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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Slate roof

House on the hill


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A trip to London, should include a day trip to the Cotswolds.

This is my very poor attempt in describing the Cotswolds. The money here is by raising sheep in these hills (Cotswold means sheep hills). It's made up of several small villages with some beautifully kept stone houses, with slate root, or, even older style thatched roof. Since I didn't plan on driving in England, I took a daily tour, and let the driving to the bus driver. We were lucky, the guide was also very good with talking to us, sharing his knowledge with us about this region, people, and history.

Old graveyard by the church.

Union Jack.

Stone path

As the sign would say
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London in October

Trip to England - didn't know what to expect, because I have heard good and bad. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. I found London is very trendy, more so than NYC I might add. The weather, well, just as advertised, dreary most of the time I was there, until the last 2 days, where the sun actually came out and greeted people. Speaking of people, I found most were warm and very helpful to tourists. I would highly recommend a trip to England when ever you get a chance. Oh, the food, it's 50/50, :)

Covent Garden Square

Street Performer

Tips appreciated

Paella Vendor - a little on the salty side.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shimen, meaning West Gate in Chinese, is a vibrant shopping/nightlife district in Taipei. It used to be a hot spot in Taipei when I was living there, but it has changed somewhat.
As I indicated, this place is known for night life, so 9 o'clock in the morning, this place is fairly dead.
I thought this was pedestrian only, until I saw a truck run by..

Multipurpose Scooter, it can be a station wagon or a pickup/delivery truck.

Signs everywhere.

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