Taipei Musings – A Little of Everything

Is the honeymoon over?! At times. The pink glasses have come off, and some of the harsher realities have entered the space… Here’s a little rant… I’m tired. Highly aware of the restrictions within and without. I’m tired of “the Covid thing” that is putting the brakes on life’s expression, even here. In Taipei, I’veContinue reading “Taipei Musings – A Little of Everything”

Yangmingshan Adventures

Nov 17: With Gino and Jenny in Zhuzihu and Beitou Time flies! And I can’t keep up with recording all the experiences and adventures. We have just returned from Alishan and Yu-shan (Jade Mountain), and there are hundreds of photographs to sort through. So I go back a couple of weeks to previous hikes inContinue reading “Yangmingshan Adventures”

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!”

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 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 4: Happy Thanksgiving ye all!

Quarantine Diary: 6:50AM. Fell asleep at 9PM, wide awake at midnight. Cruising Facebook looking at Taipei room ads until it’s time to join a zoom call with Gangaji at 2AM, during which I fall asleep 🙂 LOL! Her soothing voice does the trick. I find that Eckhart, Osho, and Gangaji rank high on the lullingContinue reading “Day 4: Happy Thanksgiving ye all!”

Day 3: Feathered Friends and other things

Quarantine Diary 5:30 AM. Sunday. It’s quiet, very few people about. Only the regulars – street cleaners, dog owners, a few delivery drivers. I hear bird song, perch at my window and spy a few feathered friends. A couple of sparrows have made a home in a hole in the wall across the street –Continue reading “Day 3: Feathered Friends and other things”