Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We're counting down to the last few weeks here in Taiwan (for this year). 4 more weeks of school, then a week of organizing and traveling to Penghu Islands, then home. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone.
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to go on a hike with a family from school. James is a professor at Sun Yet Sen University which is right on the ocean at Kaohsiung Harbour and backs onto Firewood Mountain. The hike was amazing as it was almost straight up. Very steep steps and paths, facilitated by ropes, with stunning views along the way.
It's interesting that all the paths are privately maintained, including several "gardens"to which I can't imagine hauling the rocks, cement, plants and water. They are really quite beautiful.
We were amazed at how well the kids did. They were all super troopers.
The next day (Sunday) we took the kids home from church and then almost immediately headed back to town on the MRT to go to the Kaohsiung Film Archives for a free showing of Mama Mia. The show was packed with Chinese speakers but there were Chinese subtitles, although I had to wonder of they could really relate to 80's Abba music the way we westerners all can :)
Looking forward to seeing you soon.