Alishan

Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
29th July, 2009

Historic bike ride

A group of students from National Taiwan Normal University have done a 20-day bicylce tour taking them from Jinmen to Penghu and then via Luermen up to Danshui. What's special about the ride is that they were following the travel journal written by a Qing dynasty official who did the trip in 1697 to map Taiwan's sulphur mines, one of the oldest journals about traveling in Taiwan. Here's the article in the Taipei Times, Bikers follow 1697 travel diary to explore Taiwan, here's a Chinese map of the trip the Qing official did, and here's an article about an English translation of the book, also in the Taipei Times, once again proving that it's the best English language daily in Taiwan. I have both the Chinese book and the translation but haven't managed to read either.

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