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tomorrow we leave hualien…

The days here have been so long–especially because they begin for me at 3:30am–it is hard to believe that our time here is nearly at an end. We leave tomorrow and take the train back to Taipei for out last … Continue reading

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Over the hump

It is hard to believe we have been here for six days…and we have only four full days left. Because it is 6:38 and my bed time here is 7:45, this post will be short and sweet. From the morning … Continue reading

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Hualien and the Jing Si Abode

A pre breakfast walk through the Da an district, noodles and then we headed to the train station to catch the train to Hualien. Since arriving yesterday afternoon we have been immersed in a sea of kindness, generosity, beauty, strangeness … Continue reading

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metro and more…

after another successful breakfast buffet adventure, we headed out on the metro to visit the Da Ai TV station…located in a beautiful buidling with warm wood floors, that just happens to be shaped like a lotus, the tv stations produces … Continue reading

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day 2 and Da ai

began the day with an aborted walk to a near by park…the air was heavy, hot, humid, we turned back before reaching the Da an forest park. On the way we passed parks and trees,      and a quiet holiday … Continue reading

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Heavenly dinner

after a deeply exhausting three hour nap I ventured out in our neighborhood…a soft dusky wind was stirring and the neon lights were glorious. passerbys friendly and very courteous to not block my photographic perspectives. Met Alex and his wonderful … Continue reading

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a day of firsts…

my first glimpse of Taiwan peaking out of a sea of clouds,     and my tuchas’ first heated toilet… meet the e’loo! Alex picked us up at the the airport and brought us back to the hotel…we had tai … Continue reading

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hong kong layover…

   spectacular mountains ring the airport…starbucks, McDonalds and Popeyes spattered among noodle and congee fast food

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perpetual nite…

After a brief flirtation with the sun…it made an appearance as we reached the Pacific, and then set gloriously. It has been night ever since. We are finishing up hour fourteen and the sliver of moon that has been accompanying … Continue reading

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Off to Taiwan…

It is 9:005 pm and my mother and are trying to stay awake….our taxi comes at 11:15 pm to take us to logan, our fifteen hour flight to Hong Kong, leaves at 1:45  am. Oops, make that I am trying … Continue reading

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