When my younger sister was very young, she had a couple of imaginary friends who lived in the front closet and she named them Shawn and Mindy. Many years later, I now have an “imaginary fan” named “Jennifer”. She sent me an email a few days ago from … Read more
I’m always up for a new adventure and am a firm believer that exploring anyplace on scooter is the best way to get to know the area. So, when my expat friend, James, suggested a quick scooter trip to Hualien, I jumped at the chance to see more of … Read more
During my first year in Taiwan, my friend Sara flew in from Hawaii for a long weekend. As I was sharing bits of my new life with her, she noticed I kept repeating the phrase “…but they never told me”, whether it was stories about bus issues, … Read more
A few months ago, CNN Travel did a survey among their frequent travelers, asking for opinions on the best food in the world. The winner – Taiwan! Earlier this year, CNN published a list of the top 16 places to visit in 2016, and along with Madagascar, Iran, and … Read more
I hate snakes. I’ve always hated snakes. I saw one in my garden a few months ago and screamed like a little girl. I never thought I’d be snacking on one, but when in Taiwan you gotta do as the locals do.
We arrived at Snake Alley in Huaxi … Read more