07 December, 2009

Leaving Taiwan...

I’ve constantly been in thought throughout these last 3-4 months of traveling in S.E. Asia and now being in Taiwan. For many reasons, I have decided to head back to Portland rather than continue to look for, and sign, a year long teaching contract here in Taiwan. This will be the end of my 3rd adventure in Asia, it has been really great. Nolan and Phil will continue to look for teaching positions and plan on staying as they get a good job. They will do great here and will make great teachers. I will miss them and I wish them well.

If you would like to keep up with their journey, pictures and all, I would refer you to Phil’s blog: http://theseasiachapter.blogspot.com/

My flight for PDX leaves this Sunday morning. Because of the time difference, I will leave at 9:45am from Taiwan and arrive at 8am in Portland on the same day.

I’m really excited to see everyone much sooner than I had originally expected as I flew to Bangkok. My plan is to get a job working in the coffee industry, find a place to live, and maybe a vehicle to get me from point A to point B.

Thank you for taking the time to keep up with my blog and our journey. I do plan to continue to blog, but am unsure at this time what that will look like.

Jonathan William

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04 December, 2009

Night Market

Rice sausage....it's good. We actually gambled for these sausages - if you win, you win three sausages, you lose, you have to pay. Gambling for food seems like a better idea than for riches.
Here we are with our friend Luke and also with a new Taiwanese friend named Stanley. Stanley also helped show us around the market, letting us know what we cannot go without trying. We are currently staying at Luke's apartment, his friends are out of town. It has been really great getting to know Luke, who is studying Mandarin right now, as well as a huge blessing to have a place to stay while we are looking for jobs.
Headed back to the MRT.
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Night Market

Here is the Taiwanese Oyster Omelet. It was okay.

Chewy.....kinda doughy.
Here is our new friend Lawrence with Nolan. He showed us around the night market and also took many of these photos. We both have Nikon camera's, so we were sharing lenses and camera's, shooting photos at the market.
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Night Market

This is another form of the rice bun filled with all kinds of varietal wonders. The difference here is that this bun is baked with fire rather than steamed. These meat filled buns are a crispy goodness.
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Headed to a night market in Taiwan

MRT heading downtown

Steamed buns - these are really good. Some are filled with meat and others with vegetables.
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03 December, 2009

Noodles in Taiwan

Spicy Wonton
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