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2013 - OCEANIA - TAIWAN

Two days in Taiwan, formerly Formosa.

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To the people of Taiwan it is a country. To China it is still a part of China. Confusing for everyone. The tour guides tried to explain but i never got it.

Anyway - Day one.

Being entertained as we leave the port of Keelung

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We stop for a very early meal.

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& into the countryside where we stop at the top of a hill & are told we will walk down the hill, just a few steps & be met by a shuttle bus that will bring us back to the bus at the top.

We start walking down a slope, nice plants on either side, then steps, then steeper steps.

We are a long way down , pass people selling snacks

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& I see a sign saying 'Floral Clock' 1 1/2 KM.

The clock is where we are heading but first this silly little dog wearing boots & sunglasses.

Jenny in white sneaking round to get a better shot....

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Eventually we make it to the clock..

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Bernard occupies his time taking photos of the tourists..

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Quite a bit of colour.. & lots of people...

Jenny's husband, Don, who is going to Everest on the way home, gets a back ache from walking down the irregular steps.

Good job the shuttle was there to get us back up or we would still be looking at the clock.

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Then it's off to the mountains to see thermal activity. Sulphur & such...

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there is a little video show where I take a photo of the butterfly they are showing & head outside to see what is going on

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This lady is simulating falling down the hillside. She had climbed over the barricade to do it....

Not exactly Hawaii or Yellowstone.

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& this couple getting ready for their wedding photos... Very pretty dress...

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Iceland has a lot of thermal stuff - I may call in there one day on my way to Europe.

In fact I will be there in May 2014

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& we head for a spa for the dip in the hot springs...Jenny again...

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& this super looking dog.

And some good looking art pieces..

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Back to Keelung & a quick walk round the night market.

Lots of stalls on the way selling clothes & then the night market itself, Just about all food....

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& some great entertainment...

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Lots of food on offer & I tried some but I forget what it was..

& time to get ready for tomorrows offering.

Posted by hasbeen 18:19 Archived in Taiwan

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