Follow the musicians of the Chicago Symphony as we embark on our eighth tour to Asia. We'll be posting stories and photos, so stop by often.
We leave on January 11, 2016 for Taipei and continue on to Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul.
Most of the Orchestra arrived Tuesday close to midnight, so Wednesday was a rest day with a bit of sightseeing thrown in.
Traveling with your kids is not alway easy, but being separated for three weeks is harder when they are young. Here are violinist Wendy Koons Meir, her husband Eran Meir, and their children Maytal and Ayelet, visiting Longsham Temple.
The incredible Taipei 1o1.
A beautiful green space directly across the street from the Regent Hotel, where the Orchestra is staying.
The beautiful Taipei Botanical Garden is just a short metro ride away from the hotel.
A favorite form of transportation in Taipei is the motorcycle They're everywhere, and parking on the sidewalks is common.
A little bit of home away from home.
Five photos above by David Sanders