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

Jun 2015

Chaozhou Liu House 潮州劉厝

I noticed this old-fashioned western-style mansion on the outskirts of Chaozhou 潮州 in Pingtung 屏東 while cycling through the deep south of Taiwan 台灣 in 2015. In a sea of

Jun 2016
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Chaozhou Jiukuaicuo Catholic Church 潮州九塊厝天主堂

While I was out riding in southern Taiwan last year I chanced upon an abandoned church by the roadside in a small village outside of Chaozhou 潮州, Pingtung 屏東. I

Jun 2015

Xinpi Machine Gun Fort 新埤反空降機槍碉堡

While cycling through Xinpi 新埤, an otherwise ordinary expanse of rural Pingtung 屏東, I was surprised to see a sign indicating that there was a “fort” somewhere in the area.

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

Jul 2015
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Fangliao Factory 枋寮工廠

Bicycle touring is one means by which I discover many abandoned places in Taiwan 台灣. Ride in just about any direction long enough, keep your eyes peeled, and you’re bound

Jun 2015

Jiahe Railway Tunnel 嘉和遮體

Here is yet another roadside curiosity in the deep south of Taiwan 台灣: a false tunnel on the coastal plains of Fangshan 枋山, Pingtung 屏東. It doesn’t cut through any

Jun 2015

Tsai Ing-wen Old House 蔡英文古厝

One of the more unexpected finds on my recent bicycle tour through the deep south of Taiwan 台灣 was the childhood home of Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文 (pinyin: Cai Yingwen), current