Events in taipei

I bought a monthy commuter card recbtly, the clerk had the strangest logic ever...and forced me to pay extra...its common in some cultures...maybe i will buy it at a train station next time, than an mrt station...same card...
Apparently it can not have negative saldo when u buy the card, but 1 second after the purchase u can have negative amount... :S
I also tried filippino food...it taste almost like home...
Some time later I went to a steak house in taipei
The meat was soso but the mashed potato was epic...

a night at ximen and a trip tamsui

I went to tamsui recently...but before that I went to ak12...
I tried a burger at ak12 some time before the takeoff...
I also had free mocktail...
It was ok...a riend was at a hookah bar...while smoking at the bar, me and some other cool guys tried the free drinks...
I also saw an american there....
Later I also passeb by ikea and had some swedish beer...
the day after I was heading to tamsui...and had an indian wrap at yuanshan first...
Many people in tamsui...as usual...
I also passed by a kebab place there...thats almost tradition right now...
We dran le ble dor beer and ate pakistan kebab in the sun...(i was in the shade ofcourse)...
Later we headed clsoer to the ocean...it reminded me of home...
Looks a littlbebit like gothenbug in the horizon...
I also went to a local beer bar...
Omg, i also found a local bank...tamsui bank..thats very local...
Later we headed into taipei city...and I found this easter island statue near zhongxiao xinsheng...cute...
...with some easter island info...my dream deistnation as for now (and has been since long time ago)...

Aboriginal theme at le ble dor

I recently found out that they have an aboriginal theme at le ble dor beer bars in taipei...based on Paiwan culture...
"masalut"...is on ther menu...
The staff is wearing aborignal painted clothes...but we couldnt buy it...they said they had to return them to some place when they were done with the theme...
I tried some local food while chillin with a friend who is leaving taiwan...for some MBA studies iin Holland...

Taipei chill and Apnea course

Since i was young I wantd to take a course in Apnea...
After observing a starwars place in ximen...
I went to the east coast for some free diving theory...we also went to a swimming pool, learn how to hold our breath for more than 2 mintues...i made 2.5 minutes..just for fun...
It was ghost festival at this time..so alot of fired and food donation and burning money to ghosts...
And 
Day 2 we went to the ocean...and had this equipment...
and fens...we had to be able to swim 40-50m under water with fens...
acctually there was alot f equipment needed in this course...reminded me alittle bit of when i too my open wter ertificate some years ago in gothenburg...
This is the diving store I studied at...
I also parked my scooter at ruidang...it made it easier to come here...
Later I went to ximen...after the course was done for some food n drink...
I also had some afternoon beer with Mr serna campuzano...

A bike trip along the river

I joined some initerns recently on a bike trip along the river in taipei
Staring of in gongguan with some IPA..
And tried some grape juice in a peruvian restaurant...i ahve been here many times before...
I asked for extra sauce...its onc of my favorites...
Later we made a pause at the river side...
It was some event nearby...so all ubike stands were closed...and stupidly enough people could enter but not bring bikes to the bike area...or atleast foreingers...i saw some tai ppl enter with bikes...no why... :)
later we went closer to the ocean...then we eventually fnd a plalce to beek cycling towards tamsui where the ocean is.....
We also found a geocache...and finished another course at a university...I have so far been taking university credits every year since 2001...

Bai dinner for Jeremy and Carl

 
I attenede some dinner recently...for some intern friends...
We went to a BBQ place in ximen with free refil of beer...
I also had alot of icecream...
Some people who was mingeling...one of them seems not to be a too big fan of all u can eat...
we later went to red building...
We had negroni...
milo showed up...while Jeremy took of very fast...i think he was afraid that we would ask him to stay agains his will...i think thats a latino or asian culture thing...

Dead fish in taipei river

Recently alot of dead fish was found in taipei river...
All aournd yonghe, zhonghe to wugu...
Maybe lack of oxygen in the water...or some toxic compound that we put in the water...

All u can eat hotpot and baibai yinqian

I had a hotpot some time ago in taipei
I started with icecream as usual...
and shrips...
and fish with garlic...
Later i said bai to yinqian
SFE

Preparing photos for ARC and meeting Oliver in Taipei

I need to update my ARC recently...
seems like there are many places in taipei where u can take passport photoes...
After some photo session I went to so some stuff, and later I met up with Oliver and Alisa
At this resturant and bar near songshan...Olier treated me a dinner...sweet...
Oliver still goes to taoyuan once in a while...

A trip to waiao with bryce n friends

I got some xiaomijiu recently (millet wine)..very sweet...
Something to share...
heading to the east, snapping turtle island..as usual...
while in waoai i met up with some interns...
Bryce and bojun...
xiaomijiu iwht jeremy in the background..he is a funny guy...
I found some intereting text...is it aboriginal language?
Later we headed to jiaoxi..."when the imnd is a peace, the world is at peace"...ok interesting...
classic stop at yilan beer bar...
we bought alot of local food...and shared...
and went for some free hotspring foot bath...
And manage to get the last MRT back home...after taking bus...

An august fest at elephant mountain

There are some funny ideas going on with educationa circles where i usually hang out on working days...
I created an event for software and hardware people, and brought my stolen oktober fest glass to the meeting point at elephant mountain...willing it up with yilan beer, leble dor and other "no 1 class" beer brands...
I also got some sausage...
some friends joined up...
it was raining some time ago..so the sky was pretty clear...
Taipei 101 is still highest...
A bur pic of some friends...
and a pic ot Mr serna campuzano
we stayed and listened to music for some time...until we elft for iquid bread bar and later on to a steak house...
where i had a burger...
its nice...with free refil lof peanuts and bread with butter (sweet n cinnamon flavoured by some reason)...
We later headed to Zhang men beer bar, and a whiskey bar in neo 19 building...2018 continues...

A late night in ximen

My friends work in the hotel industry...so they are often busy on weekends...
Meaning on weekdays they ten to go out by night...most often to Karaoke..since its popular at this part of the world...
They drink beer and sing along...mostly an activity for people who can read chinese...or heard the songs before...but im use to this...its often what we do in the south of taiwan...
atleast sip the beer...with ice...
Yibang was there...some aboriginal friend I knows from danlin...in the south...

A rrevisit t a Sheep farm

I visited a Sheep farm in the middle of taiwan recently
It was sunny weather
Pretty nice here...reminds me of european mountains and hills...
Some New zeeland or australian guy (i think) was showing sheeps and entertaining the visitors...
They also invited the audience to attend...
Fields with mountains in the background...
I wonder why not more taiwanese created fields like this...on mountain flat land...
Maybe its an investment or knowledge issue...
They had plenty of entertainment here...
Some aboriginal songs...
...and dancing...
I have been outside this sheep farm manytimes before...this was first time I entered...seems like its devided into 2 parks and 1 sky walk...
...they also have alot of buildings here reminding of europe...
And alot of grass...
...and some other part of the part they had some sheep fields...i guess this was not for visitors...
Many locals playing with the sheeps..
The Australian?! dude...who worked there...
a recently cutted sheep...
Many people taking pics...i think this is a popular weekend destination...
Another paparazzi pic of the dude...his chinese was very good...
Omg...they also had a horse...and a caterpillar...
the fur of the day...
they also had many souvenir stores...very touristic...
And view spots for picture taking...
People were also rolling down the grass slopes...
and the sheeps were climbing the bushy areas...
I also had goat icecream...i think i tried it before here...
They also had a nearby market...for taiwanese food and local stuff...
"green green grassland"...i guess is the local naming of this area...
Another activity is the sky walk...a bridge that is recently built...connecting the nearby village to the sheep farm...(all near road 14...one of my favorite roads in taiwan)
...may people taing pics of the views...
not much shade...
I guess it was in similar area i ran my trail run some year ago...and it was nearby for sure I had the video session with Yogu Wallis tha aboriginal seediq girl...
some european looking house...
looks pretty nice...
more sky walk...
after some 15 mins the sky walk was over...it cost 50ntd to walk it...
Some touristic information sign...
I also passed by one of my favorite lakes or ponds in taiwan...it was not that much water at this time...
In nantou I spotted some religous monument aswell...
omg they spell the word for middle (zhong in pinyin), "jhong" here...
I later visited a painted area of taizhong...its the second time im here...I had an icecream of similar colour...
Maybe I will paint some similar thing in sweden some day...
 

A visit to YIlan beer bar in Yonghe

I visited yilan beer bar in yonghe some time ago...
Its my no 1 beer...especilly with cheese sticks...
I also found this map of taiannese offshore islands...but keelung island is not listed...strange..

Some random events in northern taiwan

I went to din tai feng some time ago...
And i tried a taiwanese beer...
I also passed by jiu fen...
And had a coffee...with some african liquer upon recommendation from this lady...
I also had a hamburger at AK12...
and ended with some drink at red house...
I also saw this pic...taken somewhere in taiwan..I wanna go there...maybe its near taipei...

An event near Yuanshan

I did some walking in Taipei recently
passed by the snakes in Longshan night market...
Inspected a crowd watching football...
Watched lego batman as wel...
Some dancing girls...with a peruvian DJ...its common with girls performing on the stage in taiwan...

Whats going on? SEK is pretty low...

The swedish currency is currently pretty low...
...crazy...
 

An afternoon visit to the Táoyuángǔ (桃源谷) Trail

I visited the Táoyuángǔ trail recently...its an extension of the caoling trail which i have done some times before...
I ususally end here but today si started here...
A temple near Dali train station...
The caoling trail...
"Taoyuan valley trail"...is where we are heading...
It was pretty warm down at the ocean level...
...north of yilan at the east coast of taiwan...
With 2 interns...
This is the peninsula with some hikes...
Fially at the trail enrance...
and they had plenty of porches...
Carl was so warm he went topless...
It was a mysterious path...
Carl brough his camera...to take pics...not much view...rather the myst path of eastern taiwan...
we also encountered some cows...
Pretty rare in taiwan...
Many kodak moments...
Carl didnt miss many chances to take a pic...
They even had characters to ask people to take it easy...
And most of the pics were made for sunny days...however it was nice with the cloud due to lack of shade on the path...
The peak was 616m over ocean level...
...and some other monument...
After some time we evaluated how far to walk...since the path was pretty slippery at the end...and most people told us not to walk to far....
we ended at this place...
2km left to the Taoyuangu site...
If we only knew what we missed....scenic sight wise...
It was pretty foggy...
After a while we made it to some peak...
It was a retty mysterious day and hike...
Carl was enjoying the wind...
Heading the last kilometer back to Dali train station
Its getting hotter the lower we get...and the wind is not that strong down the low altitudes either...
But Carl was happy
...he kept talking pics at the tran station...
We also tried to go to yilan but it was about an hour before next train went there...so we took the train north instead towards taipei...
...jeremy wanted to go for all you can eat pizza hut...
We also went to ximen later...
And to gongguan...

Some pizza event in Taoyuan

I went on a pizza event in taoyuan recently...
And also had my swedish beer with me..
Since I love cheese soo much, i bought some extra package...plus garlic...
This was the 3rd pizza I made...
I also added som curry on the pizza after a while...

A visit to Fulong sand sculpture festival

I paid a quick visit to Fulong recently...
II ofund a fast train from taipei
Some sculpture could be seen in the horizon...
Many people were here...
First sculture was some kind of locomotive...
Some other detailed stuff...I wonder what glue they are using...seems like pretty solid surface...
Some big sculpture...
And some wierd sculpture...
...one sculpture that broke...
And some easter island maoi head...
Later we had some sausage...
At a jamaica flag painted table....
 
I also passed by my favorite bakery in Jiaoxi...
...and went all in on cheese bread as usual...
Thigs are the same here...still refusing 200NTD notes...
Alot of traffic here...
2018 continues...

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