This past weekend (July 26 - July 27), we went on a road trip to Taizhong (the correct spelling in pin yin, but more popularly known as Taichung, which I will now refer to it as), the third largest city in Taiwan. We visited the botanical garden/indoor rain forest, adjoined with the National Museum of Natural Sciences. It was really interesting how all that separated two unique ecosystems was this glass dome, as there was a tropical rain forest indoors and indigenous Taiwanese plants in the outdoor park. I took a photo with Mr. Tree Frog for AL, who loves her frogs! Taichung marks the last of my Taiwan explorations for this year, which have included Pinglin, Hualien (Taraoko Gorge), Sun Moon Lake, Kenting, Taidong, Green Island, Penghu, Yang Ming Shan, San Xia, and even more places! It’s a bit of an embarrassment how little I got outside of Taipei when I was in school. This year of travel is a good reminder that your worldview can be as narrow or as wide as you want it to be.