Pyöräilyä Taiwanissa – Taichung ja Sun Moon Lake

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATaiwanin pieni saarivaltio on kuulemma pyöräilijän paratiisi. Tästä piti ottaa paremmin selvää, vaikka oma retkipyörä ei nyt mukana reissussa olekaan. Taichungin kaupungin toimiessa tukikohtana valikoitui ensimmäiseksi etapiksi tästä läheltä ”yksi maailman komeimmista” pyöräilyreiteistä, Sun Moon Lake -järven ympäriajo.

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バスがほぼ無料!台中の魅力

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台北や高雄にはMRT(地下鉄)があるけど、台中にはないし、どうやって台中市内を移動しよう。。と不安に思っていませんか?台中は台湾で最も交通費が安い街です。

「悠遊卡」さえ持っていれば、台中市内の10キロ圏内で無料でバスが利用できます!台南や高雄でも悠遊卡による割引は割とあるのですが、最も長距離で割引が効くのは台中です。年齢や国籍にかかわらずみんな無料になります。すばらしい!ありがたい!

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The more scenic way to the Luce Memorial Chapel

IMG_6320With the campus of Tunghai University being hailed as one of the most attractive universities in Taiwan, it only makes sense that a chapel would be designed to become one of Taiwan’s most sought after landmarks. As the project was finished in November of 1963, artist and architect Chen Chi-Kwan along with the notorious architect I.M. Pei,  worked for over a year to design the famous curved chapel. Continue reading

台中のお勧めお土産屋さん五つ紹介!

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WHEN YOU COME TO TAICHUNG, I REALLY RECOMMEND YOU TO ENJOY SHOPPING! BECAUSE TAICHUNG HAS SO MANY SHOPS WHERE ARE ONLY IN TAICHUNG. IT WILL BE VERY NICE SURVENIRS FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS. I WILL SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT PRETTY SURVINIRS SHOPS.

台中にも足を伸ばした際には、ぜひ台中でのお買い物も楽しんでください!台中には、台中にしかないお店や、台湾ならではのものを売っているお店がたくさんあります。自分用や家族、お友達用にぴったりなかわいい台湾土産屋を五つ紹介します。

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Taichung nights: Markets, clubs & bars

img_22921Taichung is not really a “morning person.” Despite an abundant cafe culture, most of these lovely tea and coffee spots don’t open their doors until well after 11am (some of them literally list their opening time as “usually before noon”) which is fine for my second coffee, but I need the first one within 20 minutes of waking up. The city definitely comes alive in the nighttime, with markets, clubs, and bars all going strong until the wee hours. Here are some places to check out after the sun goes down. Continue reading

Daken, une marche pas comme les autres.

20171230大坑2.3號_180228_0009.jpgNon loin du centre de la ville de Taichung vous avez la possibilité de vous balader en montagne,. une marche pas très commune car elle se passera pour la plupart du temps sur des genres d’échelles en rondin de bois fixées à même le sol des crêtes de la montagne. Une autre particularité est qu’il y a dix différents chemins possibles. Des ascensions à presque 90 degrés ou des promenades dans les vergers tout le monde y trouvera son compte.

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Hunting for Art at Tunghai Art Street

img_6425.jpgWith it being my last day in Taichung before heading back to the states, I wanted to go to one last tourist spot, but preferably one that was close enough to walk to. Enter Tunghai Arts Street. With it being a 20 minute walk from T-Life Hostel there wasn’t much of a hassle getting there. What I read about the street as I was walking dated the street back to 1980’s, but featured a a look into Taiwan’s historic look and feel. Continue reading