Monday, May 10, 2010

Isla Formosa (Crazy Update Post #1)

As many of you already know, Jon and I wanted to go to Taiwan for our honeymoon when we were married two years ago. As you also know, we decided not to but we saved up money for it and actually were able to go in January 2010. It was an awesome and much needed vacation and a bit of a second honeymoon for us. Sorry it has taken me so long to get these posts up, but my life has been more than a little crazy lately. I don't have much time at all to blog anymore, but hopefully I will start making time.

Now for some pictures!!!!

Arriving in Kaohsiung - super late and very tired from plane rides!

Elevator buttons: We were on the 6th floor but there was no 4th floor, because 4 sounds like the word "death" in chinese... A little superstitious

Our first day in Taiwan
SanDiMen 三地門 aborigine cultural center.

We found this in our Chicken Soup... =0

Us on a rooftop with Kaohsuing in the background.

The Dragon and Lion Pagodas 龍虎塔 at Lotus Lake 蓮池潭

My first experience eating Bing, shaved milk with toppings, kind of like ice cream.

We drove a scooter around while there. In this picture we were waiting for a ferry to leave the island Qi Jin.

On the train to ChiaYi

In ChiaYi with our touristy shirts!

Night View of Taipei!

At the temple. We got to go inside and everything! It was awesome!

The Taipei101, once the tallest building in the world, now I believe 2nd tallest.

Jon at the beach at JinZun 金尊. This was in TaiDong County. Very beautiful!

The beginning of our hike to SanXianTai 三仙台 pictured in the background

Sunset while hiking...

We went to lunch with Homer and had what is called 一條八吃, which means "One Strip, Eight Eat." It was eight different entrees made out of one complete fish (the fish was HUGE). So we basically had a fishy lunch.

At the rocky beach of Eluanbi 鵝鑾鼻.

The southernmost point of Taiwan!
At KenDing Beach

At Monkey Mountain 壽山 in Kaohsuing

This may or may not be the monkey that later attacked Jon for his food...

Way too close for comfort!!!

Just one of the many families I got to meet from Jon's mission. Great wonderful amazing people! So kind and so thoughtful, I love them so much!

Back at the airport with Thomas to see us off! We were already at the gate by the time Thomas came, but the immigration guy led us back out and then escorted us back to the gate. Crazy huh?

I can't explain what a great experience this was. It was so wonderful to be able to see all the places Jon served and to meet all the people. I love Taiwan, and even though I can speak hardly any Chinese, I loved our trip out there. It was just amazing! The best vacation in the world. I can't wait to go back someday!!!

For anyone who wants to see all the photos they are available on facebook. Here are some links!

Taiwan #1
Taiwan #2
Taiwan #3

1 comment:

Courtney said...

ok first off you ate soup with a chicken head in it!!! ahhhh you are sick, that is so gross. Second crazy monkeys! Wow and that's kinda funny about how there is no 4th floor. Glad you posted about your trip i liked reading about it!