A small island off the east coast of China, Taiwan made a mark as a growing Asian Tiger economy in the late 1990s. The output of a determined government, educated public and the progressive thinking is amply evident in the amazing infrastructure and technology that is around. At the same time, Taiwan continues to maintain its culture and heritage.
Here are pics of Day 1 from week long trip to Taiwan. Landing in Taipei, we left for Leofoo village, less than an hours drive, on the way to Taichung. Leofoo Village is an amusement park (theme rides and water rides), along with a mini-zoo.
Waiting for her train.
Commuting on the train was fun, as a giraffe reached into the window to check on us.
The ring of fire ride, so amazing, I did it thrice.
Saw these signs, guess where, ofcourse in the men’s room. The text in English is probably a direct translation of what they meant to say in Chinese. There was no way I could not click them:) Enjoy.
Preparation for a stage show infront of the City Arts centre at Taichung, an amazingly modern and neat city.
Ingredients & utensils for making Tea – Its not just science, its an art too.
And then a trip to the Fengjia night market in Taichung. A combination of Linking Road & Chor Bazaar (minus the Chor part of it:), very safe, fairly high prices and open to bargaining)
We stayed on the 31st floor of Hotel One, bang in the middle of the city.