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The Mangrove Forest of Hongmaogang
The little Hsinchu (新竹) County settlement of Hongmaogang (紅毛港) consists of little more than a police station, a couple of houses and (on weekends) a line of snack stalls facing the Taiwan Strait.
2009/1/8
 - Taoyuan
Of all the 117 elements listed in the periodic table, gold is perhaps the most elusive and alluring compound of all, dazzling men and women alike throughout the ages.
2008/12/25
 - Taipei
Striking gold in Jin Gua Shi
The lost gold mines of Yangmingshan
In a remote spot deep in the northern slopes of Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園), bored into the steep, forest-covered slopes, is a black hole, half covered in a thick layer of ferns which thrive in this cool, often foggy environment.
2008/12/18
 - Taipei
Hot springs and other diversions at Bei Tou
The transition from summer to cooler seasons like autumn and winter has always been something that I look forward to, particularly in Taiwan.
2008/12/11
 - Taipei
Li Teng-fang House -- One of the finest surviving examples of a Hakka residence in Taiwan
Driving along the narrow, dead straight lane that leads through the fields from the town of Dasi  (大溪) to Lee Teng-fang House, the town's greatest historic relic, the countryside is strikingly quiet and soporific.
2008/12/11
 - Taoyuan
Motoring our way up the mountain roads of Taoyuan (桃園) County, I noted with sadness that most of the mountainsides have been stripped of their original forest cover.
2008/11/20
 - Taoyuan
The Camphor Forests of Dongyanshan and a pit-stop in Fusing
Cycling to Caoling Tunnel
Fulong (福隆) has been well established as a weekend destination for both locals and expats for years, if not decades.
2008/11/20
 - Taipei
Hiking to Yangmingshan National Park to see Silvergrass in full bloom
When the first northeast seasonal wind blows to the northern part of the island, it tells us of the coming of autumn. Autumn usually arrives in northern Taiwan in late September or early October.
2008/11/13
 - Taipei
Hiking up to Plum Blossom Hill
When most people mention Yangmingshan, Taipei City's magnificent natural playground, it seems they're usually talking about the area around the main bus terminal on the mountain, or maybe Seven Star Mountain, the grasslands of Buffalo Meadow (擎天岡), or perhaps even the calla lily fields and rustic eateries of Zhuzihhu (竹子湖).
2008/11/13
 - Taipei
Baishawan and Linshanbi Cape: An easy daytrip to the seaside
Following instructions from a website about beaches near Taipei, I traveled to Baishawan (白沙灣White Sands Beach), which was supposedly one of the best and closest beaches to Taipei.
2008/11/6
 - Taipei
  
  
  
  
  
  
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