Tag Archives: Taichung

Taiwan Central Cross Highway By Bike

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This is the big one: 248km, 5,072m of climbing, peaking at a mighty 3275m. Taichung to Hualien by bike, with my friend and colleague Tony. Bisecting the ridge of mountains that run down the centre of the island, the most direct route leaves Taichung and […]

Gaomei Wetlands

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Yuyin and I enjoyed the long weekend by heading down to Taichung for a friend’s wedding. It was awesome to meet some of her university buddies, and they let me know they liked me by proceeding to get me nice and drunk. In 100% recovery […]

Taichung Escape

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Since we will both be travelling a fair bit in the near future, Nikki and I decided to make a break for the border and head down for a weekend away in Taichung – Taiwan’s second city.  The bigger spaces, cleaner air, better weather and […]

Taichung – Buses & Trains

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The way home was marked with some fantastic old buses and the typically ridiculous public information signs on the train… Was this bus in a cartoon when I was a kid? Back side The green bus … from the 1960s? This is a Lifesaving Button! […]

Taichung

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Now the weather is finally showing signs of permanently improving, I am making a more concerted effort to visit more places outside of Taipei. I found that my rate of discovering new and interesting things in Taiwan dropped off markedly after the first year here, […]