I’ve been down on Taiwan lately. I know part of the melancholy comes from missing my wife and kids, but sometimes I find it hard to overlook the smelly food, dreary architecture and humidity.
However, on a few occasions I dragged my lonely self out of the house and was reminded what a great place this is.
One day I drove my car up into the mountains to a town called Shifen. Guess what it’s famous for.
On another occasion I found a theme park way outside the major population centers. I snooped around the perimeter to see if I could get a feel for the place. I was startled to see this guy looking back at me.
A few days ago I went on a aimless hike near my house and was greatly rewarded.
I also met some friendly locals.
What a great place to be.
But I’m ready for my family to come back…