Restless in Hong-Kong

I stand, waiting in line at the Hong-Kong airport for my Metro card. A Chinese man steps up behind me, and his bowels decide I need a proper initiation with a long-winded, open-armed flatulent vibration as if to say "Welcome to Hong-Kong". I've just landed after an 8 day trip around Taiwan (read more here),… Continue reading Restless in Hong-Kong

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Surf Town Toucheng

Burning money, ringing gongs, and hungry ghosts abound as I clean black sound out of my ears in the sea-side town of Toucheng. Day 4 I take my time getting out of Airbnb. The airconditioning is oh so sweet, and there's some drizzle coming down outside so I figure "Let's lounge around a bit" When… Continue reading Surf Town Toucheng

Chicken Ass and More Temples

The floral scent of jasmine fills the air, and an old man is smiling at me from across the street. It's another beautiful day in Taipei. Day 2 I wake up at 5:30 today, and I'm pretty proud of that achievement. I have to leave my rock solid bed hotel, and as I can't find… Continue reading Chicken Ass and More Temples

First Days in Taipei

I've been in Taipei for less than twenty minutes, and I've already had someone excitedly shout "Hi, Jesus!" at me from across the airport baggage claim. This'll be a nice four months. My day started out at 4 am, walking to my car and seeing this goopy salamander crawling out of it. I didn't even… Continue reading First Days in Taipei

Back Home in Denver

The trip was crazy and bad-weather filled, and Frontier airlines have horrible customer service, but I finally made it back home to Denver. It's always nice to be home. Even though my skin instantly dries out from the arid mountain surroundings, I am always happy to be back home in Denver with the Rocky Mountains… Continue reading Back Home in Denver