Archive for February, 2012
One minute video. Foods and winter fruits of Taipei 27 Feb 2012.
Taipei rice is always good too. This eatery was reviewed two years ago. Nothing much has changed.
If entertaining a friend an option might be to buy half a duck and have it served with the vegetables and rice ‘of the day’. Open for lunch and dinner.
NT$90 which is now less than $3 in USA/Australia currency.
One of these could come with every new camera and computer. The DANGER being that it is an adapter for CHARGERS ONLY. (Used with an appliance could be a disaster for the user). For this reason we probably won’t see them without going to some effort. Converts a 22oV plug to a 110V 2-pin.
On sale downstairs at NOVA in one of the shops – for NT$20 (About 65 cents US/AUS).
Called a VD-9 Made by shyaro.com.tw
Picture is a repeat from last year. Looks better with a grey frame. Russian-Taiwanese food. I’m returning to Taipei next week and will be visiting this friendly establishment – a part of the modern history of Taiwan.
Located opposite a colorful temple – which is unusual and there is a story about how and why this happened.
Better than a guide-book. I only found this Wiki site yesterday otherwise it would have been mentioned earlier. Search for any city or area of interest. Heaps of good information.
Having said that, in many respects Taiwan is a good place to do exploring WITHOUT a guide-book.
What is best – a surprise discovery OR locating something to see if it compares with what a guide-book says? A mix of both is probably the answer?
As mentioned elsewhere, there is a DNA-established link between east coast Taiwanese aborigines and Pacific Polynesians. Kavalan are the people of the east coast, as illustrated in this beautiful coin and medal set recently minted and published in Taiwan.
The fold-out publication of heavy board to last a long time. Interesting information about the Kavalan culture.
How banana-tree fibre or silk can be woven into cloth is very interesting and a good commercial idea today for those who seek organic clothing.
In ‘the west’ the environment has become a semi religion with some (or many) people. Unfortunately there is much poor information not helped by ‘astro turfing’ on social media sites.
In Australia the government has bought prawn trawler licenses from the fishermen to cut the damage being done.