East Taiwan Trip

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Photos by MJ Klein and Hui-chen

Recently we went on a trip to Taiwan’s beautiful East Coast, with our 2 good friends Daniel and MacKenzie.  Please join with us in this multi-part series!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

This is typical of the East Coast.  Taiwan has that turquoise blue water that looks so good in photos!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

We stopped at a roadside photo opportunity.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Phoenix and Hui-chen take a selfie with that beautiful water behind them.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

This is typical of what you might see on Taiwan’s East Coast.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Every visitor has a photograph pretty much just like this one!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our first stop was this cool homestay place that featured some fun additions to the rooms – like this kid’s slide.  Phoenix was ecstatic about this slide!  We had shown it to her on the homestay website and she talked about it the whole way there!  The good news is that it did not disappoint!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Here she is climbing the stairs that leads to the loft and the slide….

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Across this rope-and-plank bridge….

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

…. and down the slide!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

This time with Elsa.  That’s her little bed behind, which she loved!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our friend Daniel took a turn on it.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

And so did Mommy!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Later that evening we went to the local permanent Night Market.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

This place is really huge!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

For those of you who can read Chinese, this is sort-of a racial slur for Western foreigners.  But it’s totally acceptable in Taiwan.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

These are the beers on tap (never mind the poster “behind” lol!).

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Here are the dishes we got.  The green vegetables are a local mountain variety.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Grilled fish.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Phoenix tries shooting some baskets.

This is a live stream video that I did from the Night Market.  Watch this video to get a feel of what it’s like to take a walk around this huge place!

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

The local air force base had some Mirage jets doing exercises the next morning.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

This is the outside of the house.  The owner has tinkered it together over 6 years.  It really stands out and it’s quite nice inside.

Our 2017 Taiwan East Coast Visit, Part 1

The last shot of this installment.  This article is geotagged with the location of this homestay.

HC, Phoenix and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Bali!  Look for articles about that trip soon!  Thanks for reading!

 

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2 comments

  1. My daughter is envious of Phoenix’s room!

    Great post, especially the video. You were right not to eat at the “Adoga” (is there a standard romanization for the word?) stand – I wouldn’t have done so, either. The term is a lot more offensive than the Japanese “gaijin” ??. Though I’m sure a lot of Westerners would disagree, I’ve always considered “gaijin” to be somewhat neutral – it can be used in a derogatory manner, but most of the time it’s expressed as a matter of fact, and can even take on polite overtones when the “-san” suffix is added. And unlike “adoga”, it doesn’t refer to any anatomical features!

    How do you feel about ??, which I heard a lot when I was living in China?
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    1. hi Jim. in my neighborhood, it’s been a joke sometimes. once i heard a lady call me that and i questioned what she said and she replied with the modified phrase “i said you were our (this area’s) adoga” lol she was actually saying that i was part of the community! lol other times i just use it as an opportunity to show locals that there are some foreigners who understand what’s being said about them. so far no one has applied it to Phoenix, but some locals did say her nose was “gao” which is weird since she resembles my wife more than me. it really shows ignorance. sometimes if i hear that i will respond with “tai ke” and that kind of gets the point across.

      you’ll have to stay in that homestay on your next visit to Taiwan! thanks Jim and take care!

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