Tying it Together in Taichung

Mist falls as I walk around a neon glow reflecting off the puddle surfaces in the street. A resounding feeling of calmness drifts over me as I can't help but smile over the beauty of it all, the beauty of Taiwan. Day 6 I wake up at around 5 am, to the neighbors of my… Continue reading Tying it Together in Taichung

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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

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

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