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Donkey Free Air, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Donkey Free Air

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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Despite our inexpensive business class tickets and our poor business class experience flying to Peru, so far so good. We bypassed all the donkeys at the ticket counter and our bags were taken to security by the 'bidnis' class sterward. Luckily he didn't ...

Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taiwan

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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A Much Needed Break in Taipei We decided to extend our stay in Taiwan for a few extra nights as we felt we needed to rest, recuperate and plan before heading over to Japan. I wasn't expecting much from Taipei, but was pleasantly surprised by the city! ...

Chinese newyear, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Chinese newyear

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... where Linda and I had some time for ourselves. We wandered around Taipei and found the computer market. Something I have to explore, as Taiwan is the home of some of the best computer gadget brands in the world. The prices of all new and shiny toys where ...

Coastal walk to Dulan,unexpected concert/Ami tribe, Dulan, Taiwan travel blog

Coastal walk to Dulan,unexpected concert/Ami tribe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... and Chinese explanation - if that's not useless for us ) and the roots of Reggae as well a local artist who is the Taiwan Reggae expert ( the Taiwanese answer to Bob Marley ) , who sings some old Reggae songs. Great, now I had a few days ...

Despite pouring rain we try Nenggau trail (No.14), Tienshe, Taiwan travel blog

Despite pouring rain we try Nenggau trail (No.14)

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... will occur at any time ( and many had warned us before ). After 4 km we reach a small temple and then a hut from the Taiwan Power company. This hut offers toilets, but is not open for living to the public. Here we meet an aboriginal guide and his ...

Beautiful mountain scenery on way to Lishan, Lishan, Taiwan travel blog

Beautiful mountain scenery on way to Lishan

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... ;One banner reads: The road ( No.8 ) is like a lucky Dragon - to interrupt this lifeline will negatively affect Taiwan's Dynasty. One information worries me - I hear conflicting infos that the road to Taroko is closed due to last night's land ...

Lanyu - Orchid Island, Lanyu - Orchid Island, Taiwan travel blog

Lanyu - Orchid Island

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Total Distance: 25km Altitude: ...

Return to Taipei from Green Island by ship + train, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Return to Taipei from Green Island by ship + train

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... a pack of betel nuts and begins to chew. He smiles at me and offers me a betel nut, which I can avoid, saying: " Taiwan chewing gum".  At 9:00 pm we arrive in Taipei main station! Short bus ride and " Honey, I'm home ! " MY PLAN ...

Nankan,  largest island of the Matsu island group, Nankan, Matsu, Taiwan, Taiwan travel blog

Nankan, largest island of the Matsu island group

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Decided - I will move on to Nankan island by the 11:50am ferry. After a leasurely breakfast of bought Danping ( pancake with egg ) and doutiang ( tofu milk ) on my terrace I take a look at the village I saw yesterday. When I arrive it turns out to ...

Walking inland south - rolling hills + ocean views, Syuhai, Taiwan travel blog

Walking inland south - rolling hills + ocean views

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... and not against the traffic ( an advise I do not follow as I want to see what's coming ) and gives me a map of Southern Taiwan - very friendly, but the map is not better than mine. Having reached the top I turn left onto No. 199, starting again with ...

Day in Chinsebu and back to Taipei, Chinsebu, Taiwan travel blog

Day in Chinsebu and back to Taipei

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... mountain the previous day. They tell us that on the day they went up ( one day earlier than the group ) they encountered a Taiwan bear ( black with white collar ), a potentially dangerous encounter, probably for both sides. " What did you do when seeing ...

On a more personal note, Taya, Taiwan travel blog

On a more personal note

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... for use in the US. This series of two shots (plus two annual boosters, which confer a lifetime immunity) costs $45. Taiwan medical success story 2: I left the US before I was eligible for my twice-a-year dental cleaning. Visit to Eva's local ...

Lazy day in Japanese house, spa/ aboriginal issues, Ruei Shuei, Taiwan travel blog

Lazy day in Japanese house, spa/ aboriginal issues

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... ( water rice with Taro ). Tastes great and makes full.  At 11:30am we walk to a cow farm ( you have to know that Taiwan has only a very limited number of cows ), of which we only have the general direction. We can walk a safe way along the ...

Long and cold walk to Chilan, Chilan, Taiwan travel blog

Long and cold walk to Chilan

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... a western mountain hut with open fire or a heater, think again - nothing at all, and that's pretty usual in Taiwan. Inside and outside is almost the same temperature minus the wind and rain. So the hot chicken soup came in really handy. ...

Decided-via mountain No7, not coast / Christianity, Nanshan ( No. 7 ), Taiwan travel blog

Decided-via mountain No7, not coast / Christianity

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... may have up to four churches, which can be somewhat confusing, not only for the visitor. Christianity was brought to Taiwan in the early 17th century by the Spanish and Dutch missionaries. A large number of missionaries came from Mainland China ...

Coastal Alangy Trail: Nantien-Hsyhai - Pintung, Hsyhai, Taiwan travel blog

Coastal Alangy Trail: Nantien-Hsyhai - Pintung

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... ://www.endangeredspeciesinternational.org/taiwancoastline.html Still hoping that a better solution can be found and the last remaining pristine coastline in Taiwan can be saved. But to be on the safe side, take the chance to visit and walk there as long ...

Enjoying Meishan / Introduction Bunun tribe, Meishan, Taiwan travel blog

Enjoying Meishan / Introduction Bunun tribe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Meishan Kou and Meishan village Total Distance: 10km Altitude up: 160m Altitude down: 160m Another early wake-up, 5:30 am. The too few hours and not deep enough sleep is again, as in the previous sections, taking its toll. At 6:15am we ...

Undecided which route to take: Walk to Luodong, Luodong, Ylan County, Taiwan travel blog

Undecided which route to take: Walk to Luodong

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Song Luo - No 7 minor road - country roads 46,30,33 - No.7 - Luodong - Wujie Total Distance: 24km Altitude up: 300m Altitude down: 300m Waking up is not easy after this slightly restless night - but at least still alive!  I have my ...

Experience Nankan, Nankan, Matsu, Taiwan, Taiwan travel blog

Experience Nankan

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... you should for sure listen when you will be in Taiwan, it is very soothing. [ Goddess Matsu is the most worshiped folk deitry in Taiwan. The goddess' names Matsu or Mazu mean " mother ". She is the Taoist ' Goddess of the Sea ' and the 'Protector of ...

Around 3 main islands and Chibei, Chibei, Penghu, Taiwan travel blog

Around 3 main islands and Chibei

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Total walk 10 km Altitude: 300 m At 8:00am I go to rent a 50cc scooter - as I only have a car driver's licence that's as big a scooter I can get. I go alone without Katherine whom I will pick up later as I am not sure they will give me the small ...

Walk new crossing No. 30 of Coastal Mountains, Shiteping, Taiwan travel blog

Walk new crossing No. 30 of Coastal Mountains

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Yuli - Antong - new road No.30, not yet open - Jhuhu - Shiteping Total Distance: 20 km Altitude up: 400m Altitude down: 450m  Plan in general: You may ask yourself what will he do now that he is back on the East side where he has ...

A detour to Galahe, Galahe, Taiwan travel blog

A detour to Galahe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Shang Baling - Baling - Galahe Total distance: 21 km Altitude up: 700m Altitude down: 600m It has rained heavily all night, with the drops hammering loudly on the plastic roofs, the thunder rumbled and the lightning brightened ...

Leaving for 3-days Da Ba Mountain hike, Chinsebu, Taiwan travel blog

Leaving for 3-days Da Ba Mountain hike

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Total Kilometers: 0 Total Altitude up: 0  ( driving up to 1700m ) A bigger wild mountain hike is planned - Da Ba Chien Shan standing at about 3.200m. But this is not all that is special about the trip. The hike is not taking the usual, well ...

A day in Daxi to cure my feet, Daxi, North-East Coast, Taiwan travel blog

A day in Daxi to cure my feet

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: within Daxi Total distance: 8 km Altitude up/down: 0m It's been a good night's sleep and I wake up with the sound of the ocean waves in front of my window. I have decided to stay another night here and have a lazy day, especially to give ...

My day on Green Island ( Lyudao ), Lyudao, Taiwan travel blog

My day on Green Island ( Lyudao )

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... as owners. The couple is on their 3 weeks honeymoon in Taiwan. I do not remember to have heard that before - honeymoon in Taiwan. The man is a real genius with, I believe a sky-high IQ. He is an applied mathematition, runs his own small company ...

Walk into the land of Paiwan and Rukai tribes, Jinluen, Taiwan travel blog

Walk into the land of Paiwan and Rukai tribes

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... the gravel. The material for construction and cement is in short supply since Mainland China has reduced the shipments to Taiwan. Several rivers were assigned by the Government for dredging, but also illegal sand removal is going on. The people ...

The long way up towards Da Ba in rain, Chinsebu, Taiwan travel blog

The long way up towards Da Ba in rain

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... , great, strength for the walk. At the school we meet four men making up a camera team. Three are from Taiwan's own Indiginous Television Station, one is a freelancer. Inside the school things are slowly coming together, but about 6:15am ...

Coastal Trail from Gangzai to Jialeshuei, Jialesuei, Taiwan travel blog

Coastal Trail from Gangzai to Jialeshuei

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Tough 7 hours hike across the sand dunes of Gangzai via Nanren to Jialesui. The walk on the sand dunes is not an easy one and takes time ( alternatively you can walk or drive along the river delta ( sand dunes ) on a road.  First half of the trail ...

Next:The mountains-Tapei to Fushan/Atayal tribe, Fushan Taipei County, Taiwan travel blog

Next:The mountains-Tapei to Fushan/Atayal tribe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... this trail ends at the triple waterfall Wa Wa Gu  - shall have the most health promoting ions of all waterfalls in Taiwan - I feel something, yes I feel younger, rejuvinated ), then I switch back to the road. A group of aboriginies sitting in front ...

Sightseeing in Hualien on foot, Hualien city, Taiwan travel blog

Sightseeing in Hualien on foot

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... explains the Master's concept behind this layout. The idea is to create a pleasant and calm home-like atmosphere, which many people in Taiwan do not have. In the area are also the TV and radio studios, the programs of which are broadcast via an own ...

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