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Packing List for Taiwan

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

Trying to get my ultralight packing mojo back – my trip to DC involved all sorts of heavy items like denim (jacket, jeans) and boots. This list includes both what went into my bag and what I will wear on…
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Taipei – National Palace Museum

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

Friday we made our first of two planned trips to the National Palace Museum. Our son had to work, but walked us to the Fuzhong MRT station near our hotel, bought us 2 EasyCards, and explained the system. We took…
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Taipei – Subway Accessibility

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

Taipei’s subway system (the MRT) opened in 1996, with construction taking place between 1988 and 2009. The system is cheap, clean, easy to navigate, and extraordinarily accessible. Here is a trip through the system, from an accessibility point of view:…
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Taipei – Danshui

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

Sunday morning we got up and saw blue sky. With only 40% chance of precipitation predicted, today was going to be the day to be outside, so we planned to go to Yangmingshan National Park. Following the directions in the…
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Taipei – Taipei 101

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

Taipei 101 is a skyscraper in the Xinyi district of Taipai – it was the world’s tallest building from 2004 until this year (it was, of course, inevitable that something taller would be built). The first 5 floors are shopping…
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Taipei – Taipei Zoo

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series 2010 Taiwan

On a nice day, going to the Taipei Zoo, having a walk along the river, and riding the Maokong Gondola would be good things to do. Sadly, what we had was a very rainy day, so just a short, wet,…
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