The Orchid Island, also known as Lanyu, is the jewel of Taiwan. Unlike Green Island (another island in the Pacific and much closer to Taiwan) which is known for its hotels and well-furnished tourist attractions, Orchid Island is the place to go if you are a nature-lover and prefer things the “natural” way. Continue reading
This is the third time for me to visit the Photo Gear expo in Taipei. Similar to most expos in Taipei, the camera gear event has a lot more to do with selling stuff than introducing new gears. Continue reading
Imagine this: an 8 day pilgrimage that takes you over a distance of 300 kilometers across numerous municipalities and all you have to do on the way is walk – all food and drink are provided by devout followers along the way. Continue reading
To celebrate its 10th anniversary in Taiwan, the local Canon held the Canon Image Fest event for a 3-day period between April 8 and April 10 at the plaza between Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3 and Taipei 101.
While diehard Canon fans might know that the Japanese company has a factory in Taiwan, the marketing/camera division came much later (the factory has been up and running since the 70s, but “Canon Taiwan” is only celebrating its first decade on this island). Continue reading
It is quite hard to imagine that the sun could be so daunting during spring season. Such was the case on the second day of the Tour de Taiwan 2011. Following the trial laps on Saturday, the tournament kicked off with the 60-km crit in Taipei.
Since the event happened on the same day and the same location as another cycling event (this one for entire families and average Joes), the route around city hall is crowded with spectators as well as participants of the other event. Continue reading