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Lanyu 001 – Arrangements and Train to Taitung

The legendary trip to Lanyu (Orchid Island) doesn’t begin until tomorrow morning at 7:18 (that’s when my train leaves for Taitung), but I’ll begin the official account today. It’s 8:30 in the morning and I’m ...
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Lanyu 002 – Fugang Harbor and Boat to Lanyu

Friday April 2, 2010 I woke up to some grey skies. Those grey skies came with some wind and rain, and that meant some pretty heavy seas. The boat was quite large (I thought), but ...
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Lanyu 003 – My Yami Underground House

Saturday April 3, 2010 So far, I couldn’t ask for a better birthday. The magic is still in the air. It is still cloudy and a bit rainy, but it adds a bit of drama ...
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Lanyu 004 – Coast Road North of Taitung

One of my favorite things to do in Taiwan is to ramble. I get on my scooter and simply drive around the mountains looking for small adventures. It’s surprising how many tiny roads you come ...
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Lanyu 005 – Practical Info for Visiting Lanyu

The Many Names of Lanyu Lanyu has been known by many names. While the Ching Dynasty controlled Taiwan (1683-1895) it was known as Hongtou, which means Redhead Island. (This refers, by the way, to a ...
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