A trip to Jiaoxi

I joined some friend to the east coast recently...
Visiting jiaoxi...and a local bakery...
...they put the old bread near the entrance...so most people take this bread...
I had it with some yiland beer....pretty nice...
Next stip was kavalan whusky distillery
Some touring...i was here some years ago...same exhibition...
I the Jim and dads city store was shut down...not sure why...
But the logo was still light...
We went back to the yilan beer place...they have "black fungus with hot pepper"...sounds intersting...
More beer and cheese bread...
The place was a littlbit wierd...they suspected all money (cash) they got to be fake....and asked us ot to use some money... wierd...
I ended the trip by sipping some Kavalan ex bourbon Oak whisky...

A visit to veggie grill

II visited a vegetarian grill recently
It was very close to taipei main station
It was very weird parking rules outside
Some could park, but not others...
I think this parking area tried to earn more customers...
The burger they had was a replacement of the meat parry with 2 mushrooms...
They else had some other sandwiched on their menu
I later went by bike south...

A visit to Uncle Bens burger

I went to a burger bar recently in Yonghe
Near a place that is called merry christmas
The name was Uncle Ben
"american hamburg"
Some super hero dolls
And the burger, a match for Mr 220nt
After that a visit to this snow ice place was made
Omg, a wheel chair on taiwanese pavements, good luck!
The snow ice had peanut flavour

A visit to BSB burger

I paid a quick visist to BSB burger today...
Its in Neihu...
Omg...the number of the beast...
They had free wifi...
And 7 different burgers, but no one had more than 1 patty...and the lower ones were chicken burgers...
They also had some cider...
Somersby...
I also got some beef soup and salad...
And my pineapple burger...it seems like it was not a fresh pineapple like in 1885 burgers store...
They also had many desserts...I picked chocolate cake...
No free refil of drinks though...

Pond Burger Cafe and Rolling Burger Bar visit

Today I started off by visiting a burgerbar near taipei 101...
"Pond Burger Cafe"...
Chinese menu...
Its loke a noremal cafeteria...
They have Super bock beer...
Its a portugese beer...
They say the have wifi, but it was super slow...the browser didnt recognize any speed and said "no internetaccess":..
I had an appertizer...
And a burger...it had egg etc in it...felt a little wierd...
Omg...some sticker in the sallad saying "sweden"..interesting...maybe from their IKEA plate...
Next stop was in Ximen...
To and other burgerbar with a more "bar" like look...
Menu in english and chinese...
We ordered 1 coffee and 1 coke...which is which?
I also had a burger with a crab on it...it was pretty expensive...
a "soft shelled crab" or something...
Ikea glas saying "Made in bulgaria"...
On the second floor people were taking pics of their food...
the name 2as "Rolling cafe"...but no sign from the street...
Many people were out walking today...
Later we headed to honglou in ximen...
For a coconut milktea "yeguonaicha"...
Omg...nice pirate pants...
Another burger bar...looks interesting...might be the next one on my list..
It is nice to walk around in ximen...
Omg, a solarium store in taiwan...so rare, since people really dont like getting tanned...I guess mostly foreigners go here...
I also passed some italian guy selling tiramisu...maybe he made them at home...selling them for 50nt each..pretty cool...
And some street performance...
Later on we went back to honglou...
I had s chocolate smoothie...
And a kiwi smoothie...they are pretty good...especially the chocolate one...

A new/old burger bar visit and a night out with the boys

I visited a burger bar near taipei 101 some day ago...
They had many cans on ther desk...but it wasnt possible to order all these...
This was the name of the bar...
"Phat"...
And this was the burger...it was very good...
They also had free refill...
I later on went to ximen...
And to mega city in Banqiao...I saw lucy,,.
Some hours later...went to danshui with Joel and his friend...
 
I tried to go to an old beer place...but it seems to always be closed on normal weekdays...
I had this dark beer that they also sell on 7-11...
The ocean could be seen in the horizon...
It was a cosy place...
Tiny stairs...
Next stop was closer to the mrt...
Some girl was practicing her voice at the table nearby...
Omg...we ordered a 2.5 liter can...
IT was fun...
I seldom drink carlsberg here...
As most places they have an evaluation form...
Omg...after some minutes it was empty...
These guys drink alot...
Omg...they had lights in the trees...it reminded me of the "Lights in Alingsås" in western sweden
Many people come here to enjoy the sunset...
It was ok...reminded me of nanliao in hsinchu...
As always in taiwan the sun sets some 2 fingers over the horizon due to fog...or clouds...
Not sure why it does like this...
Many couches were empty here...taiwanese people generally dont enjoy sitting in the sun...
...if its not sunset...
Omg...some dirty beach...
And some turkish stans making icecream...
We later on went to this new zaland bar...
Watcihg boats on the river...
They are famous for their burgers...
I also got to play some car game...
The we took the 50 minute MRT back to city...
Henrik using the empty seat for disables people...
This was the next stop...a japanese nakiyiko place...
We even got the menu in english...
It was good...
Some marshmellows among the meat...
And nice icecream with chocolate sauce...
Omg...the people next to us left alos of food...
I helped them to BBQ it...
While enjoying free beer...
Next stop was ximen...
I met bryan there...
He did some magic...like swalloing a balloon...
People on this gay street was amazed with him swallos that hue balloon...

Tried a new burgerbar - Jimululu

Yesterday I tried a new burgerbar...
It was near DaAn in taipei...
It had some Hawaii theme...
Omg... "Organic" tea...
They only had 4 kinds of burgers...
2 people working in the bar...it seems like they put alot of efforts in the drinks...
The interior design was Hawaii...
And Surfing...
Omg...I had a sprite, but no refill...to bed most of it was ice...
I also ordered some appetizers...
The burger was ok...nice with grilled pineapples...
Later on I went to Imax in ximen, since some time its open 24h per day...
Many people wants to see this Lucy film...since its recorded in taipei...
...but since it was sold out...next stop was banqiao...and Le blé d´or...
They had happy hour before 17...
And still same flavours...
Not that many people at this time of the day...it was about 23...
And this place also had some HAwaii theme...
I had a honey beer...I think Yilan beer taste better...its not that much flavour in this beer...
On the wall they showed how they make the beer...
This elevators are famous for beeing the slowest in taiwan...(but here i found some back door elevator, I was the only one taking it)...

A visit to a burgerbar and bar etc

It was a rather rainy saturday...
Omg...a blurry Heineken bike pic...
I passed by banqiao...
And enjoyed the heavy scooter traffic...that asia offers....
With some more rain...
And a teppanyaki visit...
I also passed by ximen for a short while...
Later on I went to this burgerbar near taipei 101...
Pretty nice...
My friend had a party here...
With a big TV screen on the wall showing music videos...
And we also had a quiz...
Kris and the manager of the place...
My burger was nice..and cheap...only 180nt...
I also tried the portugese beer "super bock":..
I realised that I east fast...my place was empty in 3 minutes..my friend took about 15 minutes to finish his...(however I ate with my hands...which increases the speed)...
We also sang some swedish songs...
And answered more quiz questions...(google was a nice friend at this quiz)...
More videos...
I also had a nice passionfruit/pinapple smoothie...
More singing...
And some birthday cakes...
"kodak moment"...or "iphone moment"...
It was fun to ahve a quiz during the dinner...
We also had to help out for finish the snaps...
They also ahd free wifi...
Omg...the winners of the quiz won a daim bag..nice...
I did some stupid magic tricks...it was appreciated...and I was asked to do some more...but since I did all my tricks I coudlnt come up with anything spectacular...but it was still appreciated...
I did some trick with the straw...
Next stop was this place..near SYS memorial hall...my friends like this place...
The party crew...
Mårten was also here...I met him 2008 when we both came to taiwan the first time...
I had a pinacolada...it was ok...
They also ahd some "Cinnamon Honey Cider"...I wonder what that is....
The staff was a little irritaded..nto sure why...
We ordered so many things...must have made their night...

A burgerbar visist and some Barefoot marathon preparations

I did some preparations for a marathon that I will participate in...in september...
I went to river side in Taipei...
Running in flip-flops...
Its complicated to take the bus in taipei...nothing is in english...and no map. so its hard to know where each bus goes..and not even the bus numbers are announced at the bus stop...
I later on took a bus to downtown...omg. no pick whistles for sexual harassment prevention...
This bus "307" goes everywhere...i think...i often see it...
There is a code in each bus...where people can follow by GPS where the bus position is...
The goal of the day was this burger bar...
It is famous for beeing expensive...
They had many burgers...
Some football screen...
...and an even bigger baseball screen...
And earphones hanging on the wall for some reason...
And posters on hamburgers...
600nt for this...strange...I compare each burger with cosbys hamburger..and everything seems expensive and tasteless :)
I later on passed by YMCA...so funny...
And Taipei 101...today with red lights...
Omg, so many chinese names of western celebs...so funny...
Who is who (in pinyin)?:
 
xíwéisī shǐtèlóng 
 
jiésēn shǐtǎsēn
 
lǐliánjié
 
méiěr jíbóxùn
 
hālǐsēn·fútè 
 
ānuò shǐwǎxīngé
 
wèisīlǐ shǐnàipǔ
 
dùfū lǎnggé
 
āndōngní'ào bāndélāsī
 
(hint: all faces on the pic are represented in the name list)

An Ericsson visit, Beerbar visit and BurgerBar visit

I went to Far eastern hospital station today...
I never been here before...
...I was meeting some Ericsson people...
We went to a vietnamese store...
Not sure about the difference between vietnamese and taiwanese food...when I was in veitnam i remember eating oysters with wasabi...
Ericsson is expanding alot nowadays...
Buidling these stations...
I later on went to Barhi in Beitou with the guys...they will only stay in Taiwan for a short while and wanted a full experience...
They have many brands here as usual...
My friends thought it was awesome...they recently went to Yilan, and the tai-people there gave them "taiwan beer", when they asked for Yilan beer...so imcompetent...
The wall with autographs were even more painted now than before...
They also had some food...
A new burgerbar is in town...
So I later on I went to taipei 101...for that burger bar...
They had bikes in the ceiling...
And a super big fan...
And Steves beer and kopparbergs...
My burger was ok...
But still expensive compare to Cosbys...
And it was "free refill" of soft drinks...but the staff never watched the tables...so I had to walkin the kitchen myself...which they didnt like...contradictional...
I ended the night in ximen...
With another smoothie...
I aso saw a guy with a propeller on his helmet...so cute...
 Omg...a fjällräven bag again...

A trip to Taidong

I did some interrailing this weekend...
Started by taking the MRT to Taipei city...and aw this disco-wheel chair...
Omg...the toilet flush sensors were sometimes put upside down in the toilet...welcome to a "never 100% country"...
Strange sign...looks like a face...
I spent the first part sitting on the floor...
Omg...in Hualian I found a Amei- store...
"Saopu Stonehenge"...I wanna go there...!
I paid a wuick visist to this place...it was close to the trainstation...
They had "deep water beer"...interesting...
And an aboriginal waitress...maybe AMai tribe...
The trip continued in early morning...
I could see the new rail way...
And the mountains never ending...
After some time I came to taidong...and observed many red flowers on the trees...
And uncle Pete s Pizzeria to be closed as usual....
I also passed by the book store...where people read books, instead of buying them...
And they recently opened a ned pizza hous called "Big Ö"...but minimum charege was 350nt per person...not usful when you just look for some snack...
Plan B was this burgerbar...last time I Was here it was closed...
It looked prettymuch like any other burgerbar in Taiwan...USA 1959-influenced...
Johnny also had a system camera...he was currently hosting his polish friend...
I wanted a beef burger...but accidentally marked chichen burger...
Noooo!, it was suppose to be a "huge burger", but the only thing that was big was the bread...then it was fille with smal pieves of meat...just as the burger store in Shilin I visited some years ago...
Well...since the peices fell out when trying to eat with my hands...the bottom bread layer was left when the burger was done...what a pity...(.it was a big bread with 4 peices of chicken separated to cover the bread)...
After this I passed by a sweet potato chips place...
And some hotel that closed...
It was said to affect the corals...
Over there...I should be able to see Green island...some 35km away...
But not its a ghost house...
I also met a super funny Amet guy...in this car...I sang some Amet music that I heard...he seemed to like it...
Next stop was some bridge in 8 parts...
Conecting Taiwan to a smaller island...
It was especially forbidden to defraud people here...su strange...(why just here)...
HEre is the brideg...
"Sansiantai island"...
And some cluffs reminding me of that its a vulcano island...
I like the east coast..and that they offer small sites for people to visit...and its pretty concentrated to Road 11 or road 9...
Many steps to walk...it was not until I reached the bridge that the wind came...it was a sweaty walk...
Hualian is there somewhere far away...
I saw that they had a light ouse here somewhere...
Omg...after beeign out in the sun, and missing a spot with sunblock or clothes...I needed to suffer with pain...
Burning myself on random places...
Reality chech, am i really at the east coast? -Yep...no helmet...
Yep!...
Nice sunset...
Next stop was Uncle Pete´s pizzeria...
I ordered some Mosambique pizza...it was as close to hawaii pizza that they had...
And i also got sauce...
Omg...there was a Motor bike festical here..so many motorbikes...(monkey bars equiped Harley davidson´s etc were here)...
Even the host "pete" was entertaining the guests with guitar playing...
I got best friend with this old lady...
I think its my 5th time to pass by, and now, after 3-4 years its was finally open when I came...
A big crew was baking...
They had some shelf for already made pizzas...
And surfing boards as decoration...
The locals wanted to go to a japanese resturant...so this was the next stop...
But they seemed to be out of many things...
By some strange reason, I got a huge glas of saké...the others got warm sake in small shot glasses...strange...
We alter on visited some Motorbike expo...
Many clubs from all around taiwan was represented....
Pretty cool...especally when they were cruising on road 11...along the coastline...
Omg...I also saw this transformer car...so cute...
And a vespa...original italian...might have been only for decoration..
And some tree house in the middle of nowhere...
I made sure to get som local frui before I took offf...
I was forced to take the slow train...so I spent some half day enjoying the view of eastern taiwan...
And observed that the warning signs for construction workers had some thai language on them...maybe thais come here to work...
I ended the trip by seeing an "H&M" bad in the MRT...omg has H&M finally opened in taiwan!?!?! congrats!

A visit to Oldies Burger Taipei

I paid a visit to oldies burger in taipei this night...
Ite near taipei main station...
Intersting quote...
And funny bin...
IT was hard to find in their menu...but in the end they had some burgers...but no "normal" burger...I had an elvis presley...
Intersting water...with strawberries inside...
They also had some decoration...
And pics...
Omg...wtf...320Nt...and just a burger...strange...so far the most expensive burger per "what I get for the price" place in taiwan...maybe garden hotel in ximen is similar...
Intersting art...
I also had a smoothe/juice...but it seemed like soda water with tosme fruit peices inside...
A white strawberry...intersting...

Jiayi marathon and some scenic sights in middle west taiwan

On a journey at the middle west of taiwan...
This place was told to be "Famous"...
Some guy dressed like a chinese doll...
And inthe building they had reconstructed some old street for 500 million taiwan dollar...
It was called "Taiwan Times Village"...
Omg, penghu cake...
People were taking pictures everywhere...
Old Budweiser...must have been before the alcohol monopoly...
And some performance...
Omg, so many people...
An old transtaion...
And super heroes...
And Märklin...thats cool...
Many old objects...
And medicine to get bigger boobs...
And how a hooker house use to look like...
Difference girls with ranking and outfits...
"Do It Youself" machine...
More stores...they better sell alot, to cover for the 500 million NTD...
An old wagon to collect shit...used in China and Taiwan...
And alot of aboriginal stuff...
And local coffee from Nantou...
An ATM machine...so that people can spend more...
And more aboriginal stuff...this one from Orchid Island...
And information about the tribes..
More photo shooting...
After this some geocache hunt started...
At some nice garden...
Next one...the position was not 100% correct...
But found it...
This street reminded me of when I lived in the USA...
Omg, interesting tree...
A bunker...
Where the next chache was found...
Next one was in a park...
Interesting things...but no travel bug...
But strange paintings...
The ride continues...this place had just like Keelung and Hollywood, some sign on the hill with the name of the town...
Wellcome to Taiwan...a nazi logo...with "superior" on it...the political symbol has no meaning...
And in Doului, somce store with gay flag...
Next stop...a local burger bar...
So many different kinds of burgers...
And nice interior design...
We got brownies...as snax while waiting for the burger...
I had their largest one...
They also had meatballs and mashed potatoe...
Next stop...some sugar plant...
Next cache...was magnetic...
It was small and cointained just a list...
After that, near Jiayi...andother cache...
It was hidden in a pipe...
The tour continued south...
To Tainan, and a local beer bar...
5-6 different kinds...
"fest beer" with extra alcohol...like in the october fest...
And Beer Parwn...
And that classic christmas decration...
It was made in Tainan...
I wonder if they had a german owner...
all the 5 kinds of beer...
Sweet and sour sauce...
And beer prawn...
Some malt...
"German Beer Brew inTaiwan"..."Des Beer Restaurant"...
Some cache hunting, bur found drugs...
And also a visit to the tropic of cancer...
 
The day after I started the day with a marathon in Jiayi...it was ok...we ran around a lake...2 laps...it was surprisingly easy, I havnt ran a marathon since 2012...but could still keep a good phase...maybe my recent mountain climbing events was a good preparation....
Then heading back to taipei...seeing many bikes on road 1...
Not sure why...maybe some group race...more than 500 people...or something...
On the way back, more caches were found...
At some temple...
Interesting gas station on road 3...
I ended the day as cosbys at ximen in Taipei...
And picked a last cache...

On a quick visit to Orchid Island...

Im on a quick visit to orchid island...it is interesting...many things reminds me of green island. But here they have neither hotspring nor 7-11/family mart. By some way, i feel like in sweden during summer...maybe due to the temperature and humidity, its around 20-25 degrees....  
But first...train was taken from taipei...
I love the east coast...
It taidong it was raining...
And an interesting taxi driver drove to one of the only burger bars in town...
I had not only the biggest burger but also peanut butter fries...
It was pretty big...I had it last time i was here also...
"an awesome flavor of taitung"...it has an american owner...
Next stop was the airport...many surfers were here...
But most fligths to orchid island were cancelled...actually all so far...
Here is check-in...
They also ahd a museum at the airport...
And some souvenir shop...
And even taidong was decorated witht he orchid island boats...
They didnt checl much at the airport...liquids etc were ok to bring...
I used my ARC...instead of apssport...
This plane is heading to taipei...
And this to orchid island...
19 people can go per plane...and 6 depatrures were plannes originally today...
Taidong form air...
And here it is...orchid island...
And this is small orchid island...
By some reason, no one goes there...
Here is a place for nukelar waste from taiwan...
...someone has to take the shit...
Most people here are aboriginals...
We got a map...and the chance to rent a scooter...
it was ok...the island only has 1 gas sation...and no 7-11...nor hotsprings...
But alot of pigs, goats and cats running around...
I wonder how it is in typhoon season here...
This boat was also common everywhere...
I was told that pictures cannot e takes eerywhere..but when i was here...not one rejected me...
One of all the goats...
And also no helmets...
after a while, neither i was wearing helmet...
This pattern is common everywhere...
even on the gas staion...
also the stores has alot of jars without expire date...
Omg...Yushan vodka...thtats cool...
Some shop owner is buying beer...
Its also famous for the flying fish...but in the northern part of the island the seasons hasnt started yet...its 35km around the island...
They had a few specialities...
Seaweed etc...
And peanuts...
not sure...since it wasnt tourist seasons not that many places were open...
This BarBQ was open...but were selling sausage and chicken skin...not my favorite...
Many houses were only for "resting"...thus not that wind protecting...
They also ahd some churches..since many aboriginals are christian...
At the village where I stayed many houses looked likethis...pretty modern...

A visit to "the chips"...

I paid a visit to a new resturant called "the Chips" in central taipei...
Wearing my superman and batmen shirts...
And superman and batman shoes...
I entered the chips...
Alot of the menyu was only in chinese...
They had some spicy sauce from Belize...thats cool...
Many kinds of burgers...
Wjhat did Johan eat today...a salad...
Bread and soup...
And some texmex burger...
And dessert...some brownie...
They had service charge...so amateur...a big minus....

An attempt to visit Keelung island

There are 2 island in the north of taiwan thats on my bucket list...
A sunnt day (finally), heading to those islands...
Keelung harbor...
Many traffic lights...
I love the windmill/solar panel things they have here...
All info to find the islands were not in english...but some where...so once ina while its easy to get lost...
Omg...
Once again...omg...
This is some mark from a giant rock that fell down last summer, after that I went on the caoling trail...
Look at this video:
Some trace from where the stone slided down can also be seen...
Shit, the ferry to Keelung island doesnt go today :(
Many boats are out...but they seemto be fishing or diving boats...
This is as close I get to see the island...
I saw some other people glancing at the board...maybe more people wanted to go there...to bad...
They also had a fish market nearby...
I thoguht about having deep fried fish with mayonaisse...but they didnt have it...
Omg, a boat with the name "lanyu", it means orchid island in chinese...
More trip boats...
It looks a little bit like turutle island from here...
Heading back to the Heping island...
Many people park where there is a red line...I think its forbidden...
But who cares...
Omg, so much trash...thats what the ocean have to offer...it reminded me of indonesia...where the ocean was a place to dump trash...
Heping island was connected to land...
It was a park with some regulations...
And some smaller islands nearby...
It seemed to be like a big tourist attraction...
They heven had some duck- traces...
And some cool path, but due to some stones falling down, they blocked that road for visitors...
The cliffs here were pretty cool...
Omg, people seeing to warning signs and road blocking as a recommendation...that seems to be common here...
More cool cliffs...
ANd some military houses...
This cave was build by dutch people some hundred years ago...they still have some dutch paintings and text in the cave...
It was made as a cover when trying to conquerer the island...
More cool rocks...
And Keelung island....
It feels like a failure eeytime I see the island...I have to come back!
Other people so saw "recomendations" or "decoriations" when seeingthe signs...
Wow, they have a big spa here too...
...with showers...
400 years ago...this is what the spanish, portugese and dutch people saw in the horizon...I guess...
Omg, bepemefe (taiwanese pinyin) in the toilets)...
With some beach...
And more energy stations...I like...
Omg, Keelung signs as in Hollywood...
I remember when I cycled around taiwan, it was hard to find road 2 in keelung...it was all a mess...
Can you find the sign dor "road 2"?
Omg, family mart have strawbery flavoured ice cream now, everyone wants to try...
"its famous"...but limited...
This machines was working hard...
And many people waiting...
It was ok...
The trip continues...and I can still see keelung island...
Except the pier...im still thinking about how taiwan looked 300-400 years ago...
And keelung island :(
This is a new house near the northest point of taiwan...
Many people are enjoying the warm weather...forst day without rain...
Next stop was a harbour...where boats had lamps...
I think its to attract squids or something by night...
I can recall that I saw them when I cycled taiwan as well...
"Tsunami evacuation route"...I feel safe...
Twin Candlesticks...next stop...
like Swedish Raukar...
There are alot of hotsprings here...not tat far from Yangming shan in taipei...
Some happy buddha was also resting here...
"This volcanic group contains the est preserved traces of volcanic activity remaining in Taiwan..." better than turle island (thats classified as an active volcano I was told)...? strange...
The Rauk in a circle...
Interesting...
Omg "JS", my initials...
Many people were also taking pics on the island and ocean...
And some monument of the Rauks...
Passing by the mountian, on the way to Taipei (8km from there)...
Next stop was at JB´s Diner, a recently opened place...in Tianmu...
"Satisfying your burger"...what do they mean?
The prices were ok...
6 people were working in the kitchen...
I had a bacon burger...
They also had some lantern festival event near the old flora expo...
NExt stop...some japanese restaurant at Q-square...
Japanese salad...
...soup...
And sushi...
Next stop was Ireland´s Potato...
They didnt have mashed potatoes, witch cheese...not sure why...
But I ate them while watching the Lego movie...

A visit to Fika Fika Cafe...and a random burgerbar...

Fika fika...(http://www.fikafikacafe.com), a cafe in taipei city has a taiwanese owner...
Who is said to be impressed by scandinavian design...
They had some cinnamon buns and other things common at home...
It was pretty full, but after some time they had a seat...
"Beware of frozen finger"....hmm...ok?
The toilet was small, capacity for like 50 guests...maybe they should have had 2 toilets...
Omg, an english school or something...The flag to the up left looks interesting...some new design of the australian one?
Later a visit to Gary Bee´69 was paid...
It was a burgerbar...with american theme..
Interesting layout of their menu...
But the burger was wierd...I had the biggest one...
Te bread/meat ration was atleast 2...thats fake...like the burgerbar in Yilan i visited some month ago...hmm...

Mudrun

I went to a mud run yesterday...and some beer bars...
The race was in the middle of taiwan...so we took the bus from taipei main station...
Many people were there...
We got some free things...like a scarf...it reminded me of the scarf I got from ABB when I did a company visit there some years ago...not sure about this one..the difference between "scarf" and "scarf" and how the first "scarf" was designed...
My friend recommended Catch 22, its s good reflection about some cultures, like the taiwanese one, once in a while...
Many people were sleeping on the bus...but we had a nice chat...
Well at the race area we had to walk to some hill...
Some international company "merrell" were you hosting...
We had some tattoos that we needed to paste...i had some problems with mine...
Oskar was prepared for the mudrun...
I made some "ones" by myself...
It was interesting, they had some numbers "0-800" "800-1200" etc, but only for decoration...people were sorted by distance in the race...
Oskar had a lunch voucher, i did not get one...but they said I could take the food anyway...
Nice view of the city...
And many freebees...
No trash cans...
People were getting new tattoos...as well...
It was a big city...
And some common warm up...
Just like Goteborgsvarvet in Gothenburg...
And many hills around the city...
Now the race was starting...
After some hour it was over...covered in mud...
More freebees...
It was hard to get clean...but we felt clean enought to pay a visit to the city...
Just had to finish the lunch box, consisting of some interesting bread...
Oskar was streching...
Here in the mud, people were suppose to clean themselves up after the race...
We asked some random people for a burgerbar...
And headed downtown...oskar fell asleep...
Or almost...
Omg, a flajjraven bag...mopre and more people are using these nowadays...
In this city in the middle of taiwan, one can use the bus card from any other city in taiwan, thats pretty conveinient...
We were recommended this burger bar..
Atleast it was central...
And famous...Oskar was not impressed...
The menu was all in chinese...
I met a friend who was christian, so interesting...
I ordered the biggest burger they had...
It 4 meat patties...
Oskar had some pineapple burger...
But the meat patties were kind of crappy, we both agreed upon...
Next stop a beer bar...
Omg, a hocker house...
This was the beer bar of the day..."Deluxe brewhouse"...
It looked the same sine I was here last time...
They "amerian eagle" logo...
I started with a weissbeer...
They charged us 250nt, ans claimed it was "salsa night"...so we had to pay extra...so useless, the onkly difference from other nights was that they had salsa music in the background...
And that some local people were dresseup up...
Some guy looked like Ironman...
And some people were dancing...
I had some barley beer later on...
 And got some chichen nuggets...
 Oskar was headingfor a girl looking lake laura croft...
 Hmm...slowly approaching...
 And makeing contact...
They seemed nice...
 Even the guy at the cachier was ok, but he told us different things than the waitress about the price...travelling in asia for some years u know all their tricks...
Anyway, I refused to accept anything else than the offer they first told me...
 I also passed by Mcdonalds for a Mcflurry...after the beer bar...
Taixhong train station...
Late night in Taizhong...heading back to taipei...

Hash run in Fulong

I went to fulong today...
I took the train...passed by a 7-11 where i met a local who dont know what lining up means...she just sneaked ahead so interesting...
THe ticket machines at the trainstation only took coins...
"extra cool tshirts"...maybe I need those...
Oskar was prepared, for the "freedom hash run", since it was USA´s national day some days ago..this hash run was a Freedom run", oskar was thus wearing swedish cloloures shirt and brittish sox, to show the americans that history comes from europe...
He also studies chinese...
And played some saxophone...
Finally at fulong...
Sunny day...
Many people met up at the meeting point...
It was a temple near the beach...
Signing up...it cost 200nt...
Many foreigners....
Oskar was preparing the run...
Many old men were also there...
This is Anders from Sweden...he use to come here once in a while...
The beer truck arrived...
And the people creating the track left...
And then we took of...some girls started earlier as well...
Oskar told me to run slow in the beginning, and faser in the end...
We went in the forest...on pathes many times ppl were lost trying to find the right path...
On mudd etc..
And some creek...
And a river....
And on a wall...
Finally after some hour, I saw this sign, i was told that this was the end...think it was about 10km...
Then it was beer time...
Many people discussing the day...
And they played some american songs...
I had some snacks,,, they were good...
Some dogs were also playing in the area...
More drinking and mingeling...
And more snacks...
And then people were heading to the beach...
Oskar thought the americans were interesting...with their mindset...
Clouds in the horizon...
Some were talking about a ceremony...
But most ppl were heading to the water...
Firsti didnt want to swim...
But everyone else went there...
Even oskar...so i joined to...
The rain never reached us...
It was a nice evening...
They had somestage on th other side of the beach, for next weeks beach party here...
More music...
And beer...
And american flag...
They were interesting...
And some ceremony...
With firecrackers...
For freedom...they said...
Omg, someone hadaFjällrävenbag...
Oskar was mingeling...
A guy Chris joined us back to taipei, he has only beenintaiwan for 4 month, and works as an english teacher in Miaoli...
We later on headed to 1885 burger...oskars favorite place...
Nicewith koppargerbs cider...
Oskar showed me his favorite...
It was nice...
But the frenchfrieswere fake...
Not totallyfulll...thats a minus...
Tomorrow is monday...hao3

quarter ironman

I did an quarter ironman yesterday...it was ok, i burned my skin...on my right hand, i missed a spot when putting sunblock all over my body, several layers...
I took it rather easy...might have been the last one up from my starting group after the swimming part...
We swam in a river...
Slow Johan, enjoying the stream...
but I catched up on bike and by foot...as usual...
No running in the transit area...
It was warm..and sunny, I drank 2 liters of beer the night before...so i had plenty of carbs in my body...
After some 3 hours...I finished...
I also passed by a steak house/burger bar...it was ok, they said they had a "big burger"
however, the big part with it was the bread..the meat was like a BK whopper size. (Cowboy station)

I also lost my camera...somewhere...hmm...
But managed to take this pic, I was treated some snails ata local resturant in taipei...

I ended the day with some beers, with my friend Joel...he just fixed so that Pripps Blå, a famous swedish beer will be sold in 7-11 this summer...what a man...here he got 1000nt from me...
 
Last years swedish beer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=romxzHyGufQ

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