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Bumps in the Road

I’m sorry if this blog post will come out lacking rime and reason.  I’m just looking for an outlet. I’ve never been good at keeping a diary, and I’ve had these overwhelming feelings around...

Taking the Leap in Taiwan with Kids 1

Taking the Leap in Taiwan with Kids

So we just tackled a new family first. That’s kind of the point of travelling, though, isn’t it? In our case, we were doing something that very few families have done in Taiwan. It...

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Discovering Taipei with Kids

Post highlights New blogger / travelling mom’s reflections Our hotel Experience Taipei 101 The Museum of Contemporary Art (Moca) Ningxia Night Market Breakfast thoughts The Maokong Gondola It’s funny how time heals bad experiences....

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Starting a new Halloween tradition in Taiwan

Thinking about Halloween As we rolled into October here in Hsinchu Taiwan I started thinking about Halloween. How could we celebrate Halloween in a meaningful way, in a country that simply doesn’t celebrate Halloween? We decided to...

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Breastfeeding My Baby in Taiwan

Below is a post I began in August regarding my feelings around breastfeeding my baby. At that point, we had only been living in Taiwan for one month. ———- I’m writing today’s post with...

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Baby Vaccinations in Hsinchu – Part 2

So to take off from where I left off last post, today I finally got my little girls four months vaccinations done… or at least some of them. En Route Around 8:40 am, alone...

Our first Moon Festival ( and more…) 0

Our first Moon Festival ( and more…)

Festivals are a great way to get to know a country and its culture. Here in Taiwan we just had the moon festival – a harvest festival which takes place on the 15th day of...

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Baby vaccinations in Hsinchu – Part 1

One of my biggest concerns coming over to Taiwan was addressing any medical concerns that could come up with my children. Particularly with an infant, the looming vaccinations were heavy on my mind. Thankfully,...

The challenges of settling in – Finding our home 1

The challenges of settling in – Finding our home

Well here we are, slowly settling in to our new home and apartment in Hsinchu Taiwan. For the record, apartment hunting here in Taiwan is NOTHING like I had ever experienced back home. Firstly, in...

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Family Adventures Beginning…

Family exploring downtown Hsinchu, posing in front of the Historic East Gate. It’s been almost two weeks since we arrived in Hsinchu Taiwan, my husband Loren, me (Marisol) and our children Theo (3 years...