Heping (Peace) Island, Keelung, Taiwan

Heping (Peace) Island is located near Keelung Harbor in northern Taiwan. It is a small resort park with beautiful rock formations created by the wave erosion through thousands or even millions of years. Here is a picture showing a cruise ship about to enter Keelung […]

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Taiwan Egrets

The mountain town of Pinglin near Taipei is known for growing fine tea. On the river edge there is a small wooded area in the center of town and one can see hundreds of Taiwan egrets and night herons call it home. The bridge across […]

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Calla Lily

Calla Lily is in full bloom up in the mountain near Taipei. It draws many flower lovers and photographers to these beautiful fields . One can even pick your own calla lilies,10 for NT$100 of US$3.30.  

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Da-An Park, Taipei

Da-An Park in the city center of Taipei is like Central Park in New York City. There are many hiking trails, play ground, roller skating rink, flower gardens but the most attractive place is the small lake with island and trees in the middle of […]

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City Park in Taichung, Taiwan

The center piece of the park is the Japanese style Pavilion in the middle of lake, built in 1908 during the Japanese occupation period of Taiwan. The revisit of the park bring back my memory when visiting the park for the first time as a […]

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I am visiting my hometown, Kaohsiung, a southern Port City in Taiwan. Twin Pagoda Towers at Lotus Pond has always the landmark of the city. There are still portion of the city wall built in the 1800’s around Zuooying near Lotus Pond remains. The South […]

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Mijas, Malaga, Spain

We arrived back to mainland Spain after the tour of Madeira Island, Portugal. The first port stop was Malaga but as it turned out was our last stop before concluding our cruise at Barcelona.  It was due to the unusual high wind the Captain had […]

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Madeira (Funchal), Portugal Island

We arrived in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal after tour three Spanish Canary Islands. The morning sun shining on the harbor and portion of the white houses on the hillside was simply gorgeous. We knew it’s going to be a splendid day to see the surroundings of […]

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