John’s Taiwan Photos

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Photos by John Klein

It took me some time, but I finally got around to looking at all John’s photos and choosing some interesting examples of what a visitor might find interesting.  So, here we go!

John's Taiwan Photos

The first shot was taken at Xiao-hui’s.  That’s her on the right.  Look at all the dishes!

John's Taiwan Photos

Your’s Truly at the mic.

John's Taiwan Photos

The Hukou night market.  John found the ring toss fascinating because no one seemed to notice that everything is tilted backward.

John's Taiwan Photos

A contact-paper “brick” pizza oven at a night market.

John's Taiwan Photos

Many of these photos I am unable to comment on!

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Multiple tile color schemes.

John's Taiwan Photos

Like most visitors, John found the betel-nut girl thing interesting.

John's Taiwan Photos

Going down the conveyor in Costco.  They sure aren’t like this in the USA.

John's Taiwan Photos

Restrooms are often interesting to visitors.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

As are often the signs for the restroom.

John's Taiwan Photos

Japanese-era building in Hsinchu.

John's Taiwan Photos

Another restroom.

John's Taiwan Photos

John found the English names of places, fascinating.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Cute girl at the Ikki grill.  I mean, who wouldn’t photograph her!

John's Taiwan Photos

Liquor offerings at 7-11.  Nothing like this in the USA.

John's Taiwan Photos

For some reason, we couldn’t stop laughing at this sign.

John's Taiwan Photos

I took this photo from a car, on my first visit to Taiwan….

John's Taiwan Photos

And John took this photo from a car, on his first visit to Taiwan.

John's Taiwan Photos

Temples of course, are always interesting to first-time visitors.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

The Dream Mall near HC’s parents home in Kaohsiung.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

More Dream Mall shots.

John's Taiwan Photos

Photo by MJ Klein John’s first bubble tea.

John's Taiwan Photos

Taxi’s look different in Taiwan.

John's Taiwan Photos

And so does KFC.

John's Taiwan Photos

“Shy grass.”

John's Taiwan Photos

John managed to find interesting stuff pretty much wherever we went.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Our family name is “Klein.”

John's Taiwan Photos

The scofflaw bus drivers were a source of amazement.

John's Taiwan Photos

Aboriginal girls singing.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

They have these machines in the USA but they don’t look the same.

John's Taiwan Photos

Straightforward name.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

More 7-11 fare, including more liquor.

John's Taiwan Photos

The Taiwanese “fashion” of wearing glasses with no glass in them.

John's Taiwan Photos

Of course, Taiwanese television would be on this list.

John's Taiwan Photos

Burger King in shopping mall underground in Taipei.

John's Taiwan Photos

John took up our habit of photographing our meals.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Legroom on the THSR.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Just like an airline seat.

John's Taiwan Photos

John photographed the inside of a tacky restaurant.

John's Taiwan Photos

One of Taiwan’s famous tea shop cup sealing machines.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

The nearly-porno anime characters imported from Japan.

John's Taiwan Photos

Some guy selling a bundle of live crabs across the street from the Hukou market.

John's Taiwan Photos

Sidewalks are not for walking.

John's Taiwan Photos

Scooter names.

John's Taiwan Photos

John was pretty sure that this wasn’t actually Harvard.

John's Taiwan Photos

John's Taiwan Photos

Reminders of Taiwan’s military past.

John's Taiwan Photos

A low-altitude tea grove on a nearby small mountain.

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4 comments

  1. A lot of the things your brother found interesting I still find interesting like betel nut girls, cute girls at the restaurant, Come Buy (my favorite drink shop in Taiwan), tea fields – as for the motorcycles on the sidewalk – well, I just find that irritating lol.

    Nice pics – thanks for sharing – I am sure your brother had a good time.
    Paul´s last post ..Bus Ride to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, 2012

    1. hi Paul. looking at John’s photos was rather refreshing as i recalled all the things i found interesting on my first visit to Taiwan. thanks Paul.

  2. I had never seen pictures of a tea field until John’s. Do the plants get bigger or kept that short? I drink gallons of green tea each week and never gave the plants a thought, so I liked seeing what they look like. Michael took us to the International District in Seattle to have our first bubble teas years ago when he was a student at the university. Thank you for sharing your brother’s pictures.

    1. hi Carolyn, if the shrubs are not regularly trimmed, they will grow out of control. they keep the plants smaller so it’s easier to manage picking the new shoots. in the morning the mountain is covered in a mist and the shrubs are just the right height so that they stay completely covered by the mist. these are low-altitude tea plants and are for export, btw. bubble tea is great and i’m glad you were able to try it in the States! thanks Carolyn and take care.

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