Just continuing the highlights of the recent trip I took to the South of Taiwan.
Kenting Day 2
Taipower Visitor Center
On the second day, we went to the Taipower Visitor Center. Turns out we were very close to a nuclear reactor, and this place is an educational place to inform the public about the b
It has been an interesting last four days. I've been staying at a relative's place in Taipei, Taiwan, and for the last four days we have been on a road trip to the South of Taiwan, to Kaoshiung and Kenting.
Relaxing isn't the right word to describe it, because we were traveling with my niece-in-law,
The setting in Monterey, California. I visited with family in last fall for an overnight trip. This picture's got a bit of a filter on it, but at least you can still tell that the water had some clarity. It was a cold and windy day, but the Monterey seaside was beautiful. We had a lot of time to ki
This happened a couple weeks back, but I wanted to share the experience since I collected some nice photos. We went to the botanical gardens in the Bronx with a group of friends. It was the last weekend to see their Orchid Show, and it was packed. The weather was a perfect clear sunny day and the pa
I sure had enough of the cold, and the vast barren icy landscapes, and was anticipating getting through the last day as fast as humanly possible. Which is to say, exactly the same speed at which we were already going. Unless I had some "brain enhancers". Anyway, in the same vein I think I'm ready to
We had a long drive ahead of us after visiting the wool factory. This stretch of driving had no interesting stops along the way. Our navigation pointed us through one of Iceland's F-roads, which seemed to indicate faster travel on the route, but we did not take it. I had previously read our rental c
Along the northern part of the island we stopped by a little town and noticed a sign of a wool factory shop. We were rather curious, not because such a shop might ring of discounts (it didn't) but just to see if there was anything we might like as an Icelandic souvenir.
I'm glad we got to stop by.
On the eighth day (almost done folks!) we made a stop at a very beautiful spot.
The dirt trail, the interesting mounds of dried grass, the sea and mountains in the back make for an interesting composition. I wonder why the dried grass clumps like that.
Those people are taking another path down to
Having already visited all the places on our list for the day, we arrived a bit early at the farm where we would be spending the night.
Two very cute dogs greeted us as we drove in. One looks like a larger version of Opal and the other looks kind of like Opal's brother.
The big dog. The little one
After the waterfall, we took to driving to randomly set waypoints.
This is a historical landmark that had signage indicating that it was closed, though I have no idea if it was temporary or not. Even then, I'm not sure what the significance of this location was. An early church. Ah well, moving on.
Do you get tired of seeing waterfalls? There's only two more, don't worry. They should call this place Waterfallland. But anyway, these pictures are still very beautiful, so I will still share them.
This is Goðafoss. Now that looks like it is hiding a secret.
We walked along the right side to get
Right next to the thermal vents from last time lie the Mývatn Nature Baths.
This kind of hot spring lagoon is well worth experiencing. Our traveling friends opted for this location rather than say the Blue Lagoon since this was significantly cheaper when exploring the options. The Blue Lagoon is qui