“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

Looking at those bulky luggages pileup, lifeless and cold, I can’t help but reminisce some memories as they flash on. Its been a year that one of these luggages was an active participant on our journey before it landed in comatose. Lying helplessly and taking its rightful rest, time will tell when it’s going to have its activity again.

Packing things up inside a luggage is easier when it’s done ahead of time. Two weeks, perhaps. A week, or days in advance. But, sometimes it is much harder to pack things up, trying to load all what you want to bring along. Just pack the most important ones and they will fit.

At Farmer’s Market, Taipei Expo

Taiwan is in the western Pacific ocean off the coast of southeastern China. It is a developed country with Taipei as its capital. Mandarin is widely spoken but its young population understand English as well.

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  • Taiwan has numerous beautiful places to visit. Tourists may find their buses full plying to other destinations, so reservations are a must.
    • Today, as CoVID19 continues to soar in other industrialized countries, Taiwan on the other hand had a smaller impact with smaller number of deaths on record. With 23.7 million inhabitants, it has 455 corona virus cases and only 7 deaths. The month of May 2020 saw restaurants opening with customers no longer wearing face mask and no longer socially distancing themselves.

Eco Ark, Taipei, Taiwan

Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Shrine

If you are a person motivated by arts, or a visionary of arts whose zeal is somewhat extravagant then, you have to visit this place, Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

at Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Shrine


If you are in some painful sensation in the stomach, it’s a reminder that your state of energy was used up and you need some foods to power you up. Try these energy boosting chicha inside Farmers Market at Taipei Expo.

ginseng roots…


Taipei, being a chinese city enjoys religious freedom. There are two churches that are in proximity with each other, Catholic and Islam.

This is the Holy Family Catholic church located at #50, Sec. 2, Xinsheng South Rd. Taipei 106, Taiwan

Taipei Grand Mosque, #62 HsinSheng, South Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan

My adventure will not end here. Travel while you’re still young. Collect memories. Meet different people and experience the different cultures. See new places, eat different foods cooked in different ways. Live other people’s lives, their style, their moment even for a short time. There are plenty of chances to attempt in your own gamble and risk.

“Travel plans make me happy; the realization, excited and very happy; my return, sad and happy” – bacardi


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19 thoughts on “Taiwan”

  1. I had a chance to visit this miraculous country owing to my meetings with some suppliers from whom I used to trade in.
    I have seen all the places thanks to my host there, but the best thing was TAIPEI 101.
    The whistling wind resonating in ears on the 101st floor was a amazing experience.
    The CHENG KAI SHEK memorial foundation was amazing and depicted the entire history of this country.

    Although I didn’t like the amount of construction that was going around replacing all greenery into a concrete jungle.

    Would surely plan a visit once again.

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    1. Yes, Taipei 101 was amazing. Maybe in my next posts, I will consider posting some photos of the skyscraper. thanks, Amit. can I call you Amit ? Your name is so long. lol. Be safe.


      1. The sky was blackishly clear….crystals twinkling, distant cries of wolves over the hills…
        The river emerging from the heart of the mountain..like a serpent scales dark…
        For the leaves who lost their hold onto the branches…..now rattling under the slithering movements of the whistling wind…
        Far across the ravines…a dim lamp flickering to take its last whiff of the fuel within its nerves…
        Creepy, crawling, nocturnal….the flapping winged upside down, hanging in despair….
        Nor a sigh, not even a puff…..blood red moon over the skies casting no shadows…
        I saw something on the broken squeaking oak….constantly invited to submerge into the murky under it….
        Walking past by to reach….to touch….to feel..
        Heart pondering….a chilled spine dragging behind me…throat dry like a fresh amber extinguished…
        As i near…a stimulus filled with the muffled stench….
        A feeling of death…same as in a decomposed Caracas in a desert…..vultures over the shoulder pecking, and a sinister smile emerging
        I could feel the coldness of the sweat rolls through every millimeter of my seared body..yet submitting to the curiosity in me…
        A few feet more….a leap perhaps…to open the shroud of the grim reaper….to stare a look into his hollow eyes…
        The grim reaper….and the undertaker….hand in hand…..shoulder to shoulder..
        Ready for me to toil on the final path…..eager to strike…perhaps my heart…..
        A shrug suddenly…..a calming touch….a sweep on my forehead…..confusing me in the entire process….how and who could it be..
        I woke up to the words of my mother….ITS JUST A DREAM MY SON..ITS JUST A DREAM….

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      2. lovely dream. It’s good your mother was at your bedside. I think the child was in the forest and has seen that other animals survive through the death of another . keep it up, Amit !

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    1. It is safe in Taiwan. In a developed country, petty crimes are less and/or practically zero. A week was not enough to enjoy the beautiful sights of Taiwan….Thank you for leaving these inspiring words. …Stay safe !

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