Pingxi Lantern Festival 2016

Pingxi is famous for its lanterns and has the privilege of being the only place in Taiwan where sky lanterns can legally be released. Its remoteness coupled with a heavy annual rainfall make conditions safe for fire balls to be launched skyward. Sure there are environmental concerns (which is why I didn’t launch one) but Read More …

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 …

Lunar New Year at a hagwon

Happy New Year!  Okay, you’re probably thinking wtf mate?  New Years was at the BEGINNING of January.  (Don’t worry that post is coming soon too!)  Wednesday we celebrated  설날 (Seollnal), Korean New Year, which follows the Lunar calendar just like the Chinese New Year.  I called it Chinese New Year a few times and offended a Read More …