Im on Taiwanese Television!

It is just a photo of me and others that pops up at the 2:30 mark!
For attending Asia Pacific Exchange and Leadership Development Seminar in Taiwan in March of 2010.

Taiwan – Conference Post Tour

After the conference I attended the Post tour. They took us to Taipei and Hualian and around those areas! It was alot of fun. One big bus filled with post conference AIESEC’rs all pumped up from the conference!! we saw some beautiful things! My favourite part was the coastal bike tour AND the hot springs we went to!! mmmmm I love hot springs!! πŸ™‚

Me overlooking the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Taiwan!! πŸ™‚

Dancing with the Aboriginals!! We learned songs before meeting them and dances and if you screwed up teh dance steps you had to Drink this POTENT nasty alcohol!! haha

We biked the Hualian Coastal trail. Here are our bikess looking out at the beach!!

Me at the Gorges in the national park! These were HUGE and so so beautiful!!

Me holding up somebody at the National Palace Museum. You couldnt take pictures INSIDE the museum because they dont want an inventory of their objects. They stole all this stuff from China long ago haha

Old hotel in Taipei, Taiwan!

Spelling AIESEC on the beach in Hualian with Liz from Ohio, USA!!!

Taipei, Taiwan!

So I spent 3 days in Taipei before going to the conference in Kaohsiung!! Taipei is a beautiful city!! I went to a whole bunch of temples. I just took the metro everywhere. It is VERRRRY handy that metro – no problems no problems!

I stayed with a guy named Ken, who couchsurfed me for the 2 nights I was there. The first night he took me the the Memorial and we went to a kickboxing class! It was ALOT of fun but VERRRY tiring. I. Am. Laazzy! haha. Afterwards he took me to a night market and ordered me delicious Taiwanese food! and BUBBLE TEA!!! Taiwanese bubble tea is fantastic!!! Im addicted! Hardcore!

Then the second day Ken had to work so I just wandered around by myself from metro station to metro station getting off to view temples and scenery!! It was a good time. then I got slept and wokr at 4AM to catch a 5:30AM train down south! haha. Here are some beautiful photos of Taipei!! πŸ™‚

Arrival: Taipei, Taiwan!

Howdy Friendfolk!

I have safety arrived in Taipai after a 4 hour flight, 1 hour forward clock switch-a-roo, and a 15 degrees drop in temperature!! 😐 it is only 20 degrees here – I am dying its so cold! haha. Why do I always choose to travel to the cold countries! silly me!

But yeah arrive and then took a bus then a subway and then met up with Ken, my couchsurfing host! hes from Taiwan but grew up in Oklahoma, and his 4 other roommates are americans from arizona and michigan! they are all going to school here!

So tonight Ken asked if I wanted to go to kickboxing with him- I said sure why not! haha So we went to this beautiful area with temples and a pavillion and it is a Danish guy named Anders who hosts this kickboxing class on Tues/Thurs every week. its basically just all Foreigners who go and do kickboxing in the middle of this area. It was really fun but also a hard workout! hahaha Im lazzzzzy!! πŸ˜€

Then afterwards Ken took me to a night market around his house and we just wandered and drank milk tea – its kind of like bubble tea cause it had tapioca beads on the bottom – but more milky! but it was supppper delicious!!

Tomorrow I am going to wander Taipei unattended in search of Temples and pretty things!! Wish me luck πŸ˜€

Cheerio Folks!

Taiwan Travel plans :)

So here are my plans for Taiwan.

Flight BKK – TPE March 18th Depart 13:10 Arrive 17:50
Stay two nights by myself in Taipei to explore πŸ™‚

Train from Taipei – Kaohsiung March 20th Depart: 06:30 Arrive: 08:12The conference in is the south in Koahsiung. πŸ™‚

Symposium March 20 09:00 March 21 17:00
APXLDC March 21 17:00 March 27 18:00
Post Tour March 27 19:00 March 30 15:30

Flight TPE – BKK March 30th Depart 18:20 Arrive 20:50

My Post tour includes this:
Day 1: Kaohsiung – Taipei
Show us around Taipei city and go to Shi Lin Night market.
Day 2: Taipei – Hualien (Eastern Taiwan)
Go to Chingshui Cliff, Visit Taroko National Park and hike the Shakadang Trail to see the Eternal Spring Shrine then Go to the Buluowan Recreation area and see the Swallow grotto then go through the Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail. Afterwards go to Hualien City and visit the Nanbin Night market.
Day 3: Hualien
Arrive at Songyuan memorial residence which is the only remaining architecture build during Japancese colonial rule. Then head to Chixingtan which is a famous bay shaped like a new moon. There take the Coastal Bicycle trail. Then visit RuiShui form, and at night visit MAKUDAAI. Then return to hotel in RuiShui hot spring zone to have a nice peaceful night.
Day 4: Hualien – Taipei
Travel up to Taipei via train.

Woot!! I am so VERY VERY excited!!