we just booked our tickets to go home to taiwan for the holidays. wish us luck...that's 45 minutes from brooklyn to JFK, a 16-hour flight, and a 2-hour car ride to taichung with a 16-month old toddler. [insert panic!] anyone want to fly with us and take a few shifts? :D if we survive, it'll be awesome. maybe we'll just stay there and never come back (a real possibility, depending on the outcome of the election).
i was thinking of all the places we could take Z, and all the places we won't be able to visit because of Z. generally speaking, i think that east asian countries are way more baby-friendly for travel than the U.S., so hopefully we'll still be able to hit up our favorites. plus we'll have family who will be obsessed with Z, meaning maybe we'll be able to escape for a few hours here and there on our own!
looking back through the photos of the trip we took when i was 5 months pregnant, i realized that we went to a lot of gorgeous coffee shops! one of the best ones was in one of those quiet alleys behind the taichung SOGO, where i used to hang out a lot as a high schooler. my friends and i would take the public bus (which took forever), or hop on a scooter (even though no one had a license). this cafe is a new addition though, and a pretty cute one. if you want to take a look:
i'll report back once we go...and in the meantime, i'll try to be around more often now that the dissertation is (almost, hopefully, i think?) done. xo