Hualien and Taroko National Park

Head for the hills! The city at times can be quite overwhelming and nothing brings us back to center quite like time under the stars in the serenity of nature. The train from Taipei to Hualien gave us four hours to read, nap and research our upcoming destination. Hualien is very tourist friendly, often considered…

Taiwanese Night Markets

Lights, Tofu, Action! The night markets are poppin’ full of the hustle and bustle of the city all crammed into a few crazy blocks. They have everything you could ever want- makes me feel like a fool for even packing a suitcase. The markets are full of smells, colors, games, people, sounds, clothes, school supplies,…

Thank God for Buddhists!

The past few days have been amazing and the longer we are here the more comfortable and adventurous we are becoming. We are also beginning to realize we need more time in Taiwan! After arriving we got a taxi to our hotel we had booked online, thank goodness we did in advance because we weren’t…

Tokyo Drifters

The day has come! We have been preparing for this transition for the last four months, on January 7th, 2014 we left from Dallas for our new life.   Our itinerary included connecting flights from Dallas to Los Angeles to Tokyo to Taipei, but things don’t always go as planned… During our 12 hour flight…

A Friend Indeed

At the eleventh hour the phone did ring “We think Jared wants them they’ll be treated like a king!” Upon first arrival we knew in our guts We’ve found a new home for our two lovable mutts A quick walk to the park to get to know one another An instant bond they did make…