Active tours in China and Taiwan
This is an unsolicited promotion for a new guide company in Taiwan, Little Po Adventures, run by a climber and writer of a blog that I have been following. I don't know if she even knows or remembers me, but I have been following her hiking and climbing blog for several years now. What she is trying to do is exactly what I am trying to make proffitable. (she too was a programmer/computer dork before her transformation). If you are looking for an off-the-beaten path trip in Taiwan or China, check her out and let me know how it goes.
If I ever get to Taiwan, I will certainly try a trip with her. Her technical knbowledge of rock-clibing, and hiking, and outdoorsieness is far beyone mine. I also envy that she is actually a local of the area she is guiding in - yet is fluent in English as well. Dang. I loose. The only thing I have is a village populated by samurai from six-hundred yeas ago, but no samurai remain.
Anyway. Even without knowing her in person, I am convinced that this is a great active vacation option.
As far as photos... I just got my new camera in the mail today. I know, I know, I am a poster-boy for sustainability, having two defunct cameras and one shiny new (used) one in my possession. In my defense though, the first camera broke due to moisture from snow. The second camera was purchased on Yahoo auction and it turned out it was broken when it came to me. I managed to use parts from my old camera to patch it up - again and again.
A year later (a few weeks ago) it finally became too much of a pain that I basically stopped using it. I still use the film cameras, but my mooched film scanner does not have a power cable, and the cable costs more than a new (used) scanner.
I am happy with my latest purchase though. It is still the same old model that I got many many years ago, and there are many better models available, but this was cheap, and given my history with breaking stuff...
These are the first photos of Mona after I took the camera out of the box.