Taipei, Taiwan is famous for its night markets and these images only scratch the surface of our experience in them. The photos below are of a smaller night market near our hotel: Ningxia Night Market. On our last night we visited the largest in the city (although we didn’t take pictures) where we were able to shop for so much more, play all manner of carnival arcade games (and lose our Taiwan Dollars), and drink plenty of Bubble Tea. And of course… at the Taipei Night Markets I finally…

The greatest attraction about moving to China for me was to experience a different culture and learn a new language. I wondered if by living in China this year, I would be able to learn enough to do things like talk to Chinese friends at work, have a job where I interact with Chinese organizations, or to simply order Chinese food back in the United States using Chinese. Would I be able to walk into the local Chinese restaurant and say: Hello sir. I would like to order the…