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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    At some point, I needed to answer the call of nature. Unfortunately, nature's call had to be answered in the dreaded.... SQUAT TOILET!

    Oh, but this cubicle had toilet paper! A definite improvement!


    My net is &$%# again. To be continued ...
    Nice toilet shot.

    DD would be proud!

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    Try Sun-Moon lake...........

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    @looper - thnx for the luv. I'm glad I'm keeping up with DD's standards. Heh...

    @navynine - I'm not in Taiwan anymore. I heard aabt Sun Moon lake from my friend but it wasn't included in my itinerary, so I didn't go there. Maybe next time...

    I'll try to add pix when my net gets better. Am posting frm fone now. Yay, it's Friday! TGIF!

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    Ok, let's see if my net holds and I can post pics... thanks for the luv & greens

    Some street scenes.. this is a Presbyterian Church


    Police station

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    I found this sweet, funny and cheesy


    This road leads up to a hill and Fort San Domingo

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    Fort San Domingo was originally made by the Spaniards, then later occupied by the Dutch then the Brits.

    more info here
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_San_Domingo



    It has been converted to a museum & tourist attraction. Entrance fee for adults: 80 ntd. No double pricing for foreigners. Locals of Taipei can enter for free, but they must show a residence card. If one is Taiwanese but from other counties, he/she must pay full price.



    This was my 1st day of sightseeing, and being a history buff, I read most of the captions on the walls. Towards the end of my trip, I was already "templed out" and camera-weary, so I didn't read descriptions anymore and took lame-ass photos. lol

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    Some Dutch clogs for you...


    And a fluffy dog

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    Near the fort, there's a school. This girl had her pic taken with the kids


    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST!

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    After a long day of sightseeing, my friend and I parted ways. I passed by the 2-28 park on the way to my accoms, and saw this singer. He was quite good and I made a donation.


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    Some night scenes.. Taipei 101


    2-28 peace park... my cam doesn't take good nite scenes (or maybe I'm a lousy photographer.. lol)

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    Skyline during the day... Taipei 101

    2-28 peach park during the day

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    Saw a squirrel in the park, on my way to the MRT station


    Passed by National Taiwan Museum... it's near the park too. Didn't go inside.

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    waited at Badu train station.. on the way to Keelung & Yeliu Geopark

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    Let's try a panorama pic of Keelung, taken outside the train station

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    Keelung is a coastal city on the NE side of Taipei, it took ~1.5h to get there from Taipei Main Stn via trains.


    Saw this Star Cruise ship at the docks...


    Keelung buses

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    My friend suggested to have lunch at Keelung, since there were more eateries in Keelung than in Yeliu. These were our lunchmates.


    This was the lunch menu. It's good that my friend was with me to translate!

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    First time that I've seen this - a chopstick warmer!


    This was lunch... soup with fish balls & dumpling plus fried egg noodles, < 100 ntd. Soup was good, noodles were okay.

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    After lunch, we took a bus and got to Yeliu after ~20 min. Dropped off at this intersection. You'll have to take the road on the left and walk ~600m to get to Yeliu Geopark. For public transport, you can buy an Easycard or iCash card, add value to it, and use it on the bus, trains or MRT. You can also buy stuff at 7/11 with it.



    Road leading to Yeliu Geopark

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    Passed by a temple along the way


    First time I've seen this type of fishing boat with so many lamps

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    Along that road, there are places where you can buy seafood.


    You can also choose the seafood and have them cook it for you. There's a small resto inside this place.

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    Entrance to Yeliu/Yehliu Geopark. Fee is 80 ntd for adults.


    From wikipedia:
    Yehliu is a cape in Wanli district, New Taipei, Taiwan. The cape forms part of the Daliao Miocene Formation. It stretches ~1,700 meters into the ocean and was formed as geological forces pushed the Datuin Mountains out of the sea.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehliu

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    This is a replica of the "cute princess" rock. They have given names to some of the distinct-looking rocks. "Cute Princess" and "Queen's Head" rocks are the most famous.



    Lots of directions, you won't lose your way... unless you're already lost (heh)

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    This is the Cute Princess rock


    And the Queen's Head rock... lots of ppl queing up for their iconic pics.. heh..

    I didn't have my pic taken with the "Queen" since it was so hot, there were lots of ppl and I didn't want to wait.
    I won't post abt it in my social media anyway, just on TD.

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    Lots of ppl that day... it was a bright, sunshiny Sunday, so a good day for sightseeing


    There are some areas where you'll have to negotiate some stairs

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    Do not cross the red line!


    Some rocks

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