Blogging in Berkeley. Notes on news, politics, law, and technology in the US and China. [This blog is inactive. I am now staying busy and having a great time at UVA Law.]
Sunday, March 16, 2003

It's 1:30am here on the 17th...can't sleep so I thought I'd head over here to a net cafe to make some preparations for the next couple stops. I'm still staying at the same hotel that I arrived at since I spend so little time in my room. It's as cheap as it gets here in Taipei (short of a youth hostel), it surprisingly has a ton of good movie channels and CNN on the tiny TV in the room, and it's clean enough to sleep and bathe. I'm comfortable, and I'm saving a bunch of money. I've got my pics and movies on to my laptop and I'll be uploading them as soon as possible. I really think the images of Ayutthaya are spectacular, I will be taking many more when I return there. I still haven't visited half of the temples and ruins...I did rent a golf cart to explore Bang Pa-In palace which was used primarily by King Rama V and King Rama VI and is still used occasionally by the current King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).

I'm going to try to catch a helicopter to Jinmen/Kinmen (or formally Quemoy) which is fortified and occupied by Taiwan but is just a few miles off the coast of mainland China. I'll be making my way Matsu as well. It is an island similarly situated in the Taiwan Straits though has a somewhat developed tourist industry. I will take a boat ride back to the lively port city of Kaohsiung on Taiwan island. I have long wanted to see the Taiwan Straits for myself.

Well...back to the net surfing then I'll be off to a noodle stand for a midnight snack.

E-mails are appreciated, I'm eager to know how everyone is doing back in the States. I don't have my e-mail list available at the net cafes, so if you haven't heard from me it is probably because I don't have your e-mail address.

<< Home

Location: California, United States
03/2003 - 04/2003 / 04/2003 - 05/2003 / 09/2004 - 10/2004 / 10/2004 - 11/2004 / 11/2004 - 12/2004 / 12/2004 - 01/2005 / 01/2005 - 02/2005 / 02/2005 - 03/2005 / 03/2005 - 04/2005 / 04/2005 - 05/2005 / 05/2005 - 06/2005 / 06/2005 - 07/2005 / 07/2005 - 08/2005 / 03/2006 - 04/2006 / 04/2006 - 05/2006 / 05/2006 - 06/2006 / 06/2006 - 07/2006 / 09/2006 - 10/2006 /


Cal alumna in SingaporeSingapore
Res Ipsa Loquitur
Political blog: Cal students and alumni
Professor Brad DeLong
Economics Prof. DeLong's blog
Group blog: News. Observations.
Daily Californian
Cal campus newspaper
Cal Patriot Blog
Blog for Cal Patriot magazine

News clips and progressive commentary:
Crooks & Liars
Mike's Blog Roundup


The Volokh Conspiracy
Becker-Posner Blog
The Belmont Club
Underneath Their Robes
Powerline Blog
Left2Right Blog
INDC Journal
Andrew Sullivan


Danwei Blog (China)
The Marmot's Hole (Korea)
Iraq The Model (Iraq)
Free Iraqi (Iraq)
Belgravia Dispatch (UK)
Barcepundit (Spain)
Hemlock's Diary (Kong Kong)

Powered by Blogger

Listed on BlogShares
Globe of Blogs