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Swan Lake is Disappearing for the Second Time

Last week I visited one of my favorite rivers in Taiwan, only to find access to it blocked on my way out. (中文版: 天鵝湖第二次消失了)  Losing access to rivers is an ongoing trend, and more and more scenic spots are falling prey to Section 36 of the Act for the Development of Touris […]

Taiwan is for Lovers

Where is the most romantic place on Earth? Taiwan of course! There is so much love in Taiwan that it over flows into beautiful waterfalls. Here's a list of liquid lovers around Taiwan. (中文版:台灣是情侶)1) Lover's Lake Waterfall - Pingtung County, Sandimen Township[media type="galler […]

What else can we learn from the Strava heatmap?

I love maps. When I was 13, I asked for a ridiculously large atlas for my Bar Mitzvah, instead of a bike or Nintendo 64, like most other boys would. Now I spend countless hours pouring over satellite images identifying points of interest, drawing lines for possible routes to them, and then attemptin […]

8 Easy Hot Springs for 2018

(中文版: 2018年六個容易去的溫泉) These are the wild hot springs that you park very close to. Getting to these hot springs requires no more than a few minutes of walking. But, even though these hot springs are short hikes, please still use caution and pay attention to fast moving water, […]

Ask Me Anything

Ask me questions in the comments here or on facebook.(中文版:問我任何的問題吧)1)What's is your favorite place to swim in the whole world? My favorite place to swim in the whole world is in the Sea of Galilee in Israel. But I think that is mostly due to my family and all the memori […]