Taiwan

Taiwan A mountain cannot turn, but a road can. Chinese proverb Taiwan is very special to me. It’s been my second-home for almost 4 years. I’ve lived here, loved here, been broken and been healed here. I’ve traveled the length of this beautiful island end to end countless times. I’ve explored, tested, and tried– I’ve…

A Roadtrip Around Taiwan

A Roadtrip Around Taiwan I have a checklist of things to do before I leave Taiwan, because my time in this beautiful country is starting to run out. So Karlis rented a motorcycle and we woke ourselves up at 3am one morning to hit the road and travel the island.  Two and a half days,…

Nepal– Paragliding, Motorbiking, & Elephants

Backpacking Nepal Paragliding, Motorcycles and Elephants Karlis and I went from Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara– all across Nepal on the back of a zippy blue motorcycle. We saw elephants, the birthplace of Buddha, and paraglided the Himalayas all along the way.

A Roadtrip Across Nepal

A Roadtrip Across Nepal In January, I went to Nepal. It was eye-opening. It was different from any other place I’ve been before. It was beautiful, ugly, awe-inspiring, off-putting, and more than anything else– unforgettable.  It began with a rough start. A layover on a discount Chinese airline resulted in my second flight being cancelled…

A Month of Flying

A Month of Flying Paragliding has been a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes terrifying, sometimes exhausting, but always incredible experience. It all started back in September.  Nicole and I had gone for lunch, and there was another waiguoren (foreigner) in the cafe. Living in a small town means that foreigners typically are friendly to each other, because it’s…