Longshan Temple – Taipei, Taiwan

Even if you only have a half day in Taipei make sure you get to the Longshan Temple!  Its a stunning Buddhist temple with regular visitors and local parishoners.  Founded in 1738 as a haven for Chinese immigrants from Fujian the settlers built Longshan in honor of Kuan-in the Buddhist goddess of mercy. How to get Read More …

Don’t Drink December: a crazy idea to raise money for Typhoon Haiyan

We all love drinking, well since I’m talking about alcohol I guess “most of us” love drinking.  Unfortunately there is a massive population of people who not only can’t drink alcohol but even worse, they don’t have access to clean water!  That number skyrocketed after Typhoon Haiyan and as a result I have dubbed December 2013 Read More …