Penultimate Day :(

Penultimate means the next to the last. It’s almost the end of our time here, and I’m not ready to think about that yet. I’m also not quite ready to go through all my photos for my posts, although I’ve been trying to stay on top of everything. I’ll give you a few sneak peeks.

At Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Buddhists believe that if you walk across this bridge and back, you add three days to your life.
At Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. Buddhists believe that if you walk across this bridge and back, you add three days to your life.
Students performing with the diabolo (Chinese yo-yo). They taught me how to use one too!
Students performing with the diabolo (Chinese yo-yo) in Taiwan. They taught me how to use one too!
Caryn and I took the "hard" option for our hike up the Great Wall.
Caryn and I picked the "hard" option for our hike up the Great Wall.
Sulphur!!! Just like we studied in our Rocks & Minerals unit! I wish I could have brought some back for you! It smelled sooooooo strongly. Do you remember what sulfur smells like?
Sulphur!!! Just like we studied in our Rocks & Minerals unit! I wish I could have brought some back for you! It smelled sooooooo strongly. Do you remember what sulfur smells like?
Holding my dinner!
Holding my dinner! Yes, it was eventually cooked.

I miss everyone, and I’m ready to head back to Seattle. You know who I miss? KITTIES!!!

Olive!
Olive!

 

I’m off to eat part of my dinner, I think, and then maybe venture out to the giant bookstore. See you soon!

Part of my dinner tonight (it's ham & cheese wrapped in a pastry)
Part of my dinner tonight (it's ham & cheese wrapped in a pastry). It cost 36 NT, or Taiwanese dollars, which is about 1 US dollar.

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Typhoon in Taipei

We’ve been in Taiwan for the past few days, but today we got a chance to spend some quality time in the city. I’ll post in more detail later, but I wanted to let you know we’re safe and sound, despite the fact that a typhoon is en route.

The mayor of Taipei came out on a loudspeaker and broadcast a warning for everyone to avoid using cars as much as possible over the next few days. Crazy.

I’ll be leaving for home at 12:00 PM on Saturday, Taiwan time. I’ll arrive 13 hours “later,” at 12:40 PM on Saturday, Seattle time. Oh, International Date Line, how you mess with my time-space continuum…

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