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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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My Taiwan Trip: Oct 1 - Oct 9 2011

My first trip to Taiwan is such a great one. I visited Taipei, Hualien, Danshui in 9 days. I have boarded a Taidong (Green Island 绿岛) flight but the airplane couldn't land Taidong for bad weather.

I have taken many photos I will post them in batches.

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Old October 27th, 2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Starting from the hot spring spa in Spring Hotel (春天酒店) in Beitou (北投)





Songshan Airport (a small airport) - flying to Taidong (flew back after 2 hours )



Taipei from the air







Outside of Songshan Airport



Taking Taipei MTR (捷运) to train station (to Hualien)



MTR map









artistic







We couldn't get the HSR


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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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at Hualien

槟榔 (Betel nut) -- sorry its not my best favorite



阿美麻糬 (Mashu store)



Fruit 释迦, my first try -- very nice!



Visiting Tzu-Chi 慈济, the buddhist charity organization (a lot of mosquitos there )





Will post Taroko 太鲁阁 photos next...
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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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nice pics
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Old October 27th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #5
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Why didn't you stay one more day for the national day celebration?
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Old October 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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Beautiful
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Old October 27th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old October 28th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #8
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Why didn't you stay one more day for the national day celebration?
Good point. I was dying to stay one more night for the celebration but there's an important meeting on 10.10 so I have to leave. What a pity.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #9
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continue my pics with Taroko 太鲁阁

very good scenery and nice resort, reminding me of those in North China not the south















hiking trail







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Old October 28th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #10
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Taking HSR to Taipei from Hualien

Hualien station



inside



the train



lunch box on the train 便当, Best train food I've ever had



Arriving Tapei, Taipei Railway Station



Taxi outside the station



Bought some 槟榔 from this girl (not for me!)





heading for Danshui Old Street 淡水老街

Fried Chicken





A'gei is my favorite





And fish ball



My lifetime favorite fruit 番石榴 (it's called Bale 芭乐 in taiwan, looks a bit different)



love the vivid night market, full of people, life and culture



Next stop, Taiwan National Palace 台北故宫...
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Old October 28th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #11
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thx for sharing. i enjoyed them.
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Thanks for sharing! Oh how I miss Danshui & Agei. I'll be going back to Taiwan soon and hopefully I'll get to go to Lan Yu
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hi Big Dog,
where do you buy the bento box, at the station or on the train?
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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #14
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Thank you all.

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where do you buy the bento box, at the station or on the train?
At Hualien station. I keep the iron box as a souvenir.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #15
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continued...

Taipei National Palace 台北故宫











sorry its not allowed to take photos inside

This is a good and expensive restaurant







翡翠白菜



肉型石


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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #16
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Finally Taipei 101, up to the top in a foggy day











this LOVE statue looks good, its similar to the Love in love square, philadelphia


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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #17
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fastest elevator in the world



660 ton damper, my favorite









observatory deck







in elevator down to the ground level

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Love taiwan, love taizhong, love nantou, thank you for sharing
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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:38 AM   #19
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here comes the interesting Taiwan motel, very different from that in other countries; it's like lover's hotel.

I got a soccer theme room though;













another hotel nearby

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is the last one in beitou or neihu?? i say that because there are hills on the background.
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