S: Taiwan 2012
FC: TAIWAN 2 0 1 2
1: Hubert touches down in Taipei | June 17th, 2012
2: First stop is to pay my respect at Grandfather's memorial.
4: It's a good thing we removed the frog from the fireplace. Grandfather's favorite drink is Hennessey= XO We burn the red bags, which represent money.
7: A nice lunch with the family... Peking Duck!
13: TAIPEI 101 the tallest building in the world at one time...
17: Headed to Fo Guang Shan on the HSR | June 18th 2012
18: The train races at over 120 mph and gets us to our destination in 2 1/2 hours
21: A beautiful day to visit the temple... This place is newly built and one of the largest of its kind in the World.
26: June 19th, 2012 Hualien for some nature and dumplings
28: MOCHI !!!
29: Eating out in central Hualien The best dumplings in Taiwan. Plus a Vegan Restaurant! | Parkview Hotel has a great view... and good service.
30: June 20, 2012 sight seeing in Hualien. Found some of the best bouzuh...
32: The train station in Taipei is amazing! As well as Auntie's condo!
33: We went to a restaurant that John used to go to when he was in school... Then to a famous bubble tea house. Giant cups of bubble tea as big as your head!
34: Back in Taipei exploring with John John | June 21, 2012
35: The Subways of Taiwan are an excellent mode of transportation! And Havaianas have made it to Taiwan!
36: Mister Donut has really good Donuts! Especially these kind.
37: Welcome to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
41: Waiting for the "crystal" cars to go up the mountain... great views once we got up there....except it was cloudy. | There were many tea houses at the top of the mountain.
43: June 22, 2012 Miami wins the NBA Championships and i'm in an electronics super mall building.... Mom's pics.
45: Up in a former gold mine that was occupied by the Japanese.... there was supposed to be a heavy bar of gold, but it wasn't here
49: Jishan Night Market... amazingly beautiful. Lucky for the rain it wasn't that crowded today. The streets are very narrow.
53: Dragon Boat Festival | June 23, 2012
55: The most famous Bubble Tea place in Taiwan with a large crowd gathering in front of it and John illustrating the chalk lines that the Taiwanese people actually respect. The bubbles are warm and sweet. Very good. YUM.
58: The Famous Ninja Restaurant!
62: A great family lunch at a Japanese restaurant | June 24, 2012
64: Taiwan National Palace Museum With the jadeite cabbage considered to be the most important treasure in the museum. On the opposite page is mom standing in front of her middle school.
67: Back in Chien Tan ... 12 years later. The Shilin Night -Market has changed alot since then.
68: My last day in Taiwan... | June 25, 2012
70: Thank you Mom, Grandma, and John for an AMAZING time in Taiwan
71: I plan on coming back at least every other year!!! Thank you auntie and uncle for the lunches and dinners