I had the whole of the following day free, and the weather looked promising; I packed water and some snacks, and set my alarm for 5:30 a.m.
I thought Taipei was a furnace in summer until I journeyed to the southern counties of Kaohsiung (高雄) and Pindong (屏東) last summer to spend the weekend with a local friend, Sam. As soon as I was off the train at Pingdong Station the heat (and the humidity) hit me.
On one lazy Saturday afternoon in May, my husband and I set off by car to the southernmost tip of Taiwan - Kenting. Kenting (墾丁) is a small beach town that is located in the Pingtung County which is the southern most county in Taiwan.
In Western countries, famous graveyards often become tourist attractions in their own right. The Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise -- where Doors' singer Jim Morrison and authors Marcel Proust and Oscar Wilde are among those buried -- is one of Paris' five most-visited spots. London's Highgate Cemetery (interments include Karl Marx) is also a popular destination.
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