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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 8-9

This is actually going to be a short post, because for the most part, it was just travelling. The last day in Taiwan we took a bullet train from Kaohsiung back to Taiwan. And then a bus from the train station to the airport. I was really bummed to be leaving Taiwan...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 6-7

On the sixth day of our trip, we woke up early to catch the train to Kenting. Kenting is the ocean, touristy part of Taiwan where everyone goes for their summer vacation. After several hours on the train and an hour long bus ride, we finally arrived. We figured that...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 5

Hualien is famous for it's ocean view and it's mountains. There are beautiful mountain landscapes with steep cliffs and rivers running through them. The best part is that a ticket to a day pass on the bus was less than $5. We purchased our tickets and waited for the...

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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...

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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 about an...

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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 farmer's...

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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 island. So, we had a forty minute flight to...

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My Trip to Taiwan and Living Deliberately

Yesterday, I returned back to Japan after spending eight wonderful days in Taiwan. I had a great trip and was able to travel and stay in 4 different cities while I was there. The whole trip was a complete blast and one of the best I have ever taken. Taiwan really is a...

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Living Deliberately: A different kind of self help book?

  A couple weeks ago I was contacted by an author who had just published a new book. He told me that it was called Living Deliberately and was about how to live life better. He sent me a copy, and I have had time to read the first few chapters. Here are my early...

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