Taipei Is Tops

Posted by Pat on September 30, 2013 in Travel |

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. – Frank Zappa GUANGZHOU CHINA, 6:30pm, 30 Sept: I am surrounded by violet passport holders all wanting […]

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Taipei Zoo and Friends

Posted by Pat on September 29, 2013 in Travel |

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ~ Leo Buscaglia TAIPEI, 1:30pm, 30 Sept: I gave myself a relaxing break Sunday by going to the Taipei Zoo. I like zoos. Not only for the chance to see indigenous animals, but as a point of comparison. Taipei has an excellent zoo. […]

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In Search of Taiwan History

Posted by Pat on September 28, 2013 in Travel |

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius – Sept 28th – his 2563rd birthday TAIPEI, 9 am, 29 Sept: I have had a very busy three days in Taipei. Our American education system teaches very little about this part of the world. Practically nothing about Taiwan. […]

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In Search of Chiang

Posted by Pat on September 25, 2013 in Travel |

If you don’t know where you are, any road will do. Tibetan proverb SAN FRANCISCO, 12:30 pm, 24 Sept: I have left the Dark Ages of San Luis Obispo via United. For the first time in years I had to do a face-to-face checkin for boarding passes. New Passport? On some alert list? Used to […]

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