First Entry

Location | Ann Arbor

Welcome to the first entry of the travel journal of Joanna. Well, I haven’t gone to Taiwan yet, but this lovely journal will capture all my moments when I’m away. Here’s the low-down.

I’m going to Taiwan from May 19, 2004 to August 29, 2004. Yes, I do realize that this is a long time, but I must go. I am going to go learn my native language — Chinese.

Ok, so I already know HOW to speak Chinese, but I really need to learn how to read and write it. What good is it to me if I can’t read anything or write anything?

I’m going to be at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. So I’ll be living in a major metropolitan city — the biggest city in Taiwan.

Most of my family lives in Taichung, Taiwan, about 2 hours south of Taipei. It’s the third largest city in Taiwan.

I really love Taiwan. Though at times I may complain about the dirtiness (I’m a clean freak) it’s still better than many places. I’m especially excited about living in Taipei because it has the new tallest building in the world, Taipei 101. I’m also excited because I might get to experience and earthquake (but not a major one hopefully) for the first time ever.

Anyway, this is my first entry, and hopefully before I leave, I’ll begin to add more to the diary. Thanks for reading.

[This entry was taken from my old blog, Away from Home. Formatting may have changed when moved to Explore!]

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