken back in Fremont Jr./Sr. High. You can tell the town of Fremont has a lot of German descendants. How did the person in the second row get a Husker Shirt? Enjoy your trip!

Frank Jülicher

Hi Dean!

On Friday I listened to your talk about your journey. It was excellent! I learned much about other people and countries. The pictures were great. It was surely hard to live with a few dollars a day.

My sister(Anne Jülicher) was also enthusiastic for the talk.

I'm looking forward to see you another time.

Frank

Jeanine Krings

Hi!
I really enjoyed your talk! It was very interesting and funny and your pictures were very nice, too. I hope that you'll have a great time during your next journey and that you'll come back to Heinsberg to visit us again =)
you rock!
Jeanine

Fria

Yo!
I loved your talk because I really want to travel too when I'm 18, actually together with Jenna. You showed me that we can make it ^^!
whatever, we love you dean :-*
Freya

Jenna Simon

Hey Mr. Jacobs!

Let's say you've saved our last day at school before the holidays! Your talk was a nice way to miss chemistry and english lesson! If you stay abroad long enough we might meet somewhere in Australia by the time I'm 18. I hope so! Very interesting talk of yours, I was impressed. Most of the people that visit schools and give talks... well, they make you bore yourself to death. But you proved that there ARE interesting ways to get the students' attention.

Hope to see you again sometime.

Jenna Simon

Andreas Schmitz

Hi Mr Jacobs,
I watched your talk at our school in Heinsberg. I think it was great and interesting and we learnd a lot about the people in forein countries. The pictures about the different places in the world are also really cool.
I hope you will have many more talks at schools. The students will enjoy it. I hope you will have a great time in Ethiopia.
Andrew Smith

Carolin Scheuer

Dear Mr Jacobs,
Thank you for the informativ (and funny) talk.I realy enjoy it especially the beautiful pictures about the people and the countryside. They show their ways of life, their culture and their feelings which made me really contemplativ.
Now I want to go to some of the countries, too when I'am older because many of them really fascinate me (e.g. Thailand!).
Have a nice time in Africa and I really hope that you could come to us again,
yours carolin

Sebastian Heinrichs

Dear Mr Jacobs!
First of all: Thank you for your fascinating talk. I´ve learned very much of you. Not only about other countries, but also about leaving your old life behind you and start a new one. This is what impressed me most about you.
Mr Werner told us that you are already on a new journey. I hope you will come to Heinsberg after it and tell us all about it.
I hope that you will go on to write about your trips. I´ve read some parts of your book. It is written very well.
Good wishes for your future. I hope you´ll never have to stop traveling.
Yours Sebastian

Saskia

Dear Mr. Jackobs,
Thanks a lot for your interesting and awesome talk. Before your talk I couldn't imagine that it is possible for "usual" persons to do things like that. I thought you need much money and other special things for doing this but you showed me you need not.
I wish you good luck for your life and your following travels around the world.
SASKIA

Birte Thissen

Dear mr Jacobs,
I really enjoyed your talk in Heinsberg a few weeks ago.I found it very interesting to learn about foreign countries and diffrent ways of living. It encouraged me that you could live your dream of travelling the world and that you could live without most of the things we think we need today.I think it is qite important to realize this so I want to thank you for your talk. Maybe you can talk to us again.
yours, Birte Thissen

Jana Lind

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
Your talk was a great finish of the last school day before our holidays. I really enjoyed listening to you and seeing the nice pictures. I admire your bravery to leave everything and start a journey around the world. Your talk showed how unimportant so many things in our life are and encouraged my friends and me to do a similar trip in the future.
I hope that you will have a good time in Africa! Thanks for your interesting talk and that you visited our school.
Yours,
Jana

André Jütten

Hi Mr. Jacobs!
Well, it was very interesting to listen to your talk and kudos to you.
How you presented your experiences to us was meritorious. I learned much about the culture and wonderful places in the world. I hope you will come to Germany again and good luck on your journey!

Yours André


Kerstin Giesen

Dear Mr Jackobs,
I listened to your talk you gave in Heinsberg on 4th April and I was very impressed. Your stories and the pictures were quite thrilling. It was very interesting to learn about the different countries and cultures in the world.
I hope you'll do some more trips around the world so that you can visit us again in Germany and tell some more stories about your experiences ;-). I'm looking forward to seing you again!

Yours, Kerstin Giesen

Lorenz Bartz

Dear Mr. Jacobs,
I am one of the students from Heinsberg you have visited on 4th April and I'd like to thank you for sharing your grate experiences with us. Your presentation was really entertaining but also very informative and I got to know some things of other cultures and countries and especially your feelings about them. If you ever came back to Heinsberg I would like to listen to you again.

I wish you more fantastic and amazing moments in other coutnries you can speak about to interested students,

Lorenz Bartz

Ramona Winkens

Hi Mr. Jacobs!
Great talk! I really enjoyed it. It must be very interesting to travel all around the world and to meet many different people. The pictures were very nice, too. I hope you'll come to Germany and visit us again.
Yours Ramona

Isabel Jöris

Dear Mr Jackobs,
I really enjoyed your talk about your trip around the world. There were so many things I didn`t know about and you present them to us in a way that was so funny but also very interesting.
But mostly I liked your opinion of life and living your life. There are so many unimportant things in the world like computer games or other stuff you don`t really need. You have put all these things away from yourself and I wish I`ll be brave enough to do a trip like yours, too someday.
Yours, Isabel

Ines Rademacher

Hi Dean!

I listened to your talk and I was very surprised, because it was so interesting. The pictures that you have shown to us were very nice and they made clear that your journey was a great, dangerous and difficult experience. It is not easy to live with such a bit money per day and it is also dangerous because of some animals. Therefore I wondered how you survived this journey at all.

I hope you will soon come back to us and tell us about another journey

Ines

Nina Ferreira

Dear Mr. Jacobs,

I really enjoyed your talk. It was very interesting to listen to your stories and to see all the different places in the world in the nice pictures you showed us. I think that it’s very exciting to do this sort of journey and to get to know different people, traditions and religions.
Thank you for your interesting talk and I hope you’ll visit us again.
Yours faithfully,
Nina Ferreira

Kevin

Hi Dean!
The talk was great and interesting. I`ve learned very much about other cultures and people all over the world. The pictures were great. Only the background music was not...ähm...good ;-)
Oh, it was Okay.
I like your way telling your storys. I won`t call a name, but I know a teacher who can make every story boring ( not you Mr. Werner :-)!I´m looking forward to see you again
Kevin

Isabelle Jansen

Interesting and informative talk! We learned a lot from you. Especially the pictures were great! I think every small child dreams of doing a journey round the world, but almost nobody does it and that makes the talk so interesting for us. Hope you will visit us with new photos and a new talk someday.

Best wishes, Isabelle Jansen

Isabel Lischewski

Was really thrilled with yout talk - good to hear that one can still make experiences like yours in this world!

yours, Isabel Lischewski

Matthias Kleinen

Dear Mr Jackobs.

We all are very proud and greatly obliged to you that you gave such an interesting and informative talk at our school. For all of us it was an enriching experience to have an American author with such an interesting story with us, whom we could ask questions about life all over the world.

We hope we will see you again

Matthew

Hannah Schöngen

That was a great talk in Heinsberg! I really learned very much about all the countries and the people and peoples in the world. The children are the same everywhere. I liked the pictures. We all want you to come again.
But: Why did you told our teacher we should write a comment? Now we all have to do this. I hope we'll all know what to write...

I hope the travels are all nice,

Hannah

Dean Jacobs

To Mrs Tucker's 5th grade class;
Thanks for the questions!
Here are your answers,
When I am in a country, I always convert my money to the local currency, generally you get better deals.

The exchange rate varies from country to country. For example, where I am now, one dollar will buy me 8.8 Ethiopian bir. At the moment I am paying 56 bir per night for my hotel. Can you tell me what that is in American dollars?

Generally you can live well on 10-12 dollars a day here. Some days I spend less, and other days I spend more, depending on what I am doing that day.

Thanks for the questions! I am happy to have you along.
cheers,
Dean

Dean Jacobs

To Mrs Tucker's 5th grade class;
Thanks for the questions!
Here are your answers,
When I am in a country, I always convert my money to the local currency, generally you get better deals.

The exchange rate varies from country to country. For example, where I am now, one dollar will buy me 8.8 Ethiopian bir. At the moment I am paying 56 bir per night for my hotel. Can you tell me what that is in American dollars?

Generally you can live well on 10-12 dollars a day here. Some days I spend less, and other days I spend more, depending on what I am doing that day.

Thanks for the questions! I am happy to have you along.
cheers,
Dean

Tim Cuchna

Best wishes on your travels, Uncle Dean!

Mrs. Tucker's Aldrich 5th Grade

Hi Dean, Thanks for coming to visit. We really enjoyed your visit. We loved your pictures. How's your trip going? We were looking at your book, "Wonderous Journey" and decided to check on your travels. Erin has a question:
When you are in a foreign, poor country do you exchange American money for their money? What is the exchange rate in other countries? Do you save your money if the country's exchange rate gives you a great deal of their money? Do you try and spend all of your $10.00-$12.00 a day?

We hope you have good luck on your travels!
5th grade :)

Chris Legband

Godspeed my friend.

Leslie Shanahan

Hi, Dean. Get ready world, Dean is spreading his charm. We miss you here in Fremont. Leslie

Dee Buchanan

Dean - make sure you post lots of pics with your sexy hat. Miss you, Dee

Evan

It sounds like your off to a good start. Evan

Matt

Hey Dean!

I see you are on your way (jealous am I).
Say 'guten tak' to people that might know me there.
Oh, and I may already have a contact for your to meet in Moscow.

Miss you already,

Matt

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