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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 4

Day 4 started off with plans to travel to Haulien. However, since we had a couple of hours before we needed to catch the train, we explored the neighborhood around the hotel. About a block away there was a street with several shops selling various types of herbs, dry...

9 Days in Taiwan: Day 3

Day three started out with my friend in Taiwan meeting us at the hotel. She took a day off work to show us around Taipei and also to take us to Jiufen. I hadn’t seen my friend in many years and she made the trip much funner. Jiufen is located in the mountains...

9 Days in Taiwan: Day 2

After a good breakfast at the hotel, day two started out with us on our way to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. However, on our way to the station, we came across a small outdoor market and decided to check it out. The best way to describe the market would be a...

9 Days in Taiwan: Day 1

                  On August 11th my wife and I left Miyako and headed to Naha airport on our way to Taiwan. The flight was actually the opposite direction we wanted to go, but there are no international flights from Miyako...

I’m a Beginner

It’s interesting that many of us want to avoid the stage of being a beginner, when in fact it is actually something we should try to prolong. Think of all the advantages of being a beginner. You have the freedom to make mistakes The ability to make mistakes...

3 Weeks Back in the US

It had been three years since I had last been to the US, and so it was great to visit my friends and family, and do a little shopping and sightseeing. The trip back home inluded four planes and a four hour drive, so we were pretty tired when we finally got there. The...