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The Oriental Caravan's 

Postcard from


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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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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