Had Dim Sum with Gwil and Fiona after a day exploring Window on China. A nice end to the day especially as Laurie wasn’t due back from work till late so wouldn’t be around to let us into his flat. Earlier that day we’d caught the bus from Zhongshan airport and an hour and 50 minutes later we were in Taoyuan county. A bright and … Continue reading 20th February 2014
Sunday. As the weather report suggested it was going to be a fine warm day Rich and I took the opportunity to head out of Taipei to the geo park on the Yehliu peninsula. Although we were supposed to meet up with Laurie at Taipei Main station he felt that he needed to do some study so he bailed first thing in the morning. Luckily … Continue reading Yehliu Bandao Geo Park.
Further to the blog posts I wrote last year here are just a couple more that I’ve just discovered in a diary I wrote at the time: Our first proper day and Fiona and Gwil had allowed us a nice lie in and brought us breakfast. We sat down to Dan Bing in the flat which we thoroughly enjoyed. It’s a thin pancake with a … Continue reading Day 2
Further to the blog posts I wrote last year here are just a couple more that I’ve just discovered in a diary I wrote at the time: Straight after dumping our bags and having a cup of English tea we headed out for supper. The rain continued but not so heavily to dispirit us on our new adventure. Gwil and Fiona hastened us through traffic … Continue reading Arrival Taipei.
Further to the blog posts I wrote last year here are just a couple more that I’ve just discovered in a diary I wrote at the time: Despite neither Rich nor I thinking that we would be able to sleep the night before we both had a worry free night and rested well. The bus from Bath to Heathrow was uncrowded, comfortable and made good … Continue reading Departure & Arrival
4 Ladies of Verona A half day excursion to Verona meant another early start but as the coach was picking us up from our hotel it was easy. Our tour guide, Caroline, is particularly annoying and without any interesting dialogue. She spent most of the journey to Verona talking about toilet stops. I do not have any time for her at all. Arriving in the … Continue reading Excerpts from the Italian Diaries. Part 2
Day 2. Trip to Malcesine After a too hot night of crazy dreams we were awoken by nan knocking on our door at 8.15am.Too early for us (having not really recovered from the extremely early start yesterday) but we got up and went down to a reviving buffet breakfast where there was something for every taste, plus a nice big mug of english breakfast tea. … Continue reading Excerpts from the Italian Diaries.
On such a day as this, when the Bath buildings, usually so golden, today appear slime green, what better time to revisit a Summer holiday to Toulouse? Here is a little round-up of what we got up to and what transport we took. It comes straight from my diary pages hence the tense. I always wrote it at the end of a long day so … Continue reading Toulouse!
So although I said I wasn’t going to give you a chronological account of my trip to Taiwan I think I’m going to have to. The little grey cells need that kind of regime. The Flight The flight was hard work! I was petrified that I’d get DVT but I couldn’t get up as often as I’d’ve liked ’cause the guy next to me was … Continue reading The Whole Shebang (Taiwan 4)
Just a quick post today and it’s not for the squeamish. It’s a gallery of photos taken at the markets in Songshan (somewhere around Longjian Road I think). It’s pretty densely built up in this area and although it works on a grid system, much like New York, I found it more confusing than if it had been all higgledy piggeldy. Don’t use a 7/11 … Continue reading This Little Piggy Went to Market (Taiwan 3)