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This fella is in the newspapers. He should he returned.

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British Museum, the ceiling

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Xèxiè Taiwan!

You’ve been great Taiwan. See you again!

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Back

From this..

…to this…

…in less than a day. 😭

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Jiufen Grand Tea House

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Cooking lesson in Maolin National Park

We stopped in to a roadside shop for a drink.

The very friendly woman and her daughter there made us a pumpkin and pineapple juice, and an ash gourd and lemon iced tea.

When I asked what ash gourd was, she very kindly gave us a lesson on how to make the iced tea.

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Dinner with 🐖 trotters

Rice, cabbage, omelette with taro (?), greens, beer. All good.

Pigs trotters. Not so good. I tried them, but won’t be trying them again.

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Good evening Meinong

Must try dish of Meinong is 🍅 noodle 🍜.

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Good morning Wutai

Wutai (Chinese: 霧臺鄉; Rukai language: Vedai) is village in the Wutai Township. The township is a mountain indigenous township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.

The main population is the Rukai people of the Taiwanese aborigines.

As of the year 2014, the Rukai numbered 12,699, and is the seventh-largest of the 13 officially recognized indigenous groups in Taiwan.

The Rukai were called Tsarisen, which means “people living in the mountain”.

The Rukai regards Dawu Mountain as their Holy Mountain.

In these you can see the town school (elementary school), and the “tribal plaza”, and good strong 3G coverage from the BTS antenna

We’re online with the iTribe, indigenous peoples WiFi network.

— excerpts from Wikipedia article on the Rukai people and Pingtung county website on indigenous peoples.

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A Japanese Izakaya, Kaohsiung


An izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of informal Japanese pub.

They are casual places for after-work drinking.

They have been compared to Irish pubs, tapas bars and early American saloons and taverns.

— excerpt from Wikipedia article on izakaya

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Haircut achieved

I managed to get my short back and sides haircut in Kaohsiung today.

Haircut, hair wash, and neck massage all for 300 NTD. Total bargain.

I’m leaving this here for next time I need to get a haircut when I don’t speak the local language well enough.

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4 big cocks

As the title says. 4 big Taiwanese cocks.

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Temple, Tainan

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Minzu Street, Tainan

And they’ve got cold Taiwanese beer for sānshí yuan.

👌

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Don’t you think Taiwan should be independent?

Taiwanese woman: Where are you from?

Me: Ireland

Woman: Oh! Ireland is independent.

Me: Yes, it is.

Woman: Don’t you think Taiwan should be independent?

Me: Yes I do.

Woman: Hmm, some people don’t think it’s important.

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Hankou Street fruit and veg shop, Taipei

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Zhongshan District Traffic