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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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TAIPEI - My new home

Well or at least my new home until the end of January.

Despite being very well-travelled in Asia, I somehow never made it to Taiwan before being sent to Taipei for work. After having been here for one month now, I have to say that Taiwan is quite likely the most underrated travel destination in Asia with great cities that have seen enormous transformations within the last decades. And of course it also has spectacular landscapes with 218 mountains above 3,000m (10,000ft) and 6 huge national parks, although Taiwan is only about as large as Belgium.

Here is a little selection of my Taipei photos as well as photos of the immediately surrounding area (Danshui, Yangmingshan NP, Wulai) which I took during the last month.


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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Fantastic shots!! I think they capture Taiwan's spirit and atmosphere really well.

I visited Taiwan quite a few years ago and despite it being Chinese it felt strangely similar to Japan, especially in the cities. I put it down to the urban planning and the monuments left behind by the Japanese when they colonised the island in 1895.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Great photos! Damn, I miss Taiwan so badly
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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #4
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Lucky you... I wish I was sent for work or study in Asia... I'm sure Taipei is one of those cities that never get boring and are packed with action day and (most importantly ) night.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #5
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I love Taipei!
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Old October 4th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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I am in Taiwan right now, and I have to say Taipei is the best!!!!! Shanghai is nice, but If i can find a good job here, I will move back in a heartbeat
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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Very nice, amazing photos from Taipei [email protected]
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #8
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Fantastic atmospheric shots there, really captured the mood of the city well.
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