July and August Instagrams

Iron Age. #taiwan #nantou #caotun #台灣 #南投 #草屯 #sculpture #artNot much awesomeness captured in July so that month’s collection is being thrown in with August. Welcome to The Daily Bubble Tea’s Summer 2015 Instagram Favorites.
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Tung Blossoms in Miaoli

Tung BlossomsI think I’ve finally recovered after my family went on a day-trip to Miaoli with my mother-in-law and a bus full of her coworkers about two and a half months ago. If you are unfamiliar with a Taiwanese group day-trip they mostly follow the same exhausting formula: one interesting stop followed by half a dozen boring ones. In addition, the karaoke on the bus only has one volume – deafening. Here’s a small collection of photographs from my favorite of our stops – The Hakka Compound [客家大院] in Tongluo Township [銅鑼鄉] to see the Tung Blossoms [油桐花].
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The Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds

Lotus in Jhongsing VillageThis spring I only managed to visit the Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds once during their blooming period last month. Here’s a few photographs from that hot, sunny day in May.
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Taichung’s Mutou Wood Tourism Factory

Mutou Wood Tourism Factory The kids had a blast at the Mutou Wood Tourism Factory [老樹根魔法木工坊] in Taichung City. I’m usually skeptical of any location with the words tourism factory in the title. They are usually dry, guided tours that always conclude with a gift shop. This one however gives you a bag of marbles with admission for some of the outdoor games, has some creative playground equipment for children, and a DIY area to construct and paint objects ranging from stools, pinwheels, and pencil holders. Most of the photographs here feature my son because my daughter was busy painting with her mother in the DIY area while Nathan was playing in the outdoor area.

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February Instagrams

Good Morning Caotun! #taiwan #caotun #nantou #umbrella #art #台灣 #草屯 #南投

The February edition of my Instagram favorites contains images captured exclusively in Nantou County in exotic locales such as Nantou City, Caotun Township, Jhongsing Village, and Puli Township. Enjoy!
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