Tag Archives: Around Taiwan

Puli Mountain Biking

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Puli Mountain Biking

Mark works it. Day two on our little adventure was supposed to have started by waking up in a tent, halfway up a mountain.  Sadly, that did not quite happen as planned, and instead we found ourselves in the tourist honeypot of Sun Moon Lake (although […]

Nenggao Mountain Biking – 能高越嶺古道

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Nenggao Mountain Biking

Riding the ridge of mountains that comprise the spine of Taiwan has long been an ambition of the myself and the riding group.  After some significant effort, Mark put together some days of riding; day 1 of the plan was to attack the infamous Nenggao […]

Kinmen Tales

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Kinmen 金門 2010

After six years, I finally made it to Kinmen (金門)!  Nikki and I decided to break for the border (well, almost) and book a long weekend away from Taipei; our first trip away together. Kinmen (pronounced ‘Jin-Men’), is a curious historical anomaly, situated as it […]

Yilan Hiking

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After our company trip to Yilan, Paul and I opted to stay overnight and do a hike the next day.  It was dead good fun to see Taiwan from a slightly different angle for once, and we built up a nice healthy sweat as we […]

Dog in a Basket on a Bike

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Dog in a Basket on a Bike

Dog in a basket, on a bicycle.  That is all.

Climbing Yushan

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Yushan National Park, Taiwan It’s easy to get stuck in Taipei, and not make it out to see the rest of the island. Since I am regularly mountain biking in the hills around Taipei, I do make a better job than most at getting into […]

Jiufen Tea Ceremony

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Company team-building activities are a fairly regular activity on the Dell calendar. One of the more community-spirited activities is the annual Jinshan beach clear-up operation at one of the surf hot spots on the other side of northen Taiwan. As a result of Typhoon Morakot, […]

Wulai – Sanxia Hike

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Suited and booted After finding the rather great hiking blog, Pashan, we were inspired to go and trek pastures new around Wulai. It’s Labour Day weekend here, and the weather has just been impeccable for the whole time, so no excuses could be found not […]

Hiking Yangmingshan in the Rain

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http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=70933 It’s been a great couple of weeks of visitors, with Gerhard & Klara in town, touching down in Taipei as part of the Onizou world tour. Do take some time to check their web site at www.onizou.com to see the things they are up […]

Doggles

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While I recover from another weekend, I thought I would post the most appropriate photo taken by Michael while waiting at traffic lights, that sums up the weekend … like he says, in Taipei, you don’t need to go looking for crazy things, the crazy […]