Changhua – Taiwan Pt. 2

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22nd – 26th August 2017 The drive back to Rob’s apartment is straightforward and as we get close, we recognise some of the buildings and landmarks. The apartment itself is familiar, though we had forgotten how hard the beds are …

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Family Time – Taiwan Pt. 1

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19th – 22nd August 2017 This is a strange trip – too long for a holiday but, at 5 weeks, short compared with some of the other travelling we have done. For this first section in Taiwan, the dynamic is …

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Day 256: Too Many Tourists

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Fri. 26th April 2013 Its our last day in Asia today before we head off to Africa for the final section of our trip. Our flight is not until late this afternoon so I have prepared a short itinerary to …

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Day 255: One Night In Taipei

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Thur. 25th April 2013 Today, we are off to Taipei for our final night on Taiwan. Although there is no particular rush to get there, there is still no lie in for us as we need to get up to …

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Day 254: Mountain High, River Deep

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Wed. 24th April 2013 Looking at a map of Taiwan, today we just have to cross the middle of the Island from east to west, which is the least distance of our three drives. The problem is that the road …

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Day 253: To Boulderly Go!

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Tue. 23rd April 2013 To paraphrase that well known Sci-Fi show – ‘Taiwan, the final frontier. Our 1 week mission to explore alien civilisations…’. Fair enough, but why did that have to include bouldering / river-walking? And what is involved …

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Day 252: Some Things Are Just Like Home

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Mon. 22nd April 2013 Jamie had already been on the beach before we had stirred this morning and he was ready to hit the breakfast buffet which, like last night was massive with a huge choice of dishes from many …

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Day 251: Road Trip

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Sun. 21st April 2013 Ah, the joys of getting the family ready for trips.  I have to say that I’d blotted out of my mind how hard it is to get children ready to go out. Still, we were aiming …

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Day 250: Scooting Around

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Sat. 20th April 2013 After a morning of doing chores and being lazy we head off to Taichung. This is where Dave’s nephew, Calum and his friend Charlie have an apartment for their time out here on a year’s contract …

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Day 249: About Taiwan

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Fri. 19th April 2013 Its not our home but it is Rob’s and his family’s home and his family is our family so, that, sort of, makes it home. It certainly is nice not to be constrained by having a …

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