Travel (2009 Trip)

We traveled to Taiwan to meet our son in September 2009 – it was an amazing trip! We went a week early so we could spend a few days sightseeing on our own. We spent the first few days in Taipei, then traveled by train down Taiwan’s east coast to Hualien (Taroko Gorge) for a couple of days. We then returned to Taipei to catch the High Speed Rail to Tainan in southern Taiwan, where our son was living in an orphanage. We spent two days in Tainan before returning to Taipei.

Below is a list of links for our travel-related posts. I hope this information will be helpful to others getting ready to travel.

Our Taiwan Hotel Reviews (Taipei, Hualien and Tainan)

Travel tidbits

Our New Travel Toy:  Netbook

Book Recommendation: “Taipei in a Day”

Beware: Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

Pre-Travel Preparations (including travel cell phone)

Language Lessons

Jet lag, kids, and travel (including luggage recommendation)

Somewhere near Japan. . .

We’re in Taipei!

Taipei: Day 2

Culture Shock: Shilin Night Market

Travel musings: Our first three days in Taipei

Duck, duck. . .lunch?

Sightseeing in Taipei

Photos from Taiwan

Weather in Taiwan

Itinerary change in Hualien

Beautiful Taroko Gorge

Journey from Hualien to Tainan

Dinner and stroller shopping in Tainan

An extra-special dinner: Teppanyaki style

Getting ready to go home!

Home Sweet Home

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