Taiwan (2011)

These pictures were made during a trip to Taiwan (VLSI-DAT conference, April 2011). With an additional week of holiday, I traveled around the island by train and bike.

Taipei

Cycling from Taipei, Shilin to Danshui

Famous restaurant in Taipei! Cannot miss it

Puli and Sun-Moon lake

Visiting Chung Tai Chan Monastery

A place around Puli

Cycling around Sun-Moon lake

Tea in the high mountains

Tainan

Now what is this fimiliar style of this building...?

Fireworks!

And parade?

Please read the bill if you want to know what it is. I also have no idea~

Special local dishes!

Taidong and LuDao (Green Island)

What am I eating? Maybe good I don't know :P

Ah, always like desserts ;)

Tropical fruits

On my way to LuDao (Green island). See my bike?

Green island is green! But also lot of blue and sand color :D

Dear Deer

Yoho! They told me there are coral riffs, should learn how to see them!

Fruits

Is this a small coral?

That's me! Today I sun-burned my feet...

Back in Taidong, ancient housing

My train to the next destination: Hualien

Hualien

Rice rice

Now comes the most gorgeous part: Taroko Gorge by bike!

Back in Hualien, one of the famous dishes in famous restaurant

South of Hualien is an agricultural area

And a lot of special bike paths, very nice!

Taipei

Back in Taipei, enjoy a last relaxed day!

I wonder how we could finish all these dishes above... ;)

Two common sights in Taiwan: scooters and 7-11. Thanks for the ride!