Yehliu Geopark

January 14, 2021. It’s a sunny day – gotta get out of town! Where to today? Yehliu Geopark! This one has been on my list of day trips from Taipei for a while. I am becoming more and more comfortable figuring out public transport, specifically the bus system. Google is pretty good at making suggestions,Continue reading “Yehliu Geopark”

Xiao Liu Qiu

Xiao Liu Qiu (or known as Little Liuqiu, Lambai Island, Lamay Island) is a small coral island off the southwest coast of Taiwan. I heard about if from Vanida, a lovely French woman I met in a Bunnan village while travelling in Yushan park. The island is known for its clear water, amazing coral reefs, sandy beaches,Continue reading “Xiao Liu Qiu”

Of Dragons and Tigers, and Fo Guang Shan

My previous post the Ode to the Lotus at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake in Kaohsiung asks to be followed by photos and descriptions of my visit to the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and Spring and Autumn Pavilions on the said lake, as well as an amazing afternoon at Fo Guang Shan Monastery and Buddha Museum aContinue reading “Of Dragons and Tigers, and Fo Guang Shan”

Ode to the Sublime Lotus

I just returned from a visit to Kaohsiung and the tiny island of Liuqiu on Taiwan’s south-west coast… and have to post this brief visual ode to the heavenly lotus plant in all its stages. Posts on other sights in Kaohsiung and Little Liuqiu will follow in time. Lotuses are just so fresh on myContinue reading “Ode to the Sublime Lotus”

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!”

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 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 9: Inbox Inspirations and a Trip to Vietnam

Quarantine Diary: 6AM. Another day starts in my posh prison cell 🙂 Today I’m aware of breath. I have noticed that my breathing has been shallow, that I need to remind myself to take deep breaths, expand inward and outwards. Especially since travelling from Vancouver to Taipei, having to wear a face mask for hoursContinue reading “Day 9: Inbox Inspirations and a Trip to Vietnam”