Archive for January, 2013

Taiwan 2012 – Food

Posted in Blogroll on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 by Colin Quek

To top off the series, we need to fill our tummies now with food after all the long walks yes?

Taiwan is foodie heaven!
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This is a bowl of spicy bean curd. Yeah, they have other flavors as well of course.

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Typical morning breakfast for most of the locals according to the tour guide. In deed the stall is crowded with take-away customers as well.

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And the local delight of Mister Donut.

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All in all, Taiwan is a fruitfully relaxing trip for me. I’ve noticed that it is also very cyclist friendly. Backpack soon?

Taiwan 2012 – 2 of 2

Posted in Tourism on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 by Colin Quek

Taiwan is a bustling place, back in Taipei, we took the high speed rail for 8 minutes to this place called Banqiao.


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Taipei Train Station

Of course one must visit Taipei 101 to complete the visit yes?

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Colorful transparent tiles outside Taipei 101.

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Look what we found?

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Taiwan 2012 – Places 1 of 2

Posted in Blogroll on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 by Colin Quek

This post summarises the places we visited in Taiwan, I do believe that most of the places are captured in images. LOL. Yeah I was having so much fun at times I  may have forgotten to capture the scenes.

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The exterior decor of a very interesting restaurant. Apparently the artist-owner collects dumped metal parts and makes pieces of art with them.

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Familiar sight?

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Some people love their beers!

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Visit to Taiwan beer factory!

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Visit to aborigines museum.

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The gentleman in this photo should be a tribal chief, if not at least a very senior and respected person of the tribe.

Note the 2 black blocks of tattoos on his face. Those are mark of manhood and hunting prowess in their region.

I feel the need to specially single out this post for him, as he is truly a warrior if you study a bit on their culture.

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Collectively they sang their tribal song to welcome us.

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Taiwan is dotted with Chinese Temples. This one faces Sun Moon Lake.

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Names of temple donors.

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Poetic wall.

Coming up “Little People City” theme park. Where we find miniature replicas of famous buildings from around the world.

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Miniature train

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The wife singing a duet.

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The place where Taiwan honors their national heroes. A must visit to know more about the persons who shaped the nation.

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Guard of honor march pass. The changing of the guard is scheduled hourly.

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And of course, night markets!

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If I recall correctly, the above 2 shots are from Shilin Night Market.

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And the above 2 are from Ximen Ding night market. Well we went there in the day time.

Lovers’ Bridge in Tamsui.

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Jiu Fen, this is the place to get local goodies. They seem to do it better than the ones in the city.

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Yeh Liu Geopark.

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End of Part 1. 🙂