Once upon a time, Jose took me to Long Dong for the very first time. It was our second date, I think. You see, he LOVES rock climbing and he wanted to show me how great it was.
I was amazed at how good of a climber he was.
That night we barbecued our dinner in a cave with fire that he started with a bunch of dried wood and tissue (and a lighter of course)! It was the first time I’d ever been camping.
First ( and last) time I ever ate a tequila worm. Gross…
We went back to Long Dong A LOT after that. It is really one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan. Imagine climbing with a view of the ocean right beside you. When you feel hot you can just jump into the water for a nice dip.
But that was another lifetime ago.
There is a climbing wall in KAUST that Jose has been to a couple of times, but it’s no Long Dong.
These days Jose just climbs the date tree in front of our house hahaha.