World Scholar House
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Once again I can't believe I am 5 months through the year. Work and routines are making the days and weeks fly by! The last month has had several exciting expeditions, as I have been trying to make efforts to get out and about. I went to Fulong beach for a sand sculpture contest, which was lovely. Actually it is the third time I have been lucky enough to have been in Taiwan at this right time and got to see it. It was a nice day with a few ...
... to Yangmingshan National Park. Hiked up the highest "mountain" of the park at just under 4000 ft. It was pretty hot though at 30C. Like most big cities, Taipei is shrouded in thick haze. We went to look at the free public hot spring. It is gender segregated as clothing is not allowed in the pools. Didn't particularly relish the idea of lying around naked with 10 other people in a 15X15 pool. ...
... Yuan Yian Ke (Gong Yuan Ophthalmologist) - it was built by the Japanese in 1927 and now is a fancy store for all sorts of desserts, chocolates, etc. It was similar to that department store in Tainan, but done better, I think.
Our last stop in TaiZhong was a famous factory store that sells the Sun Cakes (among other cakes). We each bought a box and a few loose ones that had meat or egg fillings which we would not be able to bring back to the US.
... it to say, our vacation away was once again a new and unique place to experience yet another corner of the globe before we hopped skipped and jumped back across the pond for more farming adventures. We made it back to Japan without a hitch, smiled at the immigration officers and laughed with them about our "long visit" and boarded the train for Gifu, looking forward to a month on the farm again before meeting up with family and friends in Kyoto.
Rachel met Albert Li (Civil Engr professor) at a Fulbright function. Albert is a UCSD grad and his wife had a Fulbright, and he's just an all-around nice guy, so he offered to help orient Rachel's clueless parents to Taipei. What a gift! Albert took us to lunch at Taipei's best (Michelin-starred) dim sum restaurant, and introduced us to Sainey Badjie, an engineering grad student from Gambia. Sainey graciously spent his afternoon showing ...