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Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 | Views [242]

IT’S BEEN TWO MONTHS SINCE THE MAASDAM was forced to retreat before Typhoon Francisco.  Since then Japan has weathered Typhoons Krosa, Faxi, Tapah and Mitag.  Now Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful storm in 60 years, is hammering the ... Read more >


Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 | Views [198]

IN MY NOT-REALLY-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, Taiwan has a lot in common with Arkansas.  Or North Dakota.  The world-class National Palace Museum is certainly worth a visit if your are in Taipei but unless you are on a business trip or, like us, are ... Read more >

Alishan National Scenic Area on Double Tenth

Friday, 11 Oct 2019 | Views [215]

I WISH I COULD SAY THAT YUAN FANG Homestay was a marvelous place and the highlight of our stay in Taiwan, that it gave us true insight into life in Taiwan.  The truth is that even if we could have found it on our own, there were no signs in English ... Read more >

Up and Down and All Around Taiwan

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 | Views [245]

OCTOBER ISN’T THE BEST MONTH FOR BIRDING in Taiwan.  Nevertheless, we have been following birding tour trip reports for locations where local species have been reported recently.  As it turns out, “recently” is a relative ... Read more >

Cingjing Farm

Friday, 4 Oct 2019 | Views [241]

CONNIE SETS OUR COURSE AND AS OFTEN as not she selects birding hotspots.  Where we will lay our heads each night is up to me.  Bird sightings, as it turns out, are not just a factor of where birds congregate, but also of where people congregate.... Read more >

Mingao Hot Spring Resort

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 | Views [277]

THE TROPICAL STORM WAS A FIZZLE, DESPITE the dire forecast and we were ready to leave Taipei.  The 5201 Airport Bus left on schedule and dropped us off at the Avis counter.  They tried hard but maybe they’ll try a little harder next ... Read more >

Taipei's National Palace Museum

Sunday, 29 Sep 2019 | Views [239]

CONNIE REMEMBERS DITCHING A BUSINESS MEETING in 1988 to visit the National Palace Museum, the highlight of any visit to Taipei.  It took us three trains and a bus to get there today — plus a little help from some locals — but only $5 ... Read more >

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Saturday, 28 Sep 2019 | Views [230]

IT WAS RAINING WHEN WE SAID “SAYONARA” to Japan and it was still raining when we said “Ni hau” to Taiwan.  Another tropical storm, would you believe?  Taiwan's proximity to Ishigaki coupled with a time change meant ... Read more >

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