Clean Streets, Interesting Night markets, and Fabulous Transportation November 23rd 2019 Over the past 25 years, I have visited China, Hong Kong, and Macau, but never Taiwan. All of these can be classified as Chinese, but with a different history. Fortunately, Taipei is also served directly from Vancouver, so it became my City Tour for 2019.
The trip didn't start well, as I misjudged the weather. I quickly realized this as I exited the airport for the subway, and nearly everyone ha ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Taipei In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more
In my late twenties, I decided that I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to make it too easy, so I decided to do it on a bike. I had taken up cycling seriously a few years prior.
In 1989-90, I cycled around the world, where I visited five continents, 22 countries and logged 22,000 km. I thought that would take the travel bug out of me -- not a chance. I have been cycling in different parts of the world ever since.
The one thing that has been consistent with my trips has been the developing world. The colour, hospitality, food, and culture (in no partic... full info