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Perth Travel Photographer | Taiwan Part 1

by Henry on July 28, 2011 · 0 comments

in Events, Fun Pix

Hey guys!

Just gotten back from a 12 days trip in Taiwan. Whatan amazing trip! First time I have been there and I gotta say Taiwanese are a bunch of really friendly people. Upon arrival at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, we were greeted with friendly custom officers. They gave us direction on how to get to our destination (Hey Oz Customs, this is the sort of customer service we need in Australian Airports, you hear?).

Please enjoy the photos!

We arrived in Hong Kong International Airport, on the 6th July (after 7hours 45mins flight time from Perth)

From the Taoyuan (Taiwan) airport we travelled to Caotun, via the Taiwan High Speed Rail link.

A sign at the Taoyuan High Speed Rail

Taiwan supermarkets: Full of snacks…. choices… choices…

Caotun street, at about 8am in the morning. Notice how quiet it was.

Shopping for Thang-Ga (a form of Buddhist wall scroll), at a Buddhist shop in Taichung.

肉圓 (“Rou Yuan”), meat wrapped in sweet potato. Great stuff, highly recommended!

The shop has been operating for 50 years, and pass from generations…

Authentic bubbletea, a whole lot better than what is sold in local shops…

Caotun 財神廟 (Cai Shen Miao) – “God of Wealth Temple”. Buddhist followers often visit “God of Wealth Temple” to pray for wealth.

Power conversion adaptor, I had a tough time locating one in Perth. Thank god, I was able to find one in Taiwan. I needed a 3 pins (from US) to Taiwan’s 2 pins power requirement. In Perth I was only able to find Australian (3 pins) to US (3 pins) plug. 

My temp workstation for the trip in Caotun. Made a mess…

A cyclist on Caotun street

65TWD ($2.13AUD), BBQ pork rice. Fill up the tummy.

Another shot of Caotun street. One of the many things I have noticed in Taiwan is that there are many scooters. Young, middle-aged, old…. have got one. Many 711 sell hot dogs, and Taiwanese delicacies.

I packed lightly for the trip: a Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 135mm F/2, Canon EF 50mm F/1.8, and a Canon EF 16-36mm F/2.8.

求簽(qiu qian) – Divination. In Chinese culture, the bamboo sticks are used for requesting questions from the God.

台灣雷藏寺 (”Taiwan Lei Zang Shi”)

Stay tuned for Part 2.

Equipment Used:

  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8
  • Canon EF 50mm F/1.8
  • Canon EF 135mm F/2.0
  • Canon 580EX II Speedlite

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