Absolutely poured on us after our arrival to the old gold mining village of Jiufen. We walked the covered old street, had tea, watch clouds go UP over the mountain ridge. Then for a few glorious moments took in the view before being soaked and running home. See the Spirited Away tea house? #Taiwan

Chad selfie high above some rugged hills with a view of the seaChad in front of the A-Mei tea house, one of the inspirations for the design of the bath house in the Ghibli film “Spirited Away”Red lanterns lining the streets above the heads of the (very crowded) Jiufen Old Street shopping area. The lantern in the foreground has the Chinese characters 九份 for JiufenAn iron tea pot over coals steams warmly