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... we managed to order for dinner that evening was some rice and cold tea!
We've learned such a lot since then and really embraced Taiwanese life, its people and much of the culture. If this was a school report, we would get decent marks for our work and lifestyle approach, but probably a D - for our Chinese if not an F. Yes we can string a sentence together, but we ...
... naturally, visa collection is only from 3:30 to 5 pm. All things considered, the same-morning-service was a cost effective option.
Over time, the 3 weeks with Tim evolved into a 9 week odyssey. Tagged onto the end of the original bike trip are a further 6 weeks with Cathy, consisting of 3 weeks in the arid deserts of Rajasthan (north-western India) followed by 3 more in Nepal visiting Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. Both of those trips necessitated ...
... streets and we shall let the link to Taipei 101 demonstrate it better than we can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mP39wS_ FxQ. Of course we spent ours in our local bar, Titty Tea, and made do with some impromptu fireworks set of in the middle of the neighbouring dual carriageway, who's driving at the turn of the New Year anyway?
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2012, who knows what it will bring or where we'll be this time next year!
... used bikes like 24 went through presidents, it was time to invest in something a little more lasting. I beckoned over the cashier who thank goodness spoke English and was quite friendly too.
"With bicycle, you can also pick these:" He motioned to the wall of accessories.
Me in my head: "...'with' bike? Oh wow, I get some accessories for free?? Great!" I picked off everything and the kitchen ...
... day school.)
My turn came up. We did the reading and bookwork. The lil ones were remarkably efficient.
No cusses? No protests? No one got into a fight? Is going from "Mister!" to "Teachah!" a promotion? I guess so. It wouldn't stay this easy, but for a first day the career of Teachah Charlie was off to a non-shabby start.