I started writing about the Banqiao Christmas light show in 2012, now known as Christmasland. This is our fifth year attending and the second year we were invited on behalf of the New Taipei City Government.
It’s exciting when someone visits us in Taiwan. Seeing Taiwan through someone’s eyes for the first time is rewarding, especially when it’s your sister.
Christmas comes to Taiwan once again, and this time, it showed up in a glorious display of lights near Banciao Train Station. The best Christmas light show in Banciao City is one of my favorite events each year.
Cheap, fast Thai food in Banciao at Xinpu Station Exit 3. Andy Thai is one of our favorite restaurants in the Taipei area.
Creative juices are flowing this month. I’m snapping photos like crazy and have spent the last two weekends wandering through textile markets and bead stores. I’m revisiting my old design days in anticipation of having some truly knock-out jewelery for the wedding. I’m tackling my own veil as well, which should prove to have […]
Banciao on a sunny day in Taiwan is beautiful. This is what we normally see outside our windows every day. I snapped this first photo to give you an idea of the amount of water we had dumped on us last weekend. It’s been a week since the fury of Typhoon Sinlaku swept through Taiwan, causing millions of dollars in damage and putting thousands of people in harm’s way.
I thought that my first blog back from vacation would be about Penghu, but after sitting down to write this morning and receiving two threatening phone calls, which have set my teeth on edge and have me angrier than hell, I guess my Penghu posts will have to wait. Last week, I posted about some […]
A few months ago, John decided to buy a second-hand car. He found one on Taiwan Yahoo auctions after several weeks of searching and contacted the owner in Taoyuan to go and have a look at it. The owner had an English-speaking friend who was kind enough to translate for John. When John arrived, he […]
This one is my personal favorite from last night. John and I are rarely home on weekends for very long. This one was an exception. I was hoping to go to Hukou to see my friend, The New Hampshire Bushman, but I’m still feeling weak from my ordeal. I thought it was going to be […]
I can’t think straight. Oh how I wish, I wish, I wish I could read the newspaper! Yesterday I came out of my building to a mob of reporters at the front entrance. I wandered around the the side of the building and came across another group of them. I thought there might be someone […]