Brooklyn_Born, this one is for you!!!!
For those who don't know Brooklyn_Born, she and her family do a fair amount of travelling. She likes to continue her running while she's visiting foreign lands, and often participates in races all ove... Read more
Wow, it was amazing! Toppenish, WA, is full of murals portraying the history of the town and the region. Mostly the settlers and the Native Americans. And of course the animals and the scenery, which is gorgeous all by itself.
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I'm a Leo, and an animal lover, and was so upset about poor Cecil the lion. So in solidarity, I went to the zoo for my birthday.
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People are amazed that we sold most of our belongings and have become permanent travellers.
It isn't expensive, and we're actually spending less than it cost to live on St. Thomas.
How do we do it? I share all my cost-saving technique... Read more
At least this week. We're back at home base for our annual medical stuff - just part of travelling while being an older adult. (The adultier ones.) We'll also stock up on things that are difficult to find while travelling.
We'll visit fr... Read more
On Thursday, I had a wonderful time at MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei. Some strange art, some beautiful art, some thought provoking art. Modern art is always interesting, even if some of it is strange!
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I had a fabulous day at the cat village of Houtong, just an hour outside Taipei. This former mining town decided to take good care of the abandoned cats left behind when people moved on, and now the town is known for the stray cats who are extr... Read more
We took the shuttle boat around Sun Moon Lake, and explored the town across the lake - managed to walk up and down every single street in a small town, ending up with 2.5 miles! (I'm not sure how I did that, but gotta trust the pedometer.)
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It took us half a day on three trains and a taxi to get here, but this lake is just so gorgeous! We're in a little town, mostly full of vacationing Taiwanese and mainland Chinese tourists, and we're enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. Staying in... Read more
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