Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Thanks to the clever folks at Google, we have Google Earth. A patchwork quilt, if you will, of many satellite pictures all conveniently sewn together into an easy to use program. Get it at http://earth.google.com/ . Anyway, here's that island of Taiwan. It's smaller than Tasmania and has 22.5 million people on it. And check out the amount of green there is. Thats all mountains. That makes the bits where people live very crowded!
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Naturally sourced hot springs north of Taipei were welcome warming relief after a chilly, rainy hike when the bus driver incorrectly dropped us off about an hour from our destination. It was only the kindness of some locals that cut our walking time down considerably when they stopped to give us a lift.