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即使只是去了四草綠色隧道、大眾廟及林百貨,都還是很開心可以有機會認識來自世界各地的客人

每次帶團都還是有收穫,不管是知識、技巧還是人脈,把每一次都做好。

一個住了兩千三百萬人的島嶼
除了偏僻的山林
很難再有什麼秘境
但有個地方對我來說卻是那麼的獨一無二
那就是舊稱三鯤鯓的漁光島...
過去曾與安平相接,但因安平港計畫
而開通成一個獨立島嶼
也造就漁光島特殊的自然人文景觀

過去,曾因為秋茂園而紅極一時
後因疏於管理,沈寂了很長一陣子
這種沒落對我產生了獨特的吸引力
沒有過多人潮的海灘、壯闊的木麻黃森林
鮮少的人潮保留了一個小漁村該有的地景風貌

靠安平港的一隅
養蚵人家辛勤地工作
這種真實的景象更讓人珍惜這裡的一切
另一頭
藝術節帶來了人潮、垃圾、交通
觀光與在地的兩難即將上演
只期望這裡不會因為現代商業行為的入侵
造成當地文化的消失

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Qing Shan Fish Market | Tainan

Southwest coast of Taiwan is a hidden gem, and Qing Shan Fish Market is one of the highlight which boasts of the only place individuals could bid for the fresh catch from the fishing boats.

Today, a Dutch professor and a family of three Taiwanese booked us a Tainan tour. Before long, a typhoon was reported to strike Taiwan around the tour date, luckily, we were given a sunny day that we even felt a bit hot. The Dutch professor had been to Tainan ten years ago that the memory has faded a lot so he could not really remember the local attraction. I brought him to the main temples of Tainan, such as Grand Mazu Temple, Martial God Temple and Tientan Temple, and the f...ood was absolutely one of the highlight as we not only savored the delicacy and Taiwan beer, but left our leg relax for a while.

Hayashi Department store was a perfect stop to purchase some local specialities and to feel a new life brought by locals. And a Chinese-style church welcomed with a unique architecture, making all the visitors amaze there was such an interesting place in Tainan.

Anping was an ideal destination to spend the afternoon. The sea breeze and the nature provided anther ambience compared with the historical center. We leisurely walked on the beach and enjoyed a cozy sunset of Tainan and the group photo marked the end of the tour.

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BEUTIC added 5 new photos to the album: Tainan_台南.
June 13, 2015
BEUTIC added 7 new photos to the album: Tainan_台南.
June 12, 2015

The hand-made egg omelet with Sa Teh is awesome and their hospitality warms your heart with full dedication to what they are doing every day .

Ms. Hsu Breakfast | Tainan

BEUTIC added 17 new photos to the album: 013_20150613_Mr. Xin, Lee and Wu_Tainan.

There are three friends from China , they spent two days in the oldest city of Taiwan , Tainan . It was boiling hot here and we only stopped over few places in Anping and the greenery Sicao Tunnel by bamboo raft . The tree house and the Anping fort told us little history of the past four hundred years and we could also witnessed the few remaining heritages which co-exist with other buildings in the modern world . Not too many local food , the only thing they strived for at the end is rest in the comfortable air-conditioned hotel . At lest they have experience visiting the place mentioned on the text book during the school year . That is part of the purpose of travel , isn't it ?

BEUTIC added 7 new photos to the album: Tainan_台南.
March 22, 2015
BEUTIC added 19 new photos to the album: Kaohsiung_高雄.
March 22, 2015
BEUTIC added 15 new photos to the album: Yunlin_雲林.
March 22, 2015
BEUTIC added 5 new photos to the album: Changhua_彰化.
March 22, 2015
BEUTIC added a new photo to the album: Taipei_台北.

Street food and roadside vendor compose a iconic scene of Taiwanese culture , and that is part of the reason what international tourists come for . Taiwan is famed for its diversified street food , such as fried chicken , stinky tofu, pig blood cake , wheel cake , braised food , deep-fried squid and so on . For me , the convenience and the reasonable price don't justify my obsession with the street food , their hospitality and the hard-working attitude deserve my respect. Some of the vendors insist high-quality food and have run the small business for decades , perseverance may be the only word I can describe them . Few photos clicked and I will definitely remember the moment I took pictures of them at somewhere . They will still be THERE.

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BEUTIC added a new photo to the album: Taitung, 台東 — in 池上鄉.

有目的地尋找對繪畫一點幫助也沒有,探索才真是一回事兒。不論探索的結果是否令人欽佩,至少引發了自身的好奇。我的繪畫是我的探索,而不是刻意而為的作品。畢卡索(Pablo Picasso)

每到一個地方,總喜歡租個單車在附近逛逛,相較於走路,腳踏車可以觸及的地方再遠一些,一台單車加上一瓶水,就能上路,即使只是幾個小時,那都是段獨立精彩的旅行。我很享受踩著踏板、迎著微風、隨興探索的那種樂趣,尤其是發現從未預期會看到的新事物,不期而遇讓旅行充滿各種可能性,旅行對我來說是個不斷延續的旅程,路線多半沒有經過特意的安排,彎彎曲曲、重複經歷是常有的事,而不同於帶有目的性的抵達、打卡、拍照。

池上,一個我熱愛的東部小鎮,這裡遠處有山、眼前有田、人兒有閒,其中一戶民家鐵門上的「李」字,是旅行中意想不到的驚喜,讓我和這裡產生了獨特的連結,一個在台灣估計擁有一百二十萬人的大姓,我在池上找到了關於「李家」的小小故事。

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I Don't Seek, I Find

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BEUTIC added 8 new photos to the album: 012_20141228_David and Mandi_Round Taiwan Trip.
January 14, 2015

The chilly weather did not stop us going to the peak of Alishan. The blue sky implied a good result at the end of the view deck. After 2 hours of walking , we were lucky to see the main peak of Mt. Jade which were covered with snow . I was amazed at the beauty of the scene. The spectacular mountain range, the clear sky, the provincial highway 18 , the tree with red leaves all formed a wonderful scenery. It was truly a unforgettable memory .

BEUTIC added a new photo to the album: Tainan_台南 — at 四草綠色隧道.

The canopy of lush leaves shades a canal from the tropical sun.

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BEUTIC added a new photo to the album: Chiayi_嘉義 — at 阿里山奮起湖.

The nature holds the answer to questions we have yet to ask.

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BEUTIC added 6 new photos to the album: 012_20141228_David and Mandi_Round Taiwan Trip.
January 12, 2015

The performance of Ten Drum in Tainan marked the beginning of the Taiwan trip for David Mandi who comes from Abilene , TX. After the performance, we also visited inside of the sugar refinery, took the train which was used to ship sugar cane , and played the drum with lots of fun. That was one of best way to experience Chinese culture .