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The Oriental Caravan's 

Postcard from

Taiwan

June 2008

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Girl from the Atayal tribe
 (Truku sub-group), Taroko Gorge

   

Kenting flora

Kenting lizard

   
  For details of... 'Taiwan: a Caravan to the Beautiful Isle' - please click here
     

 

Resting place for statues of Chiang Kai Shek, removed as part of the DPP's
de-Chiangification campaign

 

Afternoon worship
at Longshan Temple, Taipei

     







Girl from Hualien Guan Yu, God of War,
Official God of War temple, Tainan
  Exposed marble at Taroko Gorge  
     




'Water Curtain' cave,
 Taroko Gorge
Female porter, Taipei   Taiwan's richly
forested interior
     
CC gets to grips with a 2000 year old Cypress on Alishan More flora, Kenting Morning rush hour, Taipei
     








Eternal Springs Shrine,
Taroko Gorge
Grand Hotel, Taipei
  Atayal girl,
Taroko Gorge
 
     


Buttressed tree, Kenting
Snake Alley by night, Taipei   Limestone caves, Kenting
     



Pacific coast, Taidong
An intertwining, Eluanbi   Girl with big marrows
     
 
Scenery in Taroko Gorge   Early evening view from Taipei 101, the world's tallest inhabited building
     


 



 

Marmot taking part in beer advert, Taipei Breadfruit on sale, Snake Alley, Taipei
  Foot masseurs,
Snake Alley, Taipei
 
     








Sign with acupuncture points, Taipei South Taiwan landscape
  Sun setting near Alishan  
     
That's all for now, folks!

With best  wishes for a dry and happy summer,

 from Phil and all aboard The Oriental Caravan

 
Chief Caravaneer Phil Colley steals a kiss from a giant Wasabi root, source of Japanese 'horse radish'    
     
For details of... 'Taiwan: a Caravan to the Beautiful Isle' - please click here
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Trips for 2009...

Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan - the Narrow Road to the Deep North


Japan - in the Footsteps of Pilgrims

Taiwan - a Caravan to the Beautiful Isle


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