Getting lost in Jiufen while trying to avoid tourists, it's a fun maze of stairs and passages splintering off from the overcrowded market
Jiufen is basically crowded stairs with amazing views…
Jiufen, Taiwan — don't let the pictures fool you, you have to fight through thousands of tourists and touts to get to a nice view, this is one of those moments where the photos lie ;) but finally I found a quiet tea shop to relax
After the sun set, these surreal sunbeams streaked across the sky, arching across the sky from horizon to horizon
A wonderful day of doing absolutely nothing at the beach
Writing "Taiwan" 臺灣 in traditional Chinese is ridiculously complicated. I still can't get the 灣 correct.
Hong Kong is a fascinating city of extremes, from age to wealth, a bubbling cauldron of striving inequality — a young man in a Ferrari will put through congested traffic and yield fearfully to a hunchbacked woman with a pushcart of trash — the city residents struggle tirelessly between these extremes of hope and fear.
Early morning Lamma island, the few times I'm up at dawn I always appreciate the quiet tranquility, not as much as I appreciate sleep, but once in awhile it's nice to be reminded that 6am is real thing.
Most of the area around Stanley beach is overdeveloped shopping centers, if you walk past all that there's a really nice and relaxing beach. Unfortunately there was also giant spiders, and giant ants… for such a small island you have some big insects.
Quick trip out to Hong Kong, wandered out to Stanley today to relax away from the city