Friday, March 30, 2007

Our Trip to Maoli

More pictures from another trip with Paul and family. This time we went to Maoli. Historical sights and lots of wood carving. We visited the wood carving museum, and did some shopping and sightseeing. Enjoy the photos...

The train bridge that fell after an earthquake. The station is deserted now and is a big tourist attraction. Giant-ass wood carving are all abound at the museum. This elephant is as big as a car, and it's carved from a single piece of wood. Very cool. This was an early industry for Taiwan, with master carvers producing works for export to North America, Europe and Japan.

We ate at an amazing noodle house. The best places are always very unassuming, and Paul knows where they are. Now we have to get better at finding the best places. We ate at the most tranquil vegetarian restaurant in the mountains. It was amazing. We talked philosophy and politics late into the evening. This place is the sort of place you dream about...and $4000 ($150 CDN) a night for one of the cabins.

Like I said, this place was a dream. The food was great and the atmosphere was even better. I loved all the ducks around, and the setting in the mountains was just amazing. Paul tells us that its very difficult to find land in the mountains that also has such a supply of water. They have their own septic lake for the restaurant and all the cabins.

NEways, we had a great time, and ate some fantastic food.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Odds and Ends


1. Turns out, the fireworks are celebrating the reopening of business after the Chinese New Year. That's what you see on TV as the celebrations with the Dragons and whatnot. That explains some about the various times....

2. I'm working on a new blog. You can read it here. It's about alternative health (and what shouldn't be considered alternative). It's just begun, so give it time to mature. I'm going to try and inform everyone on what I've learned.

3. Moeller Technique. Really changing the way I'm thinking about drums. More on that later.