I have an Amazing trip coming up this December and January!

Berlin! London! South Africa! Namibia! Botswana! Dubai!

On December 28th I’ll fly from Taipei to London (arriving in London on the 29th) and make a connection to Berlin! I will spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin and it’s going to be amazing! On January 2nd, I fly back to London and meet my parents. We will spend the next few days in London and then on the 5th we will depart for Cape Town, South Africa where we will spend a few days before going on Safari in Namibia and Botswana! On January 21st, I will say goodbye to my parents and head back to Taipei making a nice twenty-four hour layover in Dubai! I’m so stoked and can’t wait! 


My first Taiwanniversary

A couple of weeks ago (March 14th) I celebrated my first Taiwanniversary. I cannot believe I have been living and teaching here in Taiwan for a year already! I have absolutely no regrets and I have met many amazing new friends! I look forward to the next year and seeing what it will bring! 

Celebrating my Taiwanniversary with friends on March 15th!


Bangkok, Thailand

(January 31 - February 4)

Over the Chinese New Year holiday I took a little trip over to Bangkok, Thailand. The city is really awesome, very diverse and rich in culture. I visited all the major sites, including three temples, the Grand Palace and many markets. The highlight of my trip was the Thai cooking class (see pictures below). 

RECLINING BUDDHA

WAT ARUN

WAT PHO

THE GOLDEN BUDDHA The statue is 3 meters (9.8 ft) tall and weighs 5.5 tons.


Cooking Class in Bangkok

TOM YAM SOUP

PAD THAI

THAI GREEN CURRY

MANGO STICKY RICE


New Year in Taipei!


Pre-Christmas in Kaohsiung with friends! (Part 1 - Buddhist Monastery)

 


Pre-Christmas in Kaohsiung with friends! (Part 2 - Christmas Dinner)

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Kauai

Below are some photos from my trip to Kauai in December (2013) with my family. I took a week off work and flew in from Taiwan to have an “early Christmas” with my parents. We had an amazing time on Kauai!


Waimea Canyon (Kauai)

December 2013


ATVing in Kauai

December 2013


Horseback and Ziplines at Princeville Ranch! (Kauai)

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December 2013


Hiking the Kuilau Trail (Kauai)

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Beach & Coastal Hike (Kauai)

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December 2013


California

(October 2012)

Here is a collection of photos from my two-week vacation home to California back in California. 

A little welcome home party from my best friend Frances in Madera.

Burrito at last!

My road trip to the most beautiful city on the planet.

My best friend Katy.

Relaxing in Santa Cruz.

Reunited with my B.

And of course no trip to California is complete without IN-N-OUT!


As an honorary German it was only natural that I would sniff out an Oktoberfest celebration here in Taipei. On Wednesday evening, my coworkers and I had a real German dinner with delicious deutsches Bier! There was a live band playing Bavarian beer drinking tunes and the was even an Alpenhorn. This Oktoberfest wasn’t underdone and it definitely had me homesick for my second native land!



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