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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Lanyu and Green Island: a return visit

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, Hot springs, Natural history, Outlying Islands, Taitung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Traditional festivals by Richard6 Comments

I’ll keep this short.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Lanyu (Orchid Island) and Green Island are  fabulous! Getting to either involves nabbing a notoriously hard-to-get …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …