Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fun in Kaohsiung

Here are the cute boys I was able to travel with to Taiwan and then on to China. Here they are in the Tokyo airport trying to stay awake for one more leg of our journey. We began traveling on Sunday May 1st at 9:00 a.m. and arrived in Taiwan and 7:00 p.m. on Monday night due to the time change. We loved it and had alot of fun.
Our first stop in Taipei was the LDS Temple. It was beautiful and meticulously maintained. We were able to meet the Temple President and one of the couples that served with Daniel and is now on another mission. It was a nice visit.
Another highlight in Taipei is the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial park. It was monstrous and beautiful.
Train ride from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Fast. Fast. Fast.
We went to a great BBQ place our first night in Kaohsiung. This is Daniels friend Torren.
One of the main things to see in Kaohsiung is Budda Land. It is incredible and I am only showing you a very small part of what we saw. Every room in Budda Land came alive when you walked into it. But no picture taking was allowed in most of it. All the rooms were as bright in color as you see here.
This display in Budda Land represents the rebirth after enlightenment.
This was a really amazing display in Budda Land. The entire land was incredible. They gave us blessings to take home and wished us peace and happiness.
This is one of the Chapels where Daniel would meet with people to teach them the Gospel. It is beautifully maintained. We walked much of the city on this day.
This is David, a friend of Daniel's he took us to a wonderful lunch and then to his shop and home. He is a major distributor for NONI JUICE. He was sweet and Daniel was happy to meet up with him. In the background is his Mother's dress shop. Most people live above their businesses.
This is a temple at the Lotus Ponds. Very deceiving. It goes up and up and back and back and becomes more opulent as you go.
Daniel in front of the light house we walked up to. It was a ferry ride across the bay and a beautiful setting.
Our last meal in Kaohsiung with three of Daniel's friends. We had so much fun. You sit down in a pit and have a hot pot which includes a lot of veggies, clumps of duck blood and a lot of stuff you may not want to eat because the duck blood is in there. You grill your meat yourself right in front of you. We loved this city and were grateful to be able to see where Daniel served his mission. We loved every minute meeting people who are important to Daniel. It was an incredible experience. One I will never forget. The people were very proper and polite.

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