014 Taiwan, The Other China

P & C @ National Palace Museum

P & C @ National Palace Museum First day of walking, riding the MRT, the subway system and walking. This place is amazingly clean almost pristine. Everyone seems determined to help us. We decided to view the exterior and skip the Traditional Chinese Art exhibit. We're so BAD! Taipei, Scooters & High Rises

Talk about contrasts, high rise buildings, Mercedes, Lexus and of course, the Scooters. Here sit silently, a thousand scooters awaiting their masters release from WORK!
Scootered and Skyline

Scootered and Skyline

This is true contrast, the Taipei 101 building, the tallest building in the world. This shot is taken from the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. Could Dr. SYS ever have imagined a more than 100 floor building in his off shore retreat?
The family that cycles together stays together. There are so many motor scooters that it is a rare and beautiful treat to see Mom and kids on a bicycling shopping trip.
Family Cycling

Family Cycling

Comments (11)

IvanaFebruary 13th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Hi Pat and Cat, the best for your new trip ! I cycled in 2006 from Malaysia to India, you can check the journals in http://www.elmundoenbici.com but they are in spanish, ask me if you need any help or some tips ! big hugs from our cycle trip from Alaska to ushuaia, we should pass your home in ventura tomorrow, Hugs from Santa Barbara ! Ivana and Harry http://www.worldonabike.com

The Hungry CyclistFebruary 14th, 2009 at 12:40 am

wow! you guys are in for such a great ride and all that asian food – its bloody freexing here in the uk and i cant wait to get back on the road… see you out there!


LivFebruary 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Hello, Pat and Cat! I found your blog through vagablogging.net. I wanted to wish you the best of luck on your new trip – you two are quite the adventurers! I’m planning a trip to Malaysia and Vietnam in April but it pales in comparison to yours. Stay safe and enjoy!!

OurExplorerFebruary 18th, 2009 at 4:22 am

“The family that cycles together stays together.” This sounds really nice.

Best luck with your south-east Asia cycling. 🙂

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:45 am

Hey Liv, we too will be in Malaysia and Vietnam or somewhere near there in April. Maybe we can meet somewhere there???

Pat & Cat

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:46 am

Thanks Jean, this culture really seems to be family oriented.

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:48 am

Ivana & Harry

Sorry we missed you in Ventura. We’re in Chiayi, Taiwan tonight.

Did you, or will you, get to see the peleton, Lance and the boys of the Tour de California?

Pedal on!!!

Pat & Cat

adminFebruary 18th, 2009 at 5:52 am

Hey Tom

Hade a beautiful ride today. Dinner in Chiayi, Taiwan. The food here is always interesting. I remember my first visit to China. They warned me of URI (Upper respritory infection.) and UEO, (Unidentifyable edible objects.) We had a traditional dinner tonight. Most was good and unidentifyable.

Stay warm!!!!!!!!

Pat & Cat

Adrienne & JackFebruary 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 am

Hi Guys,

We miss you. We’ve stocked up our white wine supply for your return. Stay safe and we will follow your journey with interest and worry until you’re safely back home.

A & J

adminFebruary 23rd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Welcome to THE BLOG neighbors. We mis you, too. Chill the vino blanco for our July return.
P & C

adminApril 20th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Hey neighbors, just checking to see if you would receive from the Blog-Site. Did the box with CDs ever arrive?
See Ya in July. This message comes to you from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.