Sunday, September 27, 2009

Random Picture of the Week #20

Another shot from a bus window, Xinyi District, Taipei.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New digs

We've been busy. Work, work, work, and we moved into a new apartment. We both work Saturdays now so there isn't a lot of time for going out and about. Plus, since saving money is a priority right now we try to stay in anyway.

We have taken advantage of a few nice afternoons to walk around the botanical gardens and see some parts of town we haven't been to yet, like the Shilin Nightmarket (easiest the largest street market I've ever been to) and a neighborhood nearby that's packed with exotic bird stores. There, we found a friend for our newly acquired finch (he came with the apartment).

I'm technically on vacation now but picked up a short term class. The extra time in the afternoons is spent doing yoga, studying and unpacking. Al has been hired at a university so is busy preparing his courses which start soon.

busy, busy!

Botanical Gardens.

There are lots of things you can't do at the gardens.

Fish and lily pads.

The lily pond and an art museum.

Bird Street (Heping Xi Lu).