On November 25, we began another morning by taking a walk into San Xia old town. We’ve been here 3 or more times, but each time, we get here too early, before the actual old town area wakes up. Each time, we’ve ended up eating and shopping in the nearby street markets and food stalls, … More Relaxing Day in Old Town and Drinking Beers 11/25/18
In the morning of November 22, we found a breakfast joint on Guo Ji road, a short distance away, and ordered a 煎餅 （Jian Bing) and some Kung Pao noodles topped with a fried egg. Jian Bing is essentially a Taiwanese breakfast burrito, encompassing scrambled eggs, and/or ham and other items inside a warm, soft, … More Yang Ming Shan, Yeh Liu, and Dim Sum for Dinner 11/22/18
We left for Taiwan on November 17, 2018. We drove up to LA on a Saturday evening, and arrived earlier than we intended, which ended up being a good thing because between Chase and EVA, someone fucked up Vale’s name on her ticket, and although we were advised this had all been resolved, we showed … More First “Day” in Taiwan! 11/17-11/19
For our second use of our Southwest companion pass this year, we went to Denver to visit friends. Matt & Jessica relocated to Scotland for a few years, and we weren’t able to make it out there to visit them. Before Scotland, they were in various parts of Orange County, and we would see them … More TBT Denver June 2018
On our last day in Portland, we started out with good old hotel breakfast, then walked to a hipster coffee joint where we got a latte and peach hand pie to go. We made our way to Laurel Hurst park, which was another sylvan expanse of green, and featured a glittering, deep emerald pond. It … More Portland 10/7/2018 – Goat to have fun!
On our first full day in Portland, we woke up early as hell because Vale always gets us up early, and had breakfast at the hotel, including bacon, eggs, and some nice cheeses. However, somehow we ended up lingering for much longer than we expected and did not get as early of a start on … More Portland 10/6/2018
Once again, we made good use of our Southwest Companion Pass by taking a long weekend and checking out Portland. Vale was mostly reasonable on the flight, and we arrived around 11 in the morning, just in time to be greeted by rain amidst the lush green landscapes. Upon landing, we immediately made use of … More Portland 10/5/2018