On Monday I started a week-long series sharing my favorite pictures from our travels in preparation for the new year. Mondays post encompassed our time traveling in the States, Curacao, Portugal, Disneyland Paris, and Budapest, Hungary. Today my post will be about the months of July to October, where we visited Greece and Taiwan. I have included links to my posts about these places in the captions of the photos.
Just a quick note here before I start with the pictures, I have had the pleasure of meeting (here in the blogosphere) some amazing bloggers this past year and I wanted to give you their links here so you can check them out. Some of them write about travel, some parenthood, some crafting and arts, and some just about life in general, but all of them are enriching, fun, and informative. So make sure to check them out, follow or subscribe to them and get to know them better in 2014! Journeys of the Fabulist, Kukolina, Gallivance, Free But Fun!, The Blackberry Boys, Italy Take Two, The Homeschooling Doctor, Kids “R” Simple. Thank you for all your support, encouragement, and friendship!
After we left Budapest, we spent one history filled day in Athens, Greece. Here are all three of us in front of the Parthenon.
Another view of the Parthenon in Athens.
Chad and Zoë swimming in the clear blue warm water in Drios, on Paros Island, Greece. We spent 17 days there and fell in love with it. We definitely want to return some day soon!
Our favorite place to eat and hang out in Drios, Taverna Agkrya. It was quite literally, our second home on the island.
Every village on Paros Island had at least one of these tiny churches. I thought they were just beautiful.
Before flying out to Taipei, Taiwan we spent one more day shopping in Athens.
Our first apartment in Taiwan was in this building in Banciao, Taipei. We were on the 39th floor and it was quite a luxurious place.
The view on the Metro in Taipei during rush hour.
The walkway to our next place in Taipei. A little house set back into the “jungle” right smack dab in the center of the city.
Here I am with Zoë, trying to look like I am okay with this whole “being in a gondola hundreds of feet up in the air” thing on the Maokong Gondolas near Taipei. I think I pulled it off… Don’t you?
The Taipei Water Park. We spent much time here cooling down this past summer. It was incredibly inexpensive, very clean, and tons of fun!
We spent three months in Taipei and there are just too many pictures to include them all. If you would like to know more about Taipei, make sure to check out my many posts on this incredible metropolis. You can just enter “Taipei” or “Taiwan” in the search box just to the right of this post and find all you would like to know about our time there.
Friday will be my final post about our travels in 2013! Thank you again for reading and please feel free to subscribe, follow, and share! Happy New Year to you all!
I am in awe of your life at present. You have seen, been and done some fantastic things and I love to read your stories. Thank you for the shout out, it is so kind of you.
Have a wonderful 2014 and I look forward to hearing what you get up to and encourage me to travel more.
I am in awe of yours as well. I look forward to finding a place, settling in for a bit, and trying to learn a foreign language in the future.
You deserve it, I love reading about your life in Italy and especially all your yummy cooking/baking!
Fantastic pics, travels and stories once again! I’ll have to get to your posts about Taiwan, that is a place I don’t know too much about. Thanks for the shout out too!
Of course! You deserve it! Thank you!
Wow, wow, wow. I try not to be envious because our lives are each destined to their own paths, and I am blessed to be able to travel a time or two a year. But I love reading your posts and imagining I was traveling like you with my family. I long to show my daughters the world!
Yes, you pulled it off on the gondola. I don’t like heights! I discovered that in Germany crossing a bridge around the area of Neuschwanstien Castle.
Thanks for the acknowledgement up there! All my pleasure!
I have yet to make it to Germany, I will have to pick your brain when we head there.
Your posts are so helpful and useful and informative. I appreciate all you do! Happy new year!
Happy New Year and Happy Sean Birthday and Happy Casey Birthday!!
Tis a busy season and thanks for keeping all of us with you in blog-land.
Here’s to a great 2014!
It is indeed. Happy new year Auntie! Xoxox
The posts on Taipei are definitely worth checking out – I can vouch for that – as are the other blogs you mention! Happy New Year (and thanks so much for including my blog on your list 🙂 ).
Thank you so much! Happy new year!
Wow you’ve been to some amazing places, they’re fantastic photos. If you ever find yourself in Dubai look me up… Happy new year
Thanks! I will do that! Happy new year!
Thank you for the mention of my blog 🙂 and thank you for your support and friendship too 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family! Wow Greece and Taiwan! I will have to read all your posts 🙂 Love the family photo in Athens 🙂 I love Greece, especially the islands 🙂 I have not been to Paros. I visited Athens not too long ago, for a conference, put up my poster, and listened to about 2 lectures and spent the rest of the time eating at restaurants, and seeing the sites 🙂 I even took a day trip to Aegina island 🙂
That sounds like fun! I will have to look up aegina island. I would love to go back and see all the Greek isles!
I have only been to a few other islands: Spetses, Santorini, Rhodes. So lots of islands left for me too 🙂