Monthly Archives: March 2005

Flickr Words

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I really like this. Spell with Flickr The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Yoofs

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I had a pleasant walk through Taipei today. I am finally realising that there are in fact old buildings in Taipei and that they are not all concrete monstrocities. In fact, many of the 1-storey concrete buildings, upon closer inspection, are indeed original Japanese-era constructions […]

Lost in Translation

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I was asked to appear in an advert by a friend last week. I could not turn it down as it sounded pertty hilarious and worth the extra money. In the end it turns out it was for Philips Home Theatre systems. Being ordered around […]

Saying Goodbye

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It had been a fantastic, fantastic week with my parents here – I really appreciated their visit. We had a very relaxing train ride back to Taipei and followed it up with a rather splendid curry at my local joint – surprisingly good. I walked […]

Taroko Trails – Day 2

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We had initially planned an easy Friday, taking in the more touristy trails while it was quiet, and then a harder Saturday when the trail we wanted to do was still likely to be quiet. It worked out to be the same, since the whole […]

Taroko Trails – Day 1

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We got up and started the day with an easy but really good fun trail out to the Water Curtain on the Baiyang Trail. It weaves its way through an old route through the gorge – one of many attempts that are now abandoned. Starting […]

Taroko Gorge

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Taroko Gorge is the crown jewel in Taiwan’s national park system. I took the folks there for a few days of relaxation and hiking and I have to say it comfortably exceeded expectations. The bus ride from the train station was truly breathtaking, winding our […]

YangMing Mountain & Mother’s Day

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On Sunday, we met up with Larsandanke, plus Alex and headed off for the mountains and hot springs. My parents had clearly brought fantastic weather with them from Blighty and we took the bus up to the highest point of the pass. At the top […]

The Top of the World

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After pushing my parents through jet lag hell and tempting them with (bad) coffee and (good) bread at Wendel’s we headed off to see some sights. I had not been to Taipei 101 yet, which holds several of the records for the tallest building in […]

Mum & Dad!

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Leaving work on Friday and rushing off to the airport was a pleasant change for an evening’s entertainment. It was amazing to see them walk through the door and have a massive family group hug. They were in pretty good spirits after the flight (and […]