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Sitou restores its dynamic attractions
Sitou is a forest recreation area, with ancient trees reaching for the sky, a good climate, and a number of other attractions including Shenmu (giant trees), dense forests, University Pond, gingko groves, and stands of bamboo.
2009/4/16
 > Nantou
Siangyang National Forest Recreation Area
Siangyang National Forest Recreation Area (SNFRA向陽國家森林遊樂區) is a mountain-style recreation area developed by the Taiwan Forest Bureau (林務局).
2009/4/9
 > Taitung
The 'Lazy Dog' Trail: An enchanting slice of Yangmingshan
Zhulin ('bamboo forest') Trail (竹林步道), Jingxue Brook Path (青礐溪步道), and Gouyingchin Old Trail (狗殷勤古道). These three names all refer to a favorite short walk of mine in the southern foothills of Yangmingshan, connecting the valley of the Waishuangsi (外雙溪) and the farming community of Pingdeng Li (平等里) high above.
2009/4/9
 > Taipei
Seeing the face of Matsu in Kaohsiung County
In 1994, a lady in Florida made herself a grilled cheese sandwich. She took a few bites, but before finishing it she noticed what appeared to be the face of the Virgin Mary imbedded in the toast.
2009/4/2
It's been over six hours of rough walking since we left the trailhead, and we finally meet the first road since the start of the hike.
2009/4/2
 > Taipei
Walking the ridge: The Mount Bijia Trail
Yuan Tung Temple: An oasis in a big city
It's hard at first glance to see anything remotely outstanding about the Taipei suburb of Zhonghe (中和), across the Xindian River to the southwest of Taipei city center.
2009/3/26
 > Taipei
Hiking the Jhongjhihguan Historic Trail
Jhongjhihguan Historic Trail (中之關步道) is a must-see trail for visitors to the South Cross Island Highway. It is only three and half kilometers long and is a small part of the Guanshan Historic Trail (關山越嶺道).
2009/3/26
Lazy days on Penghu Island
A short trip to Penghu (澎湖) last year was somewhat dampened by the remnants of a typhoon that drenched us with rain throughout the stay.
2009/3/19
 > Penghu
The breathtaking beauty of Jiaming Lake
On a visit to Sun Moon Lake last year, I got my first look (from the outside) at the fabled Lalu Hotel, considered one of the best in Taiwan.
2009/3/19
 > Taitung
Hiking Yushan once more
I don't remember being this cold for years as I stand outside the little 'A' frame mountain hut, trying to find the most sheltered spot out of the worst of the biting, sub-zero blast of wind that buffets us.
2009/3/12
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