Took me half-a-year to transfer files, proof them, publish them, post-date them. Here are some highlights from travel notes while visiting Taiwan in autumn 2008.
Pre-trip notes, what fascinated me, what I was hoping to learn.
Walking along the port at Damshui, historic harbor, now an amusement area. My first stinky tofu.
The Printed Book: Someone alive before Columbus printed the book I was standing next to. The National Museum.
Super Typhoon Jangmi bearing down on Taipei, me on a top floor of the tallest building around.
Wulai Falls, up in the mountains above Taipei. Usually a crowded place, but quiet in the day after a major storm.
In Taichung, a long piece on the language influences on the nation, and some of the peculiar difficulties a foreigner would have in getting around.
The changes in the land in the busride to Sun Moon Lake. Not much on the lake itself, though.
At a beerhouse on the Love River in Kaohsiung.
One of the world's best train rides across the mountains and along the coast. Pre-dawn walking in Hualien. I never mentioned the old woman I met at the top of Taroko Gorge. Taipei became easy to navigate.
Varied surprises from the trip.