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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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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 …