Category Archives: Travel

Taiwan’s Farmland Patchwork Quilt

Arable land is at a premium in Taiwan. Close to 70% of the island consists of rugged mountains and forests, with several hundred peaks reaching 3000m (9800 feet) or more. Taiwan’s farmers have a reputation for being thrifty, hard-working and … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Waiting

About 100 years ago G.K. Chesterton wrote about leisure. In his view the “perhaps most rare and precious (type of leisure) is being allowed to do nothing.” It was his favorite, because it allowed idleness — in Chesterton’s view, the … Continue reading

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Ride the Duck Bus

Taiwan’s second largest city, Kaohsiung, is often called the “Ocean Capital”, because of its large port and proximity to the sea. Besides the ocean it also boasts a large lake and a river that flows right through downtown. As a … Continue reading

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The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year and usually falls on some day in February or March. In … Continue reading

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Ferris Wheel

Silhouette of a Ferris wheel. It is located on the roof of Kaohsiung’s Dream Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Asia.

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Tea Time

Elegant Chinese tea set. Legend has it that tea was discovered by an ancient Chinese emperor when a leaf from a nearby shrub fell into the water he was boiling.

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Kenting National Park

A view of Kenting National Park on the southern tip of Taiwan. It is well known for its tropical climate and sunshine, scenic mountains and beaches.

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Lively Temple Fair

A colorful crowd packs the courtyard of the popular Sanfeng Temple in Kaohsiung City during the Third Prince Festival. See more of my images at  http://yali-shi.pixels.com

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Tea Plantation

Tea bushes on a slope in the hills near Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan.

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Sky and River

Toned infrared image of the upper reaches of the Zhuoshui River in central Taiwan.

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