Travel in Taiwan — Backpack Bus Trips — Southwest Coast

Land of Salt, Sugar, and Shrines
Taking a Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus to the Southwest Coast

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Steve, Nicky, Oscar and I hopped on a tourist shuttle bus and toured Taiwan’s Southwest Coast for Travel in Taiwan’s Backpack Bus Tour.

p36 40 Backpack Bus Trips2 Travel in Taiwan    Backpack Bus Trips    Southwest CoastThe Garlic Sugar factory was interesting and photogenic, Nankunshen Temple pleased, as always, but the highlight for me was the Jingzaijiao Tile paved salt fields which I had never been to before. We had an overcast day with no sunset to be seen but the potential for sky reflections in the pool with the interesting salt mounds whet my appetite to go back on a nice day.

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Native Beauty — Taiwan’s Aboriginals — Discover Magazine

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My photos, mostly of Namasia, accompanied Steven Crook’s article for Thai Air’s inflight magazine Discover. The above photo was taken a stone’s throw from our house in Takanua, Namasia. Eight Eight Waterfall, a waterfall created by a landslide during Typhoon Morakot in 2008, is obscured by mist.

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This photo of a Hla’alua headman is one of my more published photos. It was on the cover of Bradt Taiwan Guidebook first edition.

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The photo with the bananas was taken at the Kanakanavu Mikong festival several years ago, the little girl is my niece, Maidal, and the photo below it (above) is the roof of my brother-in-law’s house.

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The photo of the Bunun newlyweds below is my recently wed nephew, Landun.

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