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Taipei 101 viewed from the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial  
   

Taipei 101 viewed from the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial

Taipei 101 derives its title from the 101 storeys - obviously the designers were devoid of creative inspiration at the time.
The Wisdom of the Scooter

August 7th 2006
They converge on me like a swarm of buzzing, biting insects: cutting across my path on pedestrian crossings, surprising me with a sudden appearance from behind a pillar, and snapping at my heels whilst walking along a footpath. Scooters are in plague proportions in Taipei and they probably pose a bigger threat to the unwary foreigner than either typhoons or earthquakes. The second most densely p ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Taipei

Chinese/Taiwanese Flag 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
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