Tag Archive: Taiwan

It Wasn’t Supposed To End This Way

I am in line to buy some amazing steamed buns from a street vendor when I make my discovery.  My little change purse is gone.  Looking like an insane idiot on the sidewalk,I… Continue reading

adventures, With A Lower Case “A”

I’m on a bike riding around a beautiful lake in the mountains on a warm sunny day with someone whose company I enjoy very much. Life is terrible. Sometimes I end up on… Continue reading

Getting Lost in Hualien

I’m lost.  Again.  Perhaps this is why I should travel alone.  I’m in Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, with three friends.  Last night I reluctantly agreed to meet the rest of the group at 8:30am… Continue reading

Tea and Roller Coasters

I’m being presented with an unexpected gift from someone I don’t know.  I don’t know the proper protocol in this situation.  In some cultures you are expected to immediately accept with a gracious… Continue reading

Rock Stars and Duck Brains In Northern Taiwan

I feel a little like a rock star.  I have just offered jobs to 16 Taiwanese college students, and now they all want their photo with me.  Group photo plus lots of individual… Continue reading