We came to this corner of Taiwan to spend time on the beaches of Kenting National Park. We had a long train trip, where I hung out with a batch of junior high students for a while.
Then we came to our hotel, and eventually found the bus to... Read more
We went to the Taroko National Park - absolutely beautiful - got in some hiking as well as walking, and had to wear a helmet in parts because the overhanging ledges occasionally collapse. (Didn't collapse on us!)
Had a great time - it was ... Read more
We enjoyed Taipei, and had a wonderful afternoon at the National Palace Museum. Now, we're on the east coast of Taiwan, where the mountains roll down to the sea, with dramatic gorges in between.
We enjoyed our train ride, and now we're hav... Read more
We seem to just fall into festivals - and this was a great one! Teams in boats that look like dragons, racing up and down the river, all day long for two days! Then the winners will race each other on Sunday, for the championships!
People here in Taipei are so friendly, and apologize for their limited English. I keep saying hey, I only speak two words of Chinese, you're doing better than we are!
But after New Caledonia, where I could communicate in French, it feels v... Read more
We arrived in Taipei, Taiwan, late last night. Between resting up after 13 or 14 hours of flying, and trying to miss the thunder storms of the afternoon, we had lunch at Starbucks. And did our grocery shopping at the 7-11 nearby. Except 7-11s... Read more
We didn't get to the south end of the island, we had a few rainy days and it just isn't the best time to drive around when you don't know where you're going.
So we had a few relaxing couple of days, turned in the car, and continued to enjoy... Read more
People on strike were blocking the roads, so we had to change our travels. Ended up missing out on the entire east coast of the island. But we had fun despite the changes, and the rain.
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We liked Malabou beach so much we spent a second day here - it was just gorgeous, and our bungalow was right by the beach! Comfy and roomy, but cozy. Not tripping over each other, but all in a little thatch covered hut.
We've been heading north along the national highway, and the scenery keeps getting prettier and more mountainous. New Caledonia really is a hidden treasure - I don't know why more people don't come here?
Well, it is rather off the beaten t... Read more
It isn't turtle nesting season in New Caledonia, since we're south of the equator. But this is the beach where turtles come - enough that there are signs all over about the life cycle of the turtles, how to help an injured turtle, and what to d... Read more
We didn't get very far on our first day, but we have 10 days to cover an area roughly as big as Connecticut. As some areas don't have roads. So we can take it slowly and enjoy the travel.
This country is BEAUTIFUL! Really gorgeous! Unex... Read more
Polynesian dancing is great exercise - men jumping and leaping, women twirling their hips faster than a speeding bullet - and curvaceous is a necessity for the women's dancing!
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Still having a great time in New Caledonia! When the weather gets windy, the wind surfers come out in full force - it was incredible to watch them! (I've tried, and I know how difficult it is to wind surf!)
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After finally getting some cash from an ATM, I went to the museum - amazing exhibits, had a great time! (Got in plenty of walking as well!)
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