When we lived in Taipei for a few months, I learned where the stores and open markets were to be able to buy ingredients, then cook food that we were used to. It was fun to go out to restaurants about once a week (a lot of the local neighborhood establishments were inexpensive), but it […]
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If you think stair repeats are boring, you haven’t done them on Elephant Mountain. You can find it to the east of Taipei, part of a system of trails on 4 mountains. And I’d be surprised if you want to or need to repeat anything. There are several access points to the trail. We approached from […]
I took Wild Greg out for a run our final day in Taipei this trip, but I chose to rent a bike, my legs still being tired from my run the day before. It is a good thing I went with this option, because he wanted to run with the freedom that relaxes the mind […]
I wandered all around Taipei last week by myself. This worried my husband, but since I made it back every evening, he began to relax. I walked several miles around the hotel, down to the river and the fabric market, and regularly to the local Cold Stone Creamery…to practice ordering in Chinese! I made it […]
When my Tuff Pool with an Endless Pools Fastlane became functional in October, I completely gave up swimming at the gym lap pool. Besides the fun, I needed to try to work myself out of getting sea sick in it, which I made progress with the more time I spent swimming against the current. Four […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.