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  • Writing Prompt Response 2/6/2023, Tyler Golec

    Writing Prompt Response 2/6/2023, Tyler Golec

    Is there anything you feel too old to do anymore? I feel too old for rushing, to the next great adventure. I’ve had a few and now the next one, that one needs to be more serious. I’m tired in a way, not physically, but mentally, from returning to the same spot. Progress is made, […]

  • Taitung – Da Fang Tea House

    Taitung – Da Fang Tea House

    About a week ago I returned from my trip from Taitung in south eastern Taiwan. It’s a 3 hour train ride from my home in Jiaoxi and 4 hours from Taipei. The reason for this trip was that I was invited to visit Da Feng Tea House. There I was kindly shown around both their place and Taitung.

  • Chuang’s Tea House

    Chuang’s Tea House

    My most recent visit to Yilan for pleasure was a trip to a friend’s Tea House. My friend, Yu Chia Chuang’s family runs a museum and tea house near Jiaoxi in Yilan county Taiwan (@Chuangstea on IG). The last time we met up had been over a year prior at their old location more towards […]

  • To Ask a Wanderer

    To Ask a Wanderer

    A poem by Tyler Golec What are you looking for? Do you Know? Are you just seeking because you must? A sensation, a trigger, like a magnetic force But always, to be drawn far from home. To wander means many things And many things will be found and felt tasted, drank, read, spoken and learned. […]

  • An Early Summer School Adventure: Singapore

    An Early Summer School Adventure: Singapore

    Just about a week ago I arrived back from a school trip to Singapore. It was a bit longer of a stay than some of my past trips but one that came with the vast responsibility of taking care of the students along for the ride. Perhaps I wasn’t able to do quite everything I […]

  • Travel Guide for Yilan County

    Travel Guide for Yilan County

    Often, those visiting Taiwan, or even those who simply live in Taipei and wish to take trips out of the city, will venture to Yilan County. This is the beautiful coastal region of Taipei famous for its beaches, rice patties, and cong you bing. Having lived in Yilan for two years I would like to […]

  • Between Heaven and Earth

    Between Heaven and Earth

    A poem by Tyler Golec There is a place between Heaven and Earth Where man was not born to be On the wings of artificial Angels We have learned to be free I can feel divinity here, on mountain tops Cresting above clouds, the sun light seen, Rivers cutting, wide, long, vast, organic Fields of […]

  • An Adventure in Autumn – Cambodia

    An Adventure in Autumn – Cambodia

    Saturday was for touring the Wats and ruins, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm. These are wondrous structures and too much to realistically tackle in one day.

  • Balle Balle Indian Restaurant, Taipei

    Balle Balle Indian Restaurant, Taipei

    Introducing himself to me as Mr. GV, the founder and manager of Balle Balle Indian Restaurant in Taipei was incredibly hospitable when I visited his restaurant this past Saturday, October 20th. Before sitting down to talk with me he could be seen going from table to table to chat with the patrons to help them […]

  • Night Markets in Taiwan

    Night Markets in Taiwan

    Taiwan is a small Asian nation full of many wonders, but the one that makes it stand out compared to its counter parts are its night markets. They serve as both a hub of nightlife and tourism, but also a hub for the expression of this nation’s deep culture. Long before westerner, Japanese, or Korean […]