Archive for March, 2008


Kenting Picture Post

March 28, 2008

As I mentioned earlier, about a month ago Gretchen and I went to Kenting for the weekend. Kenting is on the southern tip of the island. Since it was, after all, a month ago, I’m not going to go overboard with the details. Instead, here are a few pictures.

We took the High Speed Rail down to Kaohsiung….

and from there took a bus to Kenting. On the bus ride we got to watch wonderfully entertaining shows like “Jacky Go Go Go!”

We stayed in a hotel with a beach view…

and one small bed with a curtain, which may have been meant to keep the non-existent mosquitoes away, or may have been for romantic ambience, I’m not sure…

While in Kenting, we saw beatiful scenery…

big leaves…


and some kind of mysterious pineapple-like fruit which I attempted to knock down with a stick.

After an intense wrestling match with the tree… success! We now had a bug-infested fruit.

Being good law-abiding folk, we did not do… whatever this is.

Of course, we also found some time to relax on the beach.

The end. More pictures can be found in my Taiwan 2008 album on flickr.


I’m baaaaaaaaaack!

March 18, 2008

As of Thursday night, I’m back in Minnesota. Predictably, I am way behind with the blogging. So I will be putting an end to this Taiwan blog shortly, but I have two last things I want to write about as soon as I get my pictures uploaded: a short weekend trip to Kenting, and a longer trip to Cambodia with my dad.

It’s sort of nice to be back, but it’s so strange. So many tall white people who can understand everything I say. So few cars. It’s quiet here, and impossibly dark at night.

So stay tuned, I promise I’ll get around to those last few blog entries after I’m finished with my usual procrastination routine.