Taiwan
Taoyuan

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  • Day62

    Off to New Zealand

    November 30, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Up for a nice breakfast of salad, sausage, egg and hash brown. They were playing christmas music, so I suppose that made it our Christmas day meal. No where near as full or pissed as usual for Christmas.
    We slimmed down our packs by handing a few Kg to Curly to take home.
    Started our Teddy tour with a car park walk, followed by another car park we couldn't even enter to get access to do a walk. We took the navigational reigns off him and went along to a small pond with a 3 min walking route. Lovely.
    We wanted to get a bit closer to the airport so started the stressful drive through the city. Too many bikes and merging lorries for my liking!
    Got to a rotating restaurant for lunch over looking the beach. Had some chinese tasting food, very nice. Made us all feel pretty dizzy, even though it was only rotating at 1 RPH.
    Made it back to the airport to handover the hire car.
    Few beers with the family to get rid of some coins and we were off to New Zealand!
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    Roger Le Poidevin

    Great video!

    12/2/19Reply
     
  • Day43

    Asia United Hash

    November 21, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    After several days of sickness, finally starting to feel better. Flew out of Chiang Mai Wednesday afternoon, and arrived here in Taiwan (Taoyuan City) in the evening. Getting through the airport was super easy and fast, and then we had a short 30 min taxi to the hotel. We were both feeling a bit hungry, and Jo suggested we get some sushi. Luck was in our favor, there was a sushi bar a half a block from our hotel. Even better, I was expecting it would probably be expensive, but it was ($1 per plate), so after a full dinner, it came to only 420 TWD ($14 US). A beer and a movie back at the hotel finished off the evening, and a good night's sleep.

    AU Red Dress Run - We wandered down to the venue in the morning, to register and get our goodie bags (they were plentiful, with backpack, shirt, patch, hat, dish, utensils, and various other unsundries) and met up with a few old friends. Since there is no hash scheduled for Friday, we decided to join in on the Red Dress Run. With all our new stuff in tow, we dragged it all back to the hotel, had some lunch, got some more medicine, and then made our way back to the venue for the RDR. Trail was no better than expected, basically a conga line through the streets, dodging cars and scooters, visited one temple, and then finally turned right and made our way into a local brewery for beer check number one. After about 30 minutes, we finally got moving again, and dodged a few more cars and scooters before finally popping out into an inner city park for beer check number two. This one actually had live entertainment, as a young female drum player rocked the party as we drank a wide selection of juicy beers. After about 45 minutes, we made a break for it and finished trail on our own. Back at the venue, once the pack finally arrived, we were entertained by the best dressed pageant, and dined on some local dinner delights. Circled finished just about the time the drizzle started, so after one more beer . . . we made our way back to the hotel for a hot shower, a movie, and more sleep. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4271695636

    Day 1 - We selected a long trail, just to see what we were going to expect for the weekend, and get in a good workout. We did trail one, for 10 Kms, and I was expecting 90 minutes, may 2 hours . . . but it was some serious climbing and ended up taking nearly 3 hours. But an awesome trail in the jungle, with several views . . . just a bit overcast though. Some of the climbs were so sharp, that they actually appear to overlap on the map below. It was a long bus ride, almost 2 hours, so we were about the last ones to return to the venue. It was packed by the time we arrived, but there was still plenty of food, and the beer flowed freely. The entertainment was good, but we did not hang around to long . . . need a hot shower and some sleep. https://www.relive.cc/view/vmqX1BjV4Lv

    Day 2 - We selected trail 2 for a rebound, it was billed as an 8 or 11 Kms optional trail. Jo went on the 11, while I opted for the 8 Kms as it had a bit less climbing. It was a beautiful trail, with a hearty climb at the start for the first 2 Kms, then the split. Soon after the split, I passed a small cafe, where a gent was singing Karaoke, pretty funny. After a bit more climbing, we finally topped out at 3.2 Kms, then we had a cool long downhill section along a streambed. At the bottom, we turned left and back up for a bit, soon leveled off. We passed an old gazebo that had an excellent over view of the reservoir. From there, it was down some old stairs to the road, then a zig zag on a continuous downhill run to the finish. Very nice. At the On In, we had several choices of food, all delicious, and plenty of refreshing beverages. The circle was also super fun, as we played some games and sang some songs. I won a t-shirt by throwing my shoe closest to it, and Jo came in second on the beer mile. :) We then went back to the venue for the closing ceremony and more fun and games. Jo won the flour blowing peanut counting contest (she'll have to explain that one to you). :) What a finish to a superb event here in Taiwan. Now we have a day of rest before flying over to Bangkok. https://www.relive.cc/view/vZqNN7zzX3q
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  • Day98

    7 Hour Layover - Taipei

    January 15, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    In order to avoid Manila and the volcano, we had to reroute our flight. Longer way around, via Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. The extra day and a half here in Bali will ensure we'll be rested for our flight to Dili. Coming from Manila, we would have landed at midnight on Friday, and sat in the airport until 9 am Saturday to fly to Dili . . . so trade offs all around. There is a bit more cost for this way, but just have to wrap it up to Mother Nature.Read more

  • Day16

    Day 3 Bear hash!!

    November 24, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Day 3 and it was a butt kicker!! Beautiful trail and hung out with some fun people!! Ended trail at a reservoir and hit a 551 meter high mountain!! Wahoooo On On

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    Woohoo, looks beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Everyone will be at my house from 2 on, call if you can😘

    11/26/19Reply
    Patricia Welsh

    Looks like you are having a fantastic journey! Love seeing the pictures !

    11/27/19Reply
     
  • Day17

    Taiwan weekend!!!

    November 25, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Taiwan Bear hash weekend started with some red dress fun!! And kicked off an awesome weekend of amazing trail in the mountains!! First post will be Friday action and then Saturday and the wrap up on Sunday!! Enjoying my off day today!! I climbed over 1300 meters in elevation gain!! Got one FBI!(First B***h In) and a 2nd! Getting used to sitting on the ice!! Saw some old friends and made some new ones!! On on ..

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  • Day24

    Bye bye Taiwan

    January 18, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    “Nach Taiwan?!“ so ungefähr war meine Reaktion als Tim mir von der Idee erzählte. Ich hatte Taiwan nicht wirklich als Reiseziel auf dem Schirm. Doch das Land und vor allem auch die Leute haben uns begeistert und wir müssen zugeben, dass wir Taiwan wirklich als Reiseland unterschätzt haben. Die Taiwaner sind sehr freundlich und sehr hilfsbereit. Auch wenn die wenigsten Englisch sprechen wird hier immer ein Weg gefunden, im Zweifel mit Google Translater. Wir hatten auch nie das Gefühl dass man uns hier als Touristen „übers Ohr hauen will“.

    Hier gibt es eine vielfältige und wunderschöne Natur - Berge, Wasserfälle, schroffe Küsten, Sandstrände, Seen, Urwald usw. Wenn man dabei bedenkt wie klein die Insel ist, ist dies wirklich beeindruckend. Außerdem kann man hier kleine verlassene Örtchen finden, genau so aber auch riesige Städte. Zugegeben die Städte sind nicht immer die schönsten, aber man findet immer tolle Ecken, gepflegte Parks und wunderschöne Tempel, Pagoden oder Memorials. Zudem gibt es eine gute Infrastruktur, kinderfreundliche Hotels und meist ist alles perfekt organisiert. Sogar beim Eiskaufen bekommt man nach der Bestellung eine Nummer und wartet dann bis das Eis fertig und die Nummer aufgerufen wird. Es ist überall so sauber, dass es sogar Theo aufgefallen ist. Und das obwohl man so gut wie nie Mülleimer findet. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Ich frage mich nur was die Taiwaner denken, wenn sie mal nach Berlin kommen... 😏

    Lediglich das Essen hat uns teilweise etwas herausgefordert 🙈 Da hier alle auf chinesische und japanische Touristen eingestellt sind, gibt es kaum Speisekarten auf Englisch. Zudem ist das Essen sehr sehr fleischlastig. Oft hat uns da das gut ausgebaute Netz an 7-Elevens gerettet. 😜

    Vielen Dank Taiwan für die schönen Erlebnisse! 🇹🇼
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  • Day2

    Look up, and up, and up

    September 22, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Caught the high speed train into Taipei city, which took about half an hour, so I'm glad we didn't take the regular speed one. Seriously though, Taipei is a massive urban sprawl, intermixed with dense foliage covered hills.

    Our one and only reason for dipping our toes into the city was to see Taipei 101. Wow, what a structure. It punches into the sky, towering over all other buildings and giving a stunning view of Taipei, amid the smog. Very impressive, especially the lifts which fire you up to the 89th floor in just over 30 seconds.

    After gazing over the strange mix of old traditional Chinese structures and futuristic skyscrapers we caught the bullet lift back to ground level and caught the MRT back to our airport hotel. A few hours sleep and a refreshing shower, it is 33 degrees here, and we're off to the airport. A few more hours in the business lounge doing it tough then we board our bird bound for Vienna.
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    Glenda Stuart

    I got vertigo just looking at the photos!

    9/22/18Reply
    Jane Cameron

    OMG!!!!

    9/24/18Reply
     
  • Day2

    A magic carpet ride

    September 22, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Let me get this out of the way early. China Airline's Business Class is exceptional. Delicious food, exemplary service from slim, attractive flight attendants, (take note Air NZ) and a lie flat bed that had enough controls to keep the geek in me gleefully happy. I even got some good sleep, which is highly unusual for me anywhere, especially on a plane. Some 'other' unnamed people on this flight had even more sleep than me. In fact at one point there was a symphony of snoring. Initially I thought two untuned tractors were having a race though the cabin, but it was two other passengers. One whom I know very well. We landed in Taipei just after 5am and it was already 27 degrees. This may be a toasty kind of day. Next stop central Taipei.Read more

    Antz Maloney

    What no Champagne?

    9/21/18Reply
     
  • Day7

    Late night snacks and lectures

    September 12, 2017 in Taiwan ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    If campus' canteen does not satisfy your munchies, the late night snack lane near the National Central University will fulfill your needs. Unsurprisingly, this is a student district. If you are looking for something extraordinary, Zhongli's night market might be your best bet.Read more

  • Day23

    Letzter Stopp in Taiwan

    January 17, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir noch ein wenig durch Taichung gelaufen und waren ein Eis essen. Allerdings ist die Stadt wirklich nicht so schön und daher haben wir uns auf dem Weg zu unserem letzten Stopp in Taiwan gemacht. Da jedoch das sogenannte Rainbow Village auf unserer Strecke dorthin lag, haben wir uns dies noch angeschaut. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Wohnsiedlung die von einem ehemaligen Soldaten, der mittlerweile über 90 Jahre alt ist, bunt verziert wurden. Aus der über 1.000 Häuser großen Siedlung sind noch 11 verblieben, der Rest wurde im Laufe der Jahre abgerissen. Diese Kunstwerke zeigen vor allem Menschen und Tiere und sind wirklich sehenswert.
    Unser letzter Stopp ist das Novotel am Flughafen Taoyuan. Hier konnte Tim unseren Mietwagen abgeben und ich war mit den Kindern im Spielzimmer. Nachdem die Kinder geschlafen haben, hieß es dann für uns Koffer packen, denn morgen früh geht es weiter nach Bangkok. 🇹🇭
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Taoyuan, 타오위안 현, 桃園縣