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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection
An abandoned home and the hills of far eastern Pingtung

South Taiwan Ride 2015 南台灣自行車旅行

This series chronicles a multi-day bicycle trip around the deep south of Taiwan 台灣, specifically from Tainan 台南 to Taitung in June 2015. Along the way I visited many places in Kaohsiung 高雄 and especially Pingtung 屏東. A lot of what I saw and experienced hasn’t been written about in English very much so I’ve taken some extra time to provide background information to better contextualize what’s in the many photographs in this series. Altogether this is a complete trip journal clocking in at around 20,000 words from start to finish!

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

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: 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…
Jul 2016
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South Taiwan Ride 2015: Fangliao to Manzhou

Last summer I embarked upon a weeklong bicycle tour in the deep south of Taiwan. I began in Tainan 台南, cycled through Kaohsiung 高雄 to Pingtung City 屏東市, spent a…
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…
Aug 2016
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South Taiwan Ride 2015: Dawu to Taitung City

My last big day of riding around south Taiwan in June 2015 began in Dawu 大武, Taitung, with only about 55 kilometers to go before arriving in Taitung City 台東市.…
Jan 2017
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South Taiwan Ride 2015: Taitung City

Taitung City 台東市, the administrative capital of Taitung, was my final destination on a multi-day bicycle tour around southern Taiwan 台灣 in the summer of 2015. Previously I shared words…