Seaside Dulan, Taitung County

Skipping ahead… We’re in artsy, relaxed Dulan, Donghe, Taitung and it’s a fabulous ride. When I arrived on Tuesday after a four hour train ride on the Puyuma Express from Taipei and wanted to pick up a scooter at the place recommended to me, I was told that “sorry, we don’t rent to foreigners.” ThatContinue reading “Seaside Dulan, Taitung County”

Beach Clean Up and “VIS”

marinepollution #sustainability #keepoceanscleanIt’s Sunday, November 1st, another lovely day on planet Earth. Kaya sent me info about the NextGen Wanli Beach clean-up and I decide spontaneously to join. In this age of instant connections, I am instantly connected and find my way to the Nanjin Fuxing MRT station, Exit 7, looking for Marcin (pronounced marchin’Continue reading “Beach Clean Up and “VIS””

Celebrating!

It’s official, October 29, done with three weeks health check up – two weeks hotel quarantine and one week follow-up health checks with CEC (Central Epidemic Command Center) – I’m free to travel further now. Celebrating with a new friend, a foot reflexology massage and trying new things like a Shoujing ritual, and pickled RoselleContinue reading “Celebrating!”

Let’s go for a hike!

Mt. Ergeshan and Mt. Bijia Ridge “Kaya, do you want to go for a hike tomorrow? The weather is supposed to be great.” Yes, she’d love to. The timing works. And she fires off suggestions. “How do you feel about an 8km hike if I carry everything? I want to train with a pack.” “Sure,Continue reading “Let’s go for a hike!”

Taipei Moments

Old and new. The ancient and the super modern. Opposites. Oxymorons. Coexisting. That’s Taipei folks – ancient traditions and architecture  and modern technology, street art, modern art, ramshackle art, the way it’s always been done, and “keeping up with the latest” or coming up with something new; colours, smells, sounds, movement, action… I love itContinue reading “Taipei Moments”

Ximen, Jinshan and Birthday Fun

October 23: First Day Out!  Quarantine successfully completed! Ximen @ street level, Ba Yan Ye Xi Hotsprings in Jinshan district, and a Birthday dinner. Woweeee… flying high, friends! First things first – wishing Kaya a very happy 27th birthday. She is life’s gift that keeps giving in new and surprising ways – feeling blessed. It’sContinue reading “Ximen, Jinshan and Birthday Fun”

Day 14: The Clock Flows to Now

“Time isn’t made up of discrete moments that pass out of the present and into the past. Time is an endless flow of experience that never stops being now.” -Steve Taylor, PhD The experiencing here is under way… flowing along towards a “blip” that signifies permission to open the door and step outside while theContinue reading “Day 14: The Clock Flows to Now”

Day 13: Taiwan Tidbits

5:48AM.  Today + One = Almost Gone. Weeeeee… e x c i t i n g! So, Taiwan Tidbits, let’s see what I can find in the crooks and crannies of this mind and the big virtual web. But most of all, the photos from my previous trip. I fell in love with this island nation backContinue reading “Day 13: Taiwan Tidbits”

Day 12: Hmmmmmm…

Quarantine Diary 5:38AM. Today + two = going for a walk outside! Experiencing life at street level while stretching my legs! Looking up at buildings, not down. Looking around corners, down alleys. And maybe finally tasting the soup-man’s cooking? He is popular! Most evenings he rolls up his cart, sets up shop in front ofContinue reading “Day 12: Hmmmmmm…”

Day 11: Good Company

Quarantine Diary: 6AM. No need for an alarm clock. Taking long deep breaths I’m enjoying my yoga practice this morning. The body is appreciating the attention, however long or short the practice may be. Tree pose and warrior pose are particularly rewarding today, connecting sky and earth. Wondering what thoughts will surface to write aboutContinue reading “Day 11: Good Company”