Friday, June 24, 2011

A Final Day and a Farewell toTaiwan

The final day in Taiwan was spent in Taipei exploring.
Yes, there was more tea as we celebrated our last day by visiting with the
Taipei Tea Association and visiting two teashops.
As we walked throughout Taipei we often had glimpses of the 101 Building,
which at one time was the tallest building in the world.
We walked past temples and always there were motorbikes passing by.
It was a very special dream come true holiday,
one I hope many of you have the opportunity to someday do.
May all your travel dreams come true.

Please leave a comment telling me what dream for travel you have
and I will draw one name on Monday morning.  If you don't want to
leave a comment, but would like to be in the drawing, just email me.
You will find my email on the Profile page.
There will be some small samples of tea from Taiwan and something special I found at the 7/11 store.
You might laugh at finding something tea related at the 7/11 store, but you just never
know what you will find when you visit in a different country.


beth said...

dreaming of a trip to australia/new zealand :)

jan e. said...

Your pictures helped me to relive the joys of my trip to Taiwan!! Thank you.
My dream for travel, the most current one, is to go to China on a trip combining tea and historical sights.......with a tea stopover in Taiwan along with it. I hope it will happen.

Jan E.

Rosemary said...

I simply love to travel ~ explore new territory ~ see the sights and sounds and smells of something unfamiliar ~ but I love to return home too! Someday I hope to experience a safari.

Mary said...

Well here goes again - have tried three times to comment earlier and kept losing it!

I have lots of travels planned for the next 18 months, wonderful places I never expected to see. However I would also love to visit Finland and see my new blog friend Delila again - we managed to meet in the Lake District last month when she was visiting another blogger. As she lives just across the border from St. Petersburg, Russia, I would also be able to go there, another place on my bucket list!

Again, thanks for sharing such great words and pics from your recent trip Marilyn. A little surprise would be fun so please add my name to the drawing, many thanks.

Have a fun weekend.
Hugs - Mary - who is always ready for a good cup of tea!!

Trixie and Dustin of said...

MM, you have already given me so many lovely presents, so I don't need any more, BUT I wanted to list my travel-wish because it is just too fun an opp. to pass up :-) I would like to visit Britain again, and this time go west to Devon and Cornwall, where I have never been; also to Staffordshire to see where all of my teacups (and my stove!) came from.

Your travelogue has been such a treat, thank you for going all the way to Taiwan and showing me the country I visited in 1985 (looks a lot different now). yay!

xo, Trixie

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. I have thoroughly enjoyed the posts.
I would love to go to Ireland one day.

ginger c at gmail dot com

La Tea Dah said...

I love the elegance and the grace of Asia --- more beautiful scenes from your trip. Just lovely! I am sad you are done presenting your travels, but look forward to whatever you post next!

My dream vacation --- it's hard to pick just one place --- but today I would select Pitcairn Island as my most exotic and interesting place to visit. England, Ireland, and Scotland would be on my list for a more populated place to visit. And of course the fields of Provence would be pure delight!

Annie said...

Scotland, Marilyn. I dream of Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Your tea trip has been pure joy to follow on your blog, Marilyn. Thank you for wonderful armchair travel and for sharing things you learned about the tea we love, too.

Visiting a friend in Spain is next in my plans and she has a side trip to a cooking class on a saffron farm in Provence planned for us as well.


parTea lady said...

What a wonderful trip. Your photos are great, Marilyn. I'm not sure that if I sat on the floor to take tea, that I'd be able to get up. :-)

I've always wanted to visit Provence or Tuscany.

somepinkflowers said...

why oh why oh why

can't we all go there!


what a mighty~fine adventure
you did have,

somepinkflowers said...

you don't have to put me in the Drawing
as i am so Fortunate already
and not That Greedy
but this--->

my dream for travel
would be to lease a villa
on a Greek island
for a month
invite blogger~friends--
like You--
to come stay...


wouldn't that be fab!

i am so Worried about Greece
right now

who can say
when i will get there...

have you been?

Grandma Sue said...

Marilyn, when you first posted you were making this trip I questioned your destination. Now after seeing your blog post, photos and learning more about this gentle, peaceful place I yearn to travel. How very interesting to go into the fields and learn this passed down knowledge of growing and harvesting the leaf. To sit in the welcome kitchens of the farmers and you and your husband treated like family. Thank you for sharing your adventure.

Sumire said...

I think my dream trip would be to France but I also long to return to Japan -- especially after reading about your 7-11 find! How well I remember the amazing things you could find there.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Thank you so much for taking us along on your adventure, Marilyn. I enjoyed the trip immensely and love all your wonderful photos.

Angela McRae said...

I don't need to be entered in the drawing (though I know what it is, ha!), but I did want to say *thank you* for sharing these great posts and thinking of your readers while you were traveling!

My travel dream, by the way, is to take a long, leisurely trip to Italy with my husband!

Jeanie said...

Oh, Marilyn -- what a lovely image collage -- it really says it all, doesn't it? Well, I missed your drawing but I'll share my dream -- a return to Paris, this time with Rick!