Photographers, even wildlifers and landscapers, love show-offs. And Taiwan loves to show off, its women especially. Young or old, any suitably scenic location brings them out in droves. Not just with selfie stick and smartphone (or escorts toting SLRs) but … Read More »
I’ve yet to try stinky tofu*
My Taiwan posts lack the personal touch, I know. Accounts of Chiang Kai Shek’s White Terror and the geology and history of Taroko could have been written without chalking up the carbon footprint – though my views on reducing capitalist … Read More »
Saturday, 06:40, on Highway 11. I’m hitching north to Hualien, 125 kilometres away. Two short lifts have brung me to Donghe, all of nineteen klicks up the coast from my 05:45 startpoint at Travel Bug Bistro Inn in Dulan, surfer … Read More »
On Monday’s 09:30 ferry from Taitung to Ludao, aka Green Island, I saw for the first time a flying fish. Several actually but one put on a show. It cleared the surface ten metres from where I stood near the … Read More »
The ferry for Green Island sails from Taitung in the southeast of Taiwan. To be precise, it sails from Fugong Fish Harbour, a half hour bus ride from the train station. I arrived at eight am to secure a ticket … Read More »
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