(not to be confused with Thailand. Yes, I've had someone ask me before if I was Thai when I talked about Taiwan.)
|LingJiushan: where a temple to Matsu, the sea goddess is located.|
|Hualien / Taroko Gorge|
|Danshui waterfront at sunset|
|Sudden summer rainstorm in Taipei|
|Shilin Night Market: food, clothes, cutesy accessories...|
|Example of a night market stand for cutesy accessories.|
|Remains of Longteng Bridge, part of the Old Mountain train line.|
|Inside a temple in Taichung.|
|Tainan: Chikan Towers w/stone tablets from the Ching Dynasty|
|Ancient remains I studied during my internship in Nanke.|
|On the Ferry from the Chijin District of Kaohsiung|
|National Scenic Area in Kenting|
|Very southern part of Taiwan: Kenting, known for its beaches.|
There's a whole trend for studio pics in Taiwan that started with wedding photography and grew into other areas - family portraits, glamor shots for young people. A few of my friends did it, and it seemed fun, so I did it too. I bring this studio pic thing up because not only does it seem to be a recent Taiwanese pop culture thing, but Grace Lin's author photo in the jacket flap of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is also a Taiwanese studio pic. I thought it'd be a fun fact to share.
See you all Friday when I will continue the pic spam, but this time with FOOD! I had way too many pictures of that to include here. LOOK FORWARD TO IT!
P.S. If you've got any burning and/or random questions, there's still time to ask me or Sophia, and we'll vlog you our answers!