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7 Easy Hot Springs for 2019

(中文版: 2019年七個容易去的溫泉) These are the wild hot springs that you park very close to. Getting to these hot springs requires no more than a few minutes of walking. But, even though these hot springs are short hikes, please still use caution and pay attention to fast moving w[…]

Announcement: Upcoming plans for FollowXiaofei

It took me close to a year, but I’m happy to announce that I have finally opened a company in Taiwan.  This is a big first step, because it gives me some capabilities that I did not have before.  The first of these is a method of staying in Taiwan after I graduate from Kainan Univers[…]

Summer Sky Extravaganza ~ the Best Places to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in Tawian

We are in for a real treat this year.  The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, the greatest meteor shower of the year, is happening on a weekend this year, and it’s going to be a new moon.  The forecast is even calling for clear skies in North Taiwan on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ni[…]

Swan Lake is Disappearing for the Second Time

Update 2018/10/29[media type="picture" id="6084"]Last week I visited one of my favorite rivers in Taiwan, only to find access to it blocked on my way out. (中文版: 天鵝湖第二次消失了)  Losing access to rivers is an ongoing trend, and more and more scenic spots ar[…]

Taiwan is for Lovers

Where is the most romantic place on Earth? Taiwan of course! There is so much love in Taiwan that it over flows into beautiful waterfalls. Here's a list of liquid lovers around Taiwan. (中文版:台灣是情侶)1) Lover's Lake Waterfall - Pingtung County, Sandimen Township[media type="galler[…]

What else can we learn from the Strava heatmap?

I love maps. When I was 13, I asked for a ridiculously large atlas for my Bar Mitzvah, instead of a bike or Nintendo 64, like most other boys would. Now I spend countless hours pouring over satellite images identifying points of interest, drawing lines for possible routes to them, and then attemptin[…]