So another week back at it. We had a good week teaching this week and will have a more in depth post for you about teaching soon! This weekend we decided to stick around Taipei and do some more exploring around here. Friday night we were able to get to know our co-workers a little bit as we all met up at one of the only, if not the only, microbrew in Taipei. The beer definitely doesn’t compare to Founders, but it was fun getting to know the other teachers. . On Saturday we took the MRT (subway) to Dahu Park. Dahu Park is a quiet park a few MRT stops away from our apartment. Even though it’s still blistering hot out, we thought it’d be nice to walk around the park and soak up the stillness of Taipei. It’s hard to find grass let alone stillness here, so when we find it, we embrace it! We hiked up a small mountain while stepping in puddles of our own sweat 🙂 We are definitely getting our exercise in.
Rubber duckies anyone?
After exploring Dahu Park, we decided to dive right into the hustle and bustle of Taipei and check out the glamorous district of Xinyi. This area is home to the top brands, malls, bookstores, and the famous Taipei 101! It’s a great place to check out the street performers and do a little shopping. Sarah even found her second home….GAP!
Today (Sunday), we decided to check out a church we found online. This was the only English speaking church we had found so far. Even though it took us over an hour to get there, it was nice to be in contact with fellow believers and be a part of the community. The church was similar to what you would find at home, but coming from a musician….lacked a drum set! However, hearing All Creatures of Our God and King still gave us some goosebumps.
Tonight we had the privilege of grabbing dinner with two of Sarah’s co-workers from Spectrum Health! These two ladies were visiting a daughter who is working for YWAM near Taipei. They were huge supporters of us going to Taiwan. Now what are the chances? Here we are together in Taipei, exchanging stories, and eating a delicious American meal 🙂 It was great seeing them!
Enjoying a good thunderstorm, hope you all have a great week!
Kyle and Sarah