“In Taiwan,” said a guide, “all our fruit wears clothes.” Soft fruits like mangos and tomatoes are bagged at a key development phase in order to keep insects off and help the fruit grow bigger. It looks strange when you pass an orchard, but it obviously works because there’s nothing like the fruit in Taiwan!
Lush green in every direction!
Old factory safety signs. Love the one on the far right!
Undertook a big engineering project with my dad on the beach! We created a long diversion dam and then tested its limits until the cracked. Good old nerdy fun. 😊
This fish is called “that fish.”
“No, not that fish, THAT fish. I literally want THAT fish.”
A large part of the sightseeing that we did in Taiwan centered around looking at rocks that look like things. Some require quite the stretch of the imagination, but this is actually surprisingly clear: a curled up cat in the center, looking at a dog frolicking away in the sea.
Seen in the Kending night market. This…feels like it should not be on public display.
The aborigines of southern Taiwan have genetic ties to the Filipinos and may have lived in Taiwan for more than 8,000 years. The hotel that we stayed in in Kending had some aborigine-inspired decorations. I feel like these wouldn’t quite fly in the U.S…
The biggest body of water in Taiwan, so named because it’s shaped very, very roughly, like a crescent moon next to a round sun. Or a flag. Or an ax. Interpretations may vary. But the beauty doesn’t.