I was born in Taiwan. I was raised in Taiwan. Now I live in the US, but I still love and miss the place where I grew up. Every summer I take the family back and now hopefully my kids will love it too. I heard a travel show once describe Taiwan as a glimpse into what Mainland China might have been like if communism hadn’t swept through. It’s a lovely place if you love the city and a lovely place if you love the country. We stay in the capital city – all crowds and business, but just an hour away and we are out in the fresh cool air of the mountains. So that’s my plug for the beautiful island. And here are some of my favorite shots from our trip.
My favoritest shot – some water buffalo grazing on a mountain top.
And where there are water buffalo, there is…
These water buffalo followed us up the mountain trail, blocking the only path down. It was a tight (and scary!) squeeze, but we made it down. Whew!
Boats docked on the Danshui river.
Cat wants into my favorite clothing shop. The shop cat was relegated to the front porch because a customer with dogs was in the store.
The food. Ahhh the food. It was delicious.
Spring onion pancakes.
Custard cream puffs.
Fortunately without a car we took public transportation and did a lot of walking to work off the yummy food.
The lightbulbs on this fishing boat were so unique. I want some in my house!
Grass sandals drying out.
Old military fort.
Old mansion from the 1840s.
Love this door!
Traditional Chinese dining room.
Traditional Chinese kitchen.
Vacation is good. Vacation in a place you love is even better! Thanks for making it through my little travel post!