High above laid on a river of clouds : Breath-taking Alishan

The Alishan National Park (A-li-shan ; 阿里山國家風景區; Ālǐshān) is one of Taiwan’s most famous natural beauties. High on the mountain, around 2000 meters above sea level, this was exactly the break I needed from the hot winter of Tainan. I joined a happy Taiwanese-Russian group I didn’t know very well before but have come …

25 Dec, 2007 in Taiwan
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It’s not that Tainan doesn’t have its own charm, but there are times when I miss the good old fashioned beauty – constantly looking for basic aesthetics and something that’s a bit more artistic, special and out of the ordinary gray. Although I’ve come to not expect any of that in Tainan, there are times […]

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This weekend the NCKU international students office (ISAD) prepared a joint trip with some of the other universities in Tainan and Kaohsiung to go visit some of the beautiful interesting spots around Kaohsiung. Here’s a bit of what we saw… First off, we went to see the Kaohsiung National Science and Technology Museum, which unfortunately […]

It has already become a routine for me not to sleep on the weekends because of those celebrations. With a 130+ Gods served in Tainan, over 30 of them being what I term “class B Gods”, and almost 10 being “class A Gods”, it so happens that almost every weekend we have a birthday celebration […]

The list continues. Here’s more from some of the wonderful pop Mandarin Chinese music I find while staying in Taiwan. First part was “Taiwanese music – Recommended Mandarin Chinese artists from Taiwan”, followed up by “Mandarin Chinese music – More great singers I listen to in Taiwan”, and here are two more (similar names, don’t […]

My Taiwan future told by Gods at Chi Nan Temple - Taipei Muzha

Visiting Chi Nan Temple at Muzha-Taipei earlier this week, I thought it was time I get some heavenly guidance as to how my life is going and what I should do in the future. Following the instructions given to me, I used the two moon lips to ask the local Gods for their help, stating […]

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With not enough time, just the tip of the iceberg, I got to taste a little from another one of Taipei’s gorgeous natural scenery – the impressive Yang Ming Shan mountain in the northern part of Taipei that’s up there, between the clouds.       Ahhh… that’s what life …

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Chi-nan Temple (指南宮) in Taipei’s Muzha area is one of the most beautiful spots I’ve been to in Taiwan. Up on the mountain, overlooking the city of Taipei from the south, the temples are gorgeous and the view is absolutely breath-taking. I could spend ages in a place like that, just resting down with something to drink, […]

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Living in central Tainan and studying at the eastern side where the university is at, one tends to forget that there’s a beach 10 minutes away. It’s not the nicest beach, especially in comparison to what’s in Israel or neighboring Asian countries like Thailand, but it’s a beach non-the-less – having the basic features of waves […]

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Tainan city doesn’t have anything that comes close to the Taipei 101 and the Tainan view is of no comparison to the beautiful view of Taipei from the 101, but, there is some to see. The building complex I live in has some of Tainan’s tallest buildings, my building running as high as 24 floors. …

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