2013 in Photos: Goodbye Korea, Hello Colombia, and some stops in between

2013 in Photos: Goodbye Korea, Hello Colombia, and some stops in between

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 | No Comments

Maybe it’s the tropical climate, or maybe all the shuffling around, but it’s hard to believe that Christmas is in a few days and we’re nearing the end of 2013. Also, I just realized that I’ve been blogging for two years, and I have published 200 entries. Insane!¬†I spent a couple hours this morning reading […]

Instagram as a visual diary

Instagram as a visual diary

Posted by on May 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Seoul, South Korea: Buddha’s Birthday lanterns. Love it or hate it, call it photography or not, there’s something romantic about Instagram.¬†Captured spur of the moment with a smartphone, these digitally-enhanced, square-formatted images are both visually appealing and a great tool for documentation. For about a year, I’ve been uploading photos on Instagram, and in some […]

Prayers and fortune telling at a Taoist temple

Prayers and fortune telling at a Taoist temple

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 | 3 Comments

“Before we eat dinner at the night market, we’re going to pray,” Olivia’s mom said as we stopped in front of a Taoist temple in Taichung. My Taiwanese friend Olivia turned to me, “We’re only doing this because you’re here. We rarely go to the temple.” I smiled, thinking about all the times my parents […]

Secrets of Taroko

Secrets of Taroko

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 | 9 Comments

After a few days in Taichung, my Taiwanese friend Olivia and I traveled to Hualien, a naturally-preserved, remote beach town on Taiwan’s east coast. The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and we spent a few days biking, walking along the beach and drinking beers on the rocks, while listening to the waves crashing […]

Stinky Tofu and Sweet and Sour Soup: dinner in a Taiwanese night market

Stinky Tofu and Sweet and Sour Soup: dinner in a Taiwanese night market

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 | 7 Comments

“Sarah must be used to living in Korea; she’s taking pictures of her food,” Olivia’s dad commented as we were eating snacks in the night market in Taichung. Olivia, a Taiwanese friend that I met in college, translated for me, and I laughed, setting my camera down and admitting that he was 100% correct. Ever […]

A traditional Taiwanese market in Taichung [pics]

A traditional Taiwanese market in Taichung [pics]

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

I stayed with my friend Olivia and her family for five days in Taichung. One day, Olivia, her mom, and I strolled through a traditional market, where her mom would buy some ingredients for dinner. I love visiting markets and grocery stores throughout the world, because I am constantly intrigued by varying atmospheres and types […]