This was our trip to Kaohsiung: We had to run for the train, because we arrived at the station just as the train was preparing to leave. Running downstairs carrying strollers is something no one should ever have to do. Robert and I stood for the 50 minute train ride. We were late to the … More Botanical gardens – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
This week, it was time for the art museum. The art museum here in Tainan is called the Chimei museum. I have artists in my brood and art museums are valuable. Also, I wanted to go, I love when I art moves me, so I am always up for a museum. When you have a … More Chimei Museum Tainan, Taiwan
As we travel, we want a little normalcy in our lives. We need days at home, doing school (or what that means to us), chores, and just relaxing. The problem with that, for me, is that if I don’t make a point of getting out I never will. It won’t matter what country we are … More Chihkan Tower Tainan, Taiwan
In Hong Kong we mostly explored the area nearest to our hotel (given that we were slammed with jet lag!), but we were daring enough to venture farther out once in a while. We just aren’t theme park people (well, Robert and I aren’t), and there was no way I was going to try (and … More Hong Kong Science Museum, et al.
The major themes of our stay in Hong Kong were: Jet lag, the comfy hotel, and Cantonese. The night we arrived in Hong Kong, we were all either in tears or close to it. We, collectively, hadn’t slept much (though some more than others), and really needed beds. The hotel was air-conditioned, and the beds … More Hong Kong
Well, technically, it’s not a new continent to me, but since it is to a majority of our family, we will call it new. Our first flight was from Los Angeles to Xiamen, China and I was dreading a 14 hour flight with 2 three year olds, let alone the 4 other kids. The flight … More Flying to a new continent
Included in our quest to world school our children is the opportunity to downsize. We knew that we would need to get rid of 99% of our stuff. Due to issues in my childhood, I can safely say I am not a hoarder. This made the concept of downsizing seem easy, I just start throwing … More The reality of giving away everything you own.