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... Taichung/Tainan to the Taiwan Strait and heading to China. We will have to wait for the damage caused in the southern mountains around Tainan, Kaoshiung and Pintung, an area which was devastated and killed over 600 people by biblical floods caused by Typhoon Morakot.
My photos are just the tip of the real damage and taken ...
... about getting to Taipei and settling in, assign rooms, and setting the scene for the coming week.
We had a very full schedule of events, and the days started at 7 am.
On Day 2 we went to the Presidential Palace and Taiwan University before lunch, followed by Sun Yet San Memorial for the changing of the guard, and a visit to Taipei 101 to look out over the city.
It was ...
... the entire time, us still smelling and soaking wet from our long trek. I literally made it to the train platform about 10 seconds before they left, and promptly fell asleep for the 4 hour trip down south to Hualien City, the base of operations for my mini-Taiwan adventure at Taroko National Park.
See next blog posting for more about my adventures in Taroko National Park.
I was upset that my trip had ...
... the epicenter of last years devastating Typhoon Yolanda). Red is a long time community organizer and activi st and it was wonderful to hang with him for the evening, swapping stories, exchanging ideas and learning from each other. I am hoping to schedule a launch of the Agam book in Denver at the Posner Center later this year so we talked about that project and the next steps to make it happen. As a fellow Craft Beer Enthusiast we ...
... visited some venders and went to the top of the then-tallest building in the world, Taipei 101, at night. Dubai just VERY recently finished building the official tallest building, but at least Taipei isn't bankrupt. :) We topped the night off with a visit to Shilin Night Market and I was grateful we didn't find any deep-fried spiders, seeing as I promised to try one. Instead, we all tried an interesting egg concoction that had a questionable ...