We just had a wonderful visit to the Lin Family Historic Residence! We learned many things about Chinese History in Taiwan. The Lin family made it’s money by farming, having a standing army, and by selling camphor to make smokeless gun powder. It’s a great perspective on a period of history I know little about.

That was followed by a quick visit to the Lin Family Garden. The garden was on the grounds of Ming Taing High School. We had a snack of cake & lattes (or tea) prepared and served by the high school students. We were joined on our walk by a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from France and some of the English Language students. They were so excited to talk to us!

We are off to the Earthquake Museum. On September 21, 1999 Taiwan was rocked by a major earthquake. We saw the damage at the dam, and have seen temples and buildings post reconstruction. It will be intriguing to learn more!

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