Monday, September 2, 2013

Discovering The Sights And Sounds Of Taiwan

I'm in Taiwan, the Republic of China and I must say that this is a beautiful little island; a land of the old and the new dotted all over the capital city, Taipei. 

Ilha Formosa, as it was called by the Portuguese who once settled this island, is a modern and thriving industrialized country. There is just about anything you would like to see, do or eat here. Taipei is just as modern as any city in the West, but I have to say it's far ahead of many US cities in public transportation. Just think about high speed rail and you will know what I'm talking about.

Oh, and shopping; the streets are packed with whatever you would like to buy, day or night. And if you are like me, then this is the place for teas and tea houses. They are literally on every block and the displays are so inviting to the western eye. Not to forget the people, they are lovely. They are homely and down-to-earth, and go the extra mile to make you, a foreigner, feel welcome.

Here are some sight from around Taipei:
The Flag Of Belize At The National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei 101, The 4th Tallest Building In The World
Bikes For Rent And They Can Be Found All Over The City
Millions Of Scooters Everywhere
Land Of Tea...Look Carefully, You Will See My Reflection In The Cup
High Speed Rail

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