This morning, I went to Victoria Peak. Here are three pictures from the Peak Terrace and Findlay Dr. road leading up to the peak.
I imagine the weather in Taiwan is similar to Hong Kong's hot, humid climate. Hong Kong's summer climate is certainly more intense than Washington, D.C., despite D.C. being built on a swamp.
I am now in Hong Kong. I arrived the day before yesterday after 23 hours of grueling travel. I traveled from Denver to Los Angeles International Airport and then to Taipei, Taiwan before finally arriving in Hong Kong. It certainly wasn't the most comfortable trip, but I did find some movies enjoyable. I was especially moved by this Chinese documentary on young Chinese children training at Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastics School. You can watch the entire film on YouTube. It's a very sad story of the hardships the the toddlers and families go through in pining for glory in gymnastics. It was especially wrenching when I heard the kids explain why they wanted to pursue gymnastics. I will not ruin the movie for you here, but I do suggest watching this film and discussing it with friends and family.