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South Cross-Island Highway Trip

South Cross-Island Highway 001 – Train to Tainan

Saturday September 19, 2009 9:00 a.m. Train 1011 from Taipei to Tainan, Car 12 Seat 01 In typical fashion, I took what was supposed to be a relaxing few days lounging in hotels and taking ...
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South Cross-Island Highway 002 – Tainan & Chihkan Tower

September 20, 2009 Well, I made it to Tainan without incident. The train just raced through the countryside stopping here and there. It was pretty effortless and painless. I can’t say that the scenery was ...
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South Cross-Island Highway 003 – Anping District, Tainan

Sunday September 20, 2009 8:30 a.m. Dining Room of the Ta Lee Hotel – Tainan, Taiwan When I checked in yesterday, they said something about breakfast, but I didn’t really understand it. When I came ...
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SCIH 004 – Into the Mountains

Monday September 21 4:30 p.m. 7-11 in Chiahsien, Taiwan It was a good day of cycling. It had many of the elements that make for a good day of cycling – including the feeling that ...
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SCIH 005 – Typhoon Damage

Wednesday September 23, 2009 11:00a.m. At the 7-11 back in Chiahsien This may be a bit confusing, but I am back in Chiahsien and back at the 7-11. And it is only 11 in the ...
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SCIH 007 – Back To Tainan

Thursday September 24, 2009 1:30 p.m. Moogo Drinks – Tainan I just ordered a milk tea and I’m waiting with great anticipation for it to arrive. I had planned to get an iced coffee or ...
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SCIH 006 – Road Ends at a Ghost Town

The real fun began a few kilometers later. I was “zooming” along on my bike when I passed a big earth mover. As I passed it, I heard a voice shout something at me, and ...
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SCIH 008 – Ramblings from 7-11 and a Train

Friday September 25 11:00 a.m. 7-11 in downtown Tainan You’ll probably laugh to see that I am back in a 7-11. Do I ever leave these places? I actually tried very hard to go somewhere ...
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SCIH 009 – Epilogue in Rainy Taipei

Sunday September 27, 9:00 a.m. Taipei, Taiwan Well, here it is - the final installment in this long letter. I’ve come full circle and I’m back in Taipei. And, fittingly, it is raining outside. I ...
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