For our last dinner with the kids and their families, we went to a fantastic Japanese restaurant. I gave the kids my camera, and one of them took this picture of Sabrina and me.
The ceiling inside the City God Temple in Hsinchu
Ceiling and door in the City God Temple
We went to a seafood restaurant and ordered fruit tea, which was delicious. In the teapot: pineapple, apple, sweet tomato, and guava, among other fruits.
A plant in the windowsill of the Hakka tea shop
Prayer and chanting at Longshan Temple in Taipei.
Sabrina mentioned she wanted a dSLR, so I gave her mine to play with. What better place to play with a camera than a temple?
For brunch on the day we left, we went to Dizzy Jungle in Nanliao with Hannah. It was the perfect farewell.
Our layover in Beijing was 17 hours, and started with the most ridiculous, longest wait in security. Finally, we were set loose in the airport and found a yoga and meditation room, where we stretched, lay on the mats, and watched Pitch Perfect on my laptop.
After the yoga room, we found reclined chairs in individually-encased little stalls that faced the night. We set up shop and slept a few hours until dawn.