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
26th November, 2012

Taipei city bike rentals (sticky)

For anyone who wants to rent a bike in Taipei, the features section of Taiwan’s best English-language newspaper, the Taipei Times, ran an article on the Taipei City Government’s bike rental system in today’s edition, Share and share a bike.

The program, which is a joint project between the city government and Giant, provides cheap […]

21st November, 2012

Dunhua bike lane, RIP?

Taking the doggies for a walk last week, I realized that the Taipei city government finally is doing something about that completely useless, wasteful bike lane going up and down Dunhua. To the tune of NT$100 million, it was useless from day one, which, of course, was just ahead of the 2010 mayoral election (why […]

7th November, 2012

The Roaring Silence

A view of Bitan

No cars, no buses, no scooters, no trucks, no horn-honking, no loudspeakers selling aluminum net doors, no sirens. But it’s not quiet. Instead, there’s a roaring silence. There are birds singing, insects humming, the sound of mountain streams, the breeze going through the trees, your own heartbeat (topped 176 yesterday) […]