Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The first few pics...


Ximen District

Mmmm... cheap eats. ($3 US)

Punk Trees ??!!!

Seoul deja vu!

From the plane.... islands struck in the light of the setting sun... can't see the divide between sea and sky... loved it!

Nifty cloud scenery from Bangkok to Taipei.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Taiwan, Week 1

Phew! Actually, we've only been here 5 days so far, but those days have been packed.

We're staying at a hostel in Taipei while searching for jobs and more permanent accommodation. At the moment it seems that we'll get a little studio for a few months until we know the city better and have jobs, then we'll get a nicer place.

The subway system here is really easy to use (it's a lot like the Korean system) so we've had no problem exploring.

It's been fun using my Chinese again. It's super rusty but good enough to so far get us food, appliances, and directions. Yay! (Jiayou!)

So far our favorite spot is an area called Ximen. It's a mega shopping/eating area with streets and streets of neon lights and people. Some of the highlights our first night there included petting someones pet squirrels, trying street food (various meats and unidentifiables on a stick), checking out the Toilet Restaurant, where everyone sits on toilets, and exploring some neat art galleries.

We spend a few hours each day doing "job stuff" and then try to check out a different part of town.

Fun, fun!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Moving Time!

We leave Uttaradit tonight, then a few days in Bangkok organizing visas before flying to Taiwan on Wednesday! Woohoo!

Some of our friends and coworkers had a nice dinner for us last night, and specially ordered all our favorite foods-- great sendoff!

I finally have all my NZ pics on Flickr, but haven't had the time to make blog posts about them.

If you're not familiar with the Flickr format, briefly, you can:

1. Look at my whole photo stream, page by page, in order of when they were uploaded.

2. Watch a slide show of my photos in order from date of upload

3. or look at my "albums" and click on thumbnails or watch a slide show of just the albums.

You can also search my tags, I always tag my photos with the location they were taken in.