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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

Highlights

Here I have highlighted some of my most exemplary work, from travel writing, urban exploration, abandoned places, and photography to general interest posts about my experiences in Taiwan 台灣 and other parts of Asia. This is but a small sampling of what else you will find on my blog.

Sep 2016
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Xinxing Theater 新興戲院

Recently I visited Xinpu 新埔, a small Hakka town in the hills of Hsinchu 新竹, Taiwan 台灣, alongside fellow photographer and blogger Josh Ellis. I was curious to confirm reports…
Aug 2016
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Nga Tsin Wai: The Last Walled Village of Kowloon

Nga Tsin Wai Village 衙前圍村 is widely known as the last walled village of Kowloon 九龍. Located not far from the former location of the infamous Kowloon Walled City 九龍城寨,…
Aug 2016
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South Taiwan Ride 2015: Manzhou to Dawu

My fifth day of riding around southern Taiwan in June 2015 delivered me to the most remote parts of the island’s 1,139 kilometer-long coastline. On the previous day I rode…
Jul 2016
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Taiwan Night Market Fashion 1

In addition to their reputation for novelty foods night markets in Taiwan 台灣 also offer an almost endless variety of cheap goods, particularly clothing and accessories. Much of Taiwanese night…
Jul 2016
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Yonghe Grand Cinema 永和大戲院

Yonghe Grand Cinema 永和大戲院 is one of dozens of derelict movie theaters in Greater Taipei. Like hundreds of other theaters all around Taiwan 台灣 this one went out of business…
Jun 2016

South Taiwan Ride 2015: Pingtung City to Fangliao

After spending a day riding around Pingtung City I was ready to hit the road again. With no specific destination in mind—only an intention to head in the direction of…
Jun 2016

South Taiwan Ride 2015: Pingtung City

One of the pleasures of bicycle touring in Taiwan is the freedom to change plans on impulse. On my second day of a trip down south in June 2015, having…
Jun 2016

South Taiwan Ride 2015: Tainan to Pingtung City

Bicycle touring is one of the best ways to experience Taiwan 台灣. I don’t have an opportunity to go touring as much as I’d like but managed to find some…
Jun 2016
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Jiahe New Village 嘉禾新村

Jiahe New Village 嘉禾新村 is one of more than 800 military dependents’ villages (Chinese: juancun 眷村) built in Taiwan 台灣 in the late 1940s and 1950s to provide provisional housing…
Jun 2016
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Qingkunshen Fan-Shaped Saltern 青鯤鯓扇形鹽田

The southwestern coastal region of Taiwan 台灣 is salt country. From Budai 布袋 in Chiayi 嘉義 down through Beimen 北門, Jiangjun 將軍, and Qigu 七股 in Tainan 台南, an incredible…