The ever famous red lantern teahouse which inspired the ‘bathhouse’ in Spirited Away
As soon as you exit Jiufen Old Street, it is not difficult to find a piece of nature to yourself
I like to think this man is listening to bird calls – at Songde Park
Simple Squid and Basil was one of my favourites while dining in Yangmingshan
The name “Taroko” means “magnificent and beautiful” in the Aborigine language Truku, which is also the name of the local tribe which resides in the area.
Preparing for the tea ceremony in Maokong
In case you missed it, it’s Peter Pan.
A quainter impression of Pingxi
Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building until 2004
Azalea – The flower symbol of NTU – which also happens to be my Chinese name!
The Grounds of National Taiwan University – Taipei
A culinary institution, Ay-Chung noodles is another must-eat when visiting Ximending, Taipei.
He was so engrossed in eating his nuts, he let me come really close for this special capture
Tea Time @ National Palace Museum’s Sanxitang Teahouse. Visitors can enjoy a live guzheng show while dining.
Plenty of shops offering a variety of things I wouldn’t get back home
Bicycles take over the campus
Due to post-volcanic activity in the area, Yangmingshan plays host to a plethora of flora and fauna.
Panda Transformer…random but it was huge.
Maokong – Tea Country
Hopes and desires in the new year
A retro cafe perched on the face of the mountain overlooking the Northeast coast
A sunny day out with the family in the mountains – Yangmingshan.
Taroko Gorge is a treat for the outdoorsy visitors. Several trail paths will lead you around the winding cliffs and forests. Cyclists and hikers however, sometimes share narrow roads with motor vehicles, so be careful!
Lanterns of Jingtong on 21 February 2015
Caila Lillies in Yangmingshan
Black Chicken and Garlic Soup – Yangmingshan
Driving the East Rift Valley along Highway 9 makes a scenic journey to south Taiwan
Otoro (high grade tuna). Thanks to the long-standing influence of Japanese culture, Taiwan houses some of the best Japanese food outside Japan.
Red lanterns line the Old Street making this Jiufen’s iconic image
Lanterns are released sporatically as well as en masse at certain times
A weekend visit to Taroko allows you to travel from rugged coastal cliffs, through a maze of sub-tropical forested canyons, to high elevation sub-alpine coniferous forests.