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