A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Taiwan Trek, Day 7: Scratching one off the Formosan bucket list 5 days ago Let us contemplate the end of the journey...Mission accomplished. In all the years I lived in Taiwan, I traveled extensively throughout the country, but one region I had somehow managed to miss (with the exception of a weekend flight to Hualien 花蓮 and Taroko Gorge 太魯閣 in 2002) was the...
  • Taiwan Trek, Day 6: Like Okinawa only with mountains, or a more Asian Hawaii 6 days ago Now sit right back and you'll hear a tale...Today is Friday the 13th, but it appears I got all the bad luck out of the way the previous day,  when downpours put a damper on our excursions and I ended up putting a dent into our rental in a hotel parking garage. Although the day began with...
  • Taiwan Trek, Day 5: The perils of parking as the weather finally catches up with us 1 week ago An unusual-looking housing complex not far from our hotel in Chihpen 知本You can only outrun the weather for so long, and on this Thursday the rain finally caught up with us. This was the view that greeted me this morning from our 8th-floor room at the F Hotel Chihpen:When the rain puts a damper...
  • Taiwan Trek, Day 4: Running from the weather 1 week ago Japanese-style lodgings at the Hualien Sugar FactoryThe weather gods taketh away, but they also giveth. The forecast yesterday had warned of impending dangerous heavy rains in Hualien County 花蓮縣 starting at around 11 o'clock this morning. This had then been pushed back to 1300 hours when I...
  • Taiwan Trek, Day 3: Things to do in Hualien when you're dead (from the heat) 1 week ago Preventing idiots from approaching the churning surf as a typhoon nearsCurse you, o weather gods! Although it looks as if Typhoon Maria (see here and here) will not make landfall in Taiwan, it's effects were being felt in Hualien 花蓮, even though the weather was sunny for almost the entire day...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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