Author Archive for ‘Lindsay Thurston’

It’s officially halfway through our last week and I’m feeling the super pressure to see anything and everything.  I had the most amazing night with Jennifer (my mentor) and her husband Geoffrey the night before last and barely slept after the whirlwind that was Monday. After school we met up with the group at 3:30 […]


It’s Sunday, January 17th, the first day of our last week here.  I really cannot believe it.  This week is going to rip by so fast and before I know it I will be back on EVA Air bound for Spokane.  After integrating into living here and spending so much time with my friends from […]


We are on the train returning from an exciting weekend in Hualien.  This trip has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.  The scenery reminded me of hiking on the Olympic Penninsula, but was about a thousand times more spacious and profound. Hualien is a town about three hours from Taipei and […]


Hello friends!  I had a delightful Sunday spent in wandering through the halls of an old elementary school that has been repurposed to be the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei or MOCAT for short.  The museum is fascinating and the art is out there but totally right up my alley.  Many of the pieces had […]


Taipei Eye

11Jan10

The other day we went to a cultural event at a place called Taipei Eye.  It is a performing arts center dedicated to preserving and sharing the traditional Chinese performing arts, since in many places this has gone out of style in favor of more modern expressions of culture.  Here is a short video of […]


These first three days at TAS have been a blur of art classes and brick hallways.  This school is truly a wonder.  I’ve never seen anything like it in the states, and I have a hard time believing  that many of the private schools in American are this diverse in curriculum and culture. My host […]


The Jade Market

03Jan10

Today I am feeling super sick.  My voice has been getting progressively worse since I got here and the frog in my throat is far away from leaving it.  I feel okay other than the sinus pressure, scratchy throat, booming cough (sorry Carolyn!) and sounding like a muppet.  I’m trying to not let it stop […]


Yesterday we visited the amazing Taipei 101 building.  It is the tallest building in the world for just four more days before they finish building the new tallest building in Dubai.  It is 803 meters tall and the view is mind-boggling.  We purchased tickets for 400 NT and waited in a long winding line until […]


More to come, 🙂 Lindsay


(Continued from my last post) Once we got settled back in our room we had some free time to have a nap…finally!  Carolyn and I weren’t sure we could sleep even though we were exhausted.  We unpacked and did some organizing of our things before taking a little nap.  Just in case we fell asleep […]