Sun Moon Lake Ropeway

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake [日月潭]

During my parents’ visit to Taiwan I took them to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village for this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival [九族櫻花祭].  While there, we rode the Sun Moon Lake Ropeway [日月潭纜車] to Sun Moon Lake and back.  Tickets for the ropeway were included with admission to the Aboriginal Culture Village.  The ropeway is about 1.8 kilometers in length and gives visitors a bird’s-eye perspective of the area’s lovely scenery.  I’ve heard of people waiting several hours on weekends to ride the ropeway; luckily, we visited on a weekday and waited roughly a half-an-hour.

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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

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Last weekend I went with my wife and her family to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village [九族文化村] in Yuchih Township.  Right now is a great time to go because it’s the park’s Cherry Blossom Festival [九族櫻花祭].

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Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake
We took my parents and brother on a day trip to Sun Moon Lake a few days before the wedding.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day: it was sunny, reasonably warm, and crowd-free thanks to it being a non-holiday weekday.
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DIY pottery in Yuchih

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Usually when I am at work and my students are taking their daily quiz I will take the opportunity to draw a dinosaur or a monster on the back of the day’s lesson plan. Sometimes when I am at my language class a classmate will ask a really stupid question and I will spend the time that my professor spends trying to decipher and answer the question to draw sharks or spiders attacking the Chinese characaters that I had just so meticulously written. Outside of these exercises to cure my boredom, I do not consider myself artistically inclined.

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Welcome to Yuchih Township!

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An increased number of hours at work combined with taking a Mandarin language class weekday mornings has made it difficult to find time to throw pictures online from my weekend adventures around Taiwan.

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Dickin’ around in Central Taiwan

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On Thursday evening, Catherine and myself left Taipei for Nantou. On the bus ride a film was playing which appeared to be a public service announcement about how not to die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the event of a car accident inside a tunnel. The film starred three Taiwanese people and their foreign friend who was excited about the wonderful sights the island had to offer, but was confused by some of the customs to which his Taiwanese friends would come to his rescue and save him from imminent embarrassment… at least that’s what I remember from the movie.

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