Lanterns and Spirit Bathouses

Rain falls, and I feel like a Spirit walking to a bathhouse in Spirited Away. Day 3 I decide the best way to start the day is to go to a local breakfast shop. There are little shops everywhere with a griddle, a few packets of eggs, and some raw bacon. I never know what… Continue reading Lanterns and Spirit Bathouses

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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