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It’s a buggy life

A couple days after my family joined me in Taiwan, we went swimming in the rural mountains of Miaoli County, where my mom grew up. In the 15 minutes between emerging from the water and putting on insect repellent, my 10-year-old kid racked up over 100 intensely itchy insect bites. “We didn’t see any mosquitoes!” …

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Zanzibar tena (again)

This was my second trip to Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Stone Town was as beautiful and captivating and haunting as usual. You may recall my stories from March 08 about the East African slave trade as it relates to the rise and fall of Zanzibar. This time Young Whan and I visited the old slave market …

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Galapagos Adventure Video!

The Nemo Nemo Galapagos Video has been released! Disclaimer: Young Whan edited this video (and did a fab job) and i was only a consultant, so i am not responsible for the bizarre footage of the marine sophy and the sleepy sophy.

drama penguin

The funniest 5 seconds in the Galapagos!

Galapagos Photos & Slideshow!

Click on the link below to check out the photo album from the Galapagos Islands or watch the slideshow here. It’s crazy how close you can get to the animals there. They haven’t evolved to run away from humans… yet. Galapagos – Nemo 1 Adventure – July 2007

Galapagos Adventure

The Galapagos Top Five [Cool Things]: 1. The scariest looking animal was the vegan, salt-spitting marine iguana. 2. The biggest oldest land animals were the vegan land tortoises.3. Swimming with penguins at the equator. So Galapagos.4. Baby sea lions. So Cute. So Kawai. 5. Batfish. The Tammy Faye Bakker of the marine world. This creature …

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Ecuador Mainland adventures

Ecuador Mainland Top Five [Crazy Things]:1. The Ecuadorian national delicacy is guinea pig (“cuy” en espanol). Young Whan ate it. i even tried a bite. It came deep fried with its head, eyeballs and little contracted claws intact. Yes, we ate a rodent. 2. Banos: the whole entire town of Banos came to the Le …

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