Saturday, May 26, 2007

300 Posts - Beipu and Hsinchu

300 posts! - that makes almost 100 posts on the dot per year, which is quite good, I think!

Speaking of which...

Jade and I went for a quick day trip to get out of Taipei, and with no particular direction in mind we headed towards Beipu, near Hsinchu. I was semi-expecting another Taiwanese tourist honeypot, but I was pleasantly surprised by some frankly excellent food and charming pre-Japanese architecture. I didn't even mind the drizzle - it cooled the place down (apparently we hit 37 degrees C last week, which is insane) and dispersed the hungry tourists.


At the bus stop in one of the local towns


Take a seat


I am forever charmed by the little logos and emblems of Taiwanese municipal services - here's the Hsinchu bus service


Positive Thinking - An old guy checks the scene in Beipu


Windows


Shutters on a garage


A water well - 'shui jing' - with the symbol for water above and well below

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