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Alamere Falls Hike

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The day after our kitsch night out, we planned to escape the city and head for the hills. Joining friends from Facebook and Google, we drove over the Golden Gate and into Marin County. It was all very odd with Abe and Armando; we are […]

Winter in the Fens

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The Fens, while almost utterly flat, carry a certain beauty that gets under your skin.  It’s something in the expanses stretching to infinity that at once create calm and mild despair. There is surely no better time to feel this than when the landscape is […]

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 […]

Borneo

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“Borneo” I have always liked the name of the place, associating it with adventure and danger, with Tintin and mysterious happenings in the jungle. Right up there with Zanzibar, Madagascar, Peru and Tazmania in the adventurous naming competition. It comprises territories from Brunei, Indonesia and […]

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 […]

Midsummer Madness

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Usually, when heading back to the UK, a healthy two-week window is necessary to really get over the jet lag and calm down properly. I didn’t quite have that luxury this time, however, and was restricted to one week of British Summer Time, Tour de […]

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 […]

Thailand – Changmai

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Bangkok’s new airport, named Suvarnabhumi – try telling a taxi driver that. Heavy on the tensile fabrics, but quite impressive in scale. Last week was Lunar New Year, so along with much of the foreign contingent in Taiwan, jetted off to warmer climes. Sadly, one […]

DaLi

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Today, I had the pleasure of a wonderful hike with Ruth & Christophe (designers from Germany) and Markus & Evelyn. The weather was supreme, and it is quite strange to think that the weather back in the UK is probably cold and ‘orrid. We are […]