We live outside of Taipei on the side of a mountain. It is nice to be outside the city and we are close to one of the most popular national parks in the country. The downside is that it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to drive up or down the mountain to our house.Continue reading “The Back Road”
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A few nights ago a friend told us about a festival going on near our house. It seems during Chinese New Year every god has his day and this day, night actually, belonged to a small god only worshipped (as far as I know) in a small valley a short walk from our house. ItContinue reading “The Land God Cometh”
We try to get out and see some place new every weekend… when it’s not raining. It rains a lot so we really haven’t been out much. Here is a video from a night out we had a few weeks ago. Several weeks ago I had a day off work while the kids still hadContinue reading “Sightseeing”
Recently we experienced a rare stretch of sunny weather. A neighbor invited us to take advantage of the sun by going on a hike in the mountains near our home. We loaded up the mini-van and took off get a tan and enjoy the views. Unfortunately, there was a cloud covering the peak all dayContinue reading “Hiking in the Clouds”
For Noah’s birthday and Chinese New Year we ventured downtown to Di Hua Street. Each year before Chinese New Year this little market pulls out all the stops and becomes the craziest market in Taipei. I think we caught it on a slow day.
The other morning we heard some funky Chinese music. It early on a Saturday morning and it was raining. Erin and I quickly got out of bed, dressed and ran into the rain to find the source of the fun. This is what we found.