Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Perhaps the most precious item inside is the multi-generation family tree that Zhou compiled. The names of many of Zhou's ancestors are written in romanized script only; the more recent members of his clan are listed with both their Amis and Han names (the latter in Chinese characters). I regret not taking a photo of it...
Monday, November 16, 2009
In the guidebook I recommend dozens of good homestays.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
APRIL 2012 UPDATE: The architect who designed the Paper Dome, Shigeru Ban, has been commissioned to create a cardboard replacement for Christchurch cathedral, which was so badly damaged in a February 2011 earthquake that it will be demolished.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is another of Craig Ferguson's photos.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
In the past couple of years, mud has made a bit of a comeback as an eco-friendly, sustainable building material, as this article relates.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The tour is a good introduction to the ecology of lagoons that came into existence almost 200 years ago after a strong typhoon reshaped the coastline. and sediment blocked river mouths.
I'm posting details of this on the blog but won't put anything about it in the guidebook because English-language tours are not available; indeed, the guide seemed to prefer speaking Taiwanese to Mandarin.
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