Friday, June 12, 2009

Buffalo Wings

I was in Buffalo, NY this week for a conference. Besides for being known as the birth place for buffalo wings and the gateway into Niagara Falls, there's not much else. It was pretty depressing since everywhere I went there signs that the city is slowing dying. It once was a major top ten city is the US, but within the later half of the century has fallen on hard times. As I walked through the empty lots and buildings for rent, I could still see the beautiful architecture that had once put this city on the map.


I got to explore the huge city hall, which was eerily empty.

Buffalo, NY - June 2009


Also went to see the Pierce-Arrow car museum. I don't know much about cars, but that red Thunderbird was drool worthy.

Buffalo, NY - June 20091


And of course, when in Rome...or rather, Buffalo, you have to eat wings at the Anchor Bar!

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Friday, June 5, 2009


We recently traveled to Taiwan to visit family and the trip turned into an eating fest...which always seems to happen.  This is only my second trip to JW's homeland and it was great to see all the relatives.  We were taken to several unique places along with some interesting food, so here's a quick recap.

For a more in-depth photo gallery, go here.


Favorite Places
(Public hot springs foot bath, Yehliu Park, National Palace Museum, Taroko Gorge, Shinto temple, Shilin night market)

Taiwan - May 2009


Favorite Foods
(Shaved ice with red bean and taro, Oyster omelettes, Steamed pork buns; Shaved ice with mango and custard, Sesame meat buns, Onion pancake)



Favorite Photos
(Cleansing fountain at Shinto temple, Ceramic exhibit at Taiwan Modern Art Museum, Family at Pine Garden, Making sesame wraps, Entrance at Confucius temple)

Taiwan - May 20091