Linkou Xiang Yun Temple

Linkou is the home of the Zhulin Temple which is one of my favorites and there are a number of other old but smaller temples.  I was wondering how many … Continue Reading →


Wugushuidui Park

Wugushuidui Park is located in Wugu.  If you come from Linkou take Fengliao Road and you will see it as you enter Wugu.  The GPS coordinates are  25.073607   121.428692.  There … Continue Reading →



Garbage in Taiwan is handled differently than where I live in the USA.  In the USA we recycle.  Where I live we have 3 garbage cans and we put garbage … Continue Reading →


Xiaoyoukeng Trail

Xiaoyoukeng Trail starts near the Xiaoyoukeng Visitor Center and goes the the peak of Qixing Mountain.  Qixing Peak is the highest point in Yangmingshan Park.  I have climbed to the … Continue Reading →


Hutoushan Environmental Park

Hutoushan Environmental Park in Taoyuan has great day and night views of the city.  There is a lot to do and see in the area that can be combined with … Continue Reading →

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Liao Tian-ding Cave

Liao Tian-ding Cave is on the Bali side of Guanyin Mountain.  It is just off of route 49 which runs from Guanyin Mountain to Bali.  From the trail head to … Continue Reading →



Corona is a Mexican beer.  Mexico has a lot of beers, some of which are better than Corona but Corona became very popular in the USA when someone put a … Continue Reading →


Qingshan Falls

Qingshan Falls is located in the north part of Yangmingshan Park.  To get there by driving take RT2 to the northern part of the island to Rt 17 which is … Continue Reading →


Linkou Skyline from Guanyin Mountain

Linkou is finally getting a noticeable skyline.  A few years ago it was kind of flat, now with tall buildings being built especially near the new MRT it is getting … Continue Reading →


2017 Taiwan Tea, Coffee and Wine Expo

The 2017 Taiwan Tea, Coffee and Wine Expo was a 4 day event ending on November 20 and was held at the Nangang Expo Center.  This is the second year … Continue Reading →