Walking, walking - Taiwan - CycleBlaze

January 1, 2020

Walking, walking

Our final day in Taipei

We decided to leave the bikes at the hotel today and jumped on an MRT train to the end of the well named Tamsui line which leads to the historic port town of Tamsui. Parts of the town, especially the area known as The Old Street were packed with local visitors, presumably because it’s New Years Day.

Other areas away from the waterfront streets were very peaceful with only few people about. We ended up walking about 10km to see the main attractions and explore some of the long waterfront area. I’m glad we didn’t bring the bikes as walking was the best way to access the most interesting sites.

Ready for a day in the hotel store room.
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Squid on a stick at Tamsui
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Local cake specialty. There was a long queue to buy pieces of this freshly baked edition.
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Temple lanterns
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Appears to be a special shoe shop
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Canada’s contribution to Taiwanese history. The amazing Dr George Mackay, a medico missionary who did lots of good things for the people here in the late 1800s.
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The inner side of a temple door
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Very healthy plants
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Burglar deterrent on a garden wall
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Leafy garden. Beautiful.
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Fort San Domingo, dates back to Spanish and Dutch times. The 1600s.
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Sitting within the fort
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View up river from the fort.
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All forts need a good collection of cannons.
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Noted for next time if we bring our bikes back
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Very orderly motor scooter parking in the old town
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