Thoughts of a Canadian Exchange Student

Yangmingshan (陽明山)

Posted in Culture, Exchange Students, Outdoors, Sightseeing, Taipei, Weather by J on March 15, 2008

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Photo taken by my friend while at Yangmingshan (sitting on my camera).

For my first time to Yangmingshan (陽明山), there couldn’t have been a better time to go. It was the first weekend that the flowers were all blooming, and the weather was great to boot!

Had some delicious sausages, purple yams and ice cream at Yangmingshan. It was fun just to wander about checking things out with friends.

I can definitely see why people like to go up to Yangmingshan to “escape” from Taipei. (It’s still in Taipei.) There’s lots of people in both places, but it’s totally different from the city below. It seems like a type of cultivated wilderness. All in all, just, nice.

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Pretty in pink.

Hong Kong & Macau (香港和澳門)

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The Hong Kong night skyline.

I went to Hong Kong and Macau:

The food… the FOOD! It was great. Just like at home.

Hong Kong:

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The Kowloon Walled City Park.

I saw many beautiful things. The Hong Kong skyline is magnificent. The Kowloon Walled City Park is relaxing. (Who knew Hong Kong had so many parks!)

I saw A LOT of the Hong Kong MTR. I felt like a mole because I spent so much time riding the subway. Efficient, though.

I rode on a tram! I rode on the Mid-Levels Escalators! I rode on an elephant! (Ok, just kidding about the last one.)

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The junk.

I got to see a junk! Too bad it was on a motor engine instead of wind power. (Its tourism business’d sure go down if it ran on the wind.)

Macau:

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Largo de Senado Square (Macau Main Plaza).

Eating my Po-tart. (Portugese egg tart.) Mmmmmm… delicious.

Seeing Largo de Senado in real life.

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At the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (尖沙嘴). The display for the Beijing 2008 Olympic games.

Guess what I didn’t mention? You get a cookie if you’re correct.