Sunday, January 24, 2016

Taiwan day one

On Thursday, January 14th I traveled to Taiwan so I could attend the wedding of a student teacher we had at Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ) last fall.  We took an evening flight out of Narita and landed in Taoyuan where Taipei's International airport at 1:00 am on Friday morning.  It was a short taxi ride to the hotel we stayed.
This was taken from the window in my room at the hotel.
Friday morning, we took a taxi to the Taoyuan station to catch the bullet train to Taichung.  

They have Starbucks here too!  :)  
I love palm trees.
Our train
My ticket.
Here's our train!
We met Hanna and her friends at the Taichung train station, grabbed something to eat and than headed on over to Morrison Academy.  It was part of our Pro-D experience on our trip.  Morrison is Christian Academy in Japan's sister school. We met with the K - 8 principal to compare notes about how our school is run and the issues we are facing.   After that we were given a tour of their campus.  Morrison has three campuses, this is the Bethany campus.  

The tall cream colored building is staff housing.
The doors of the classrooms all go to the outside. Elementary wing.
Covered gym and they have a regular gym.
Soccer field.

Brand new pool, not quite open yet. 
Brand new wading pool, hoping to open it in three weeks.

Staff room
Student art work was displayed in various places on campus.
We were also able to go visit one of the student dorms.
View from the balcony

One of the dormitories.  These are the dorm parents, Stacey's.
Common table in the main room and some of the students who lived in that dorm.
 After visiting Morrison Academy, we took a taxi to West Lake Resortopia, where Hanna's family were staying.
View outside of my room on the grounds. 

 That evening we met up Hanna's family and wedding party for dinner.  We saw a lot that day and were quite blessed with the opportunities to see and experience so much.

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