Happy Lunar New Year – Monkey Style from Taiwan!

Traveling on busy transit can be tough.  Lunar New Year makes that even crazier here in Taiwan.  In the last week I’ve been shoved and contorted into tiny spaces next to the bus driver, train conductors seat and sat cross legged hidden on the floor next to a luggage compartment.  To say its been uncomfortable would Read More …

A Beautiful Lantern Festival

In 2009 they started a Lantern Festival on the Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul which now seems to be recurring annually in November.  When I first heard about it I thought it would be similar to the lanterns I had seen near some of the Buddhist temples in Bukhansan & Seoraksan.  I knew it would be fun Read More …