I landed in Taiwan! I'm staying with Mel and I saw Maya! There are shrines on the street corners and little children speaking Chinese out my window. This is definitely not Kansas anymore.
Yesterday night I was making stupid puns about Oman and Yemen with Kiwis while learning to play whist in the bottom of an Auckland hostel, and now suddenly I'm in Asia! How did that happen? The magic of air travel continues to amaze me.
(There's still a month of New Zealand to cover here, though...)