Travel with me #117 : Taichung City, Taiwan & Dance Competition Results!

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Dear Steemit friends:

Today we are going to take a tour all over many different places in Taiwan, reached from a base in Taichung City. I wanted to show you many of these different places that I visited, but many of them were little side trips or diversions that didn't feel like they fit into any particular blog. As such, my post today is quite exciting because you will get to experience many different places and sceneries from around Taichung City, all under one blog.

We travel around Lukang Township, to visit its beautiful old streets and historical buildings, take time to visit the Gaomei Wetlands just north of the city, and see more of the temples around the beautiful Sun Moon Lake. As an extra treat we'll also go to visit Feng Chia Night Market within Taichung itself, with it's beautiful sights and smells of fresh cooked dinner.

I cannot help myself but to document everything where ever I go, but not all things feel like they fit with the theme of any one post. We have visited Sun Moon Lake in the past together, but the temple here just didn't fit with everything else I saw there even though it is most beautiful in its own right. Same goes for many of these areas we will explore today. They represent short trips that I wanted to make but that didn't end up feeling right for their own blog or to be included with another blog from the same area. The result, is today's post which I have found very rewarding to write, to remember these beautiful side trips!

The historical Lukang Old Street just south of Taichung City


Lukang Township is famed for its historical buildings and long cultural heritage. The town itself is one of the oldest in the whole of Taiwan and is located just on the west coast of the country in Changhua County. Once one of the busiest ports in the 1600s, during the Qing Dynasty, it remained a very important place of trade until 1895. In 1895 the Japanese came and that changed Lukang's role. We are now left with hundreds of beautiful old buildings for us to explore.

Lukang means 'Deer Harbour' as it was primarily used to export deer products to the rest of the world. There used to be thousands of wild deer around the area and their hides and meat were highly sought after, particularly in Europe. The area became very wealthy due to this export, and many of the houses you see around the streets of Lukang Township are left over from the homes of wealthy merchants and traders.

The town is now famous for its history, not its port, as well as its food. Lukang is very busy nowadays with tourists, both internationally and nationally. People flock from miles around to try the different foods you can sample here, with many of them being as old as the buildings themselves (the recipes, not the food itself!).

Of course, built long before cars, the streets are narrow with only room for pedestrians within the Lukang Old Street area of the town. This makes it a quiet sanctuary, away from the normal noise, traffic and pollution of most towns in the world now. It meant I could really take my time exploring the place and the hundreds of street vendors and food stalls, as well as the ancient Taiwanese architecture.

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My furry little friend guarding his wooden crafted goods

Lukang Old Street is a mix of stalls, shops, food stalls, restaurants, residences, temples and general architectural curiosities. You find many beautiful examples of old Taiwanese architecture, with beautifully carved wood, tall heavy solid wood doors and old brick stone work. It's very interesting because so many of the old merchant houses have been turned into restaurants and shops, while some of them remain as homes!

Beautiful example of a wooden constructed town house

Carvings on the door and original handles

Here I saw a beautiful example of one of the many shops that have made residence in the Lukang Old Street. It's lovely to see a place once the centre of trade and commerce, so immensely important to the economy of the island with it's shipping port, now thriving from a different kind of trade. Aimed mostly at tourists, the wares seen throughout the area seemed mostly classy, with beautiful art, items for the home and souvenirs of the history of the place.

I had heard that near Lukang Old Street there was a famous alley way called Molu Lane or 'Chest Touching Lane', which was named because it was so narrow that only one person could walk down it at a time. If two people tried to pass each other they would have to turn sideways and may end up having to touch chests! I looked for this alley for quite a long time, but in the maze of ancient streets I don't think I ever found it. At least I found no sign for it.

This street, however, was a great representation of the many small winding streets that grew up as the buildings of the town grew closer and closer together. Apparently, 'Chest Touching Lane' was one of the more rude terms for the alleyway, it later being renamed 'Gentleman's Lane'. Presumably you were a gentleman if you walked back to where you came from rather than risk brushing chests with someone!

There were so many good photo opportunities in the small winding streets. I really felt like I could get lost here quite easily! Though the area was so beautiful to walk around, I don't think I would have minded!

I found this restaurant down one of the side streets that had an old sewing machine as a welcome table. Inside there were sofas to sit on while you had your tea, complete with cuddly teddy bears to keep you company.

As you can see, this style of architecture is predominant around the area. The classic tall, imposing wood doors with their carved barred windows were extremely common, and very beautiful. As is common with this style of home, the front would mark the entrance to a very long and deep home, feeling more like a corridor of rooms from front to back. As you can see each of the homes is quite tall and thin, as the rooms would extend backwards rather than outwards.

Making another new friend

Available in Lukang Old Street were peddle cars to hire! It looked like a great fun way to get around, and an excellent way to get some exercise in too while seeing more of my surroundings. Obviously, there were quite a few streets that I couldn't make my way down since they were too small for the peddle car, but I had already explored many of those already. I think they look so cute and it was really fun to drive around in my peddle car, though my little legs were exhausted by the end!

Colourful Buddhist temple in Lukang


In Taiwan, as with much of Asia, colour is very important and most of the significant temples in the country are well maintained to preserve the beautiful paintwork and tiles. This beautiful example shows off plenty of architectural features, typical of a Buddhist temple.

Rows of ornate pottery and jars within the temple

There are places to put incense and to pray right in the heart of the temple. I don't know if you've ever been into a temple similar to this but if you have, you'll know that when you enter those front gates, everything suddenly becomes peaceful and quiet. You could be in the middle of the busiest city in the world, but you walk through the ornate front entrance, and all sound stops. Of course, people inside are being quiet and respectful, but it's like you enter a bubble where sound from the outside world cannot penetrate. It's very special and humbling and I spent a lot of time here just enjoying the peace and being with my thoughts.

More colour and ornate carvings of different scenes and people

Just on the way out of Lukang Old Street I saw this beautifully painted building and this sign for the Lukang Artist Village. I didn't have time to stop but it really reminded me of the the Rainbow Military Dependent's Village from my previous post HERE in Taichung City. The Artist Village was opened in 2010 and offers space for art exhibition, cultural activities and leisure! Looks like the work of Mr. Huang is inspiring many.

Finally, as I walked back to my car, I found Chest Touching Alley. After all that time exploring the streets of Lukang to find the Molu Street, I found it by accident! As you can see from the people behind me, it's very narrow and they would definitely have to touch chests with anyone that needed to pass!

Gaomei Wetland has wildlife and views


Next stop, we get to explore the Gaomei Wetlands. The wetland is located in the mouth of the Dajia River and is, well, a wetland. The only way to really access the area is via the huge board walk that stretches out into the river mouth and into the sea. This area has grown up relatively recently, in geographical terms, as sand and silt have been slowly deposited on this area of the coast by waters washed down the river.

As you can see above, there is a lighthouse that originally protected ships from the shallow waters of the area, warning them away from the silt and sandbanks. First build in 1967 the lighthouse is 38.7 meters high and is painted in the very traditional colours for a lighthouse, of red and white. It worked until 1982, when the lighting unit was moved to a new lighthouse in Taichung City's harbour. It was renovated recently and opened to the public for tours in 2014!

As you would expect from a nature reserve, Gaomei is teeming with life. From these cute little sand crabs to hundreds of different species of bird.

The crabs hide in little holes in the sand, running in and popping back up again whenever they feel threatened. Does anyone know why they have one really large claw and one really small one?

I believe this is a type of Ibis, birds with very long beaks which they can use to dig into the soft mud to find food.

The Gaomei Wetlands are right on the very coast of Taiwan, with a boardwalk extending out in beautiful shapes, 800 meters into the watery grassland. The area is extremely windy most of the year, which makes it an excellent place for a wind farm. In Taiwan, windmills are seen as quite special and beautiful, even romantic. Unfortunately the windmills do actually end up killing a lot of the birds that migrate here to the wetland each year. With that said, they are also helping to reduce pollution so that the bird's habitats will be maintained.

When you get to the very end of the boardwalk, you can take off your shoes and walk on the silt. It feels like you're walking out into the ocean because the boardwalk takes you so far out from solid ground.

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First opened in 2005, the area has become very popular with families because it is such an open and beautiful space, that you don't feel crowded at all. You can play in the shallow water, admire the view, and it sometimes feels like you're walking on top of the sea! Apparently in 2015, six of the wind turbines that you see behind me, were blown down by a typhoon!

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The enigmatic Wen Wu Temple next to Sun Moon Lake


The next little side trip I want to take you on is one I took when visiting Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County, in the centre of Taiwan. The largest body of water in Taiwan, it has always been venerated and respected as a beautiful and special place to visit. Many of the temples and villages around the lake were flooded in 1919 when the Japanese government built a damn to produce electricity. There used to be two temples located just near where Wen Wu Temple now stands, which were destroyed as the water levels rose behind the damn.

The temple is on a steep hillside, with a lot of stairs. There are 366 steps leading to the temple, representing the days of the year (plus one for a leap year). The staircase is known as the 'Year of Steps at Wen Wu Temple'. There is a little stopping place at the step that represents the first day of every month, in case visitors need a rest.

After the original temples were destroyed, Wen Wu was built in 1938, bringing together elements of both of the previous temples into one place. The architecture of the temple is quite unique with large Chinese Guardian Lions at the front of the temple. These lions are unique because at other Wen Wu Temples their presence is not found. I wonder why these two massive Lions were constructed at this temple but not at others?

The temple itself is absolutely massive. There are three main halls with shrines to the First Ancestor Kaiji, Guan Gong (God of War) and third being to Confucius.

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More steps! When the temple was first built, visitors would have to take a boat from the other side of the lake, to the bottom of the stairs by the lake side, and climb the rest of the way. When this was the only way to access the temple, you had to climb up many more steps than the 366 that I had to climb, because the scenic road that you can now drive along takes you up much closer to the temple, which stands at 954 meters above sea level. It is the dominant view for miles around the lake, and its beauty is so worth seeing up close.

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The elaborate carvings, colours and art work of the different shrines inside the temple were breath taking

Another shrine with offerings inside Wen Wu Temple

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To make your visit to the temple and to Sun Moon Lake there were selfie frames and movie clacker boards to take photos with! I, of course, had to get myself a few selfies to prove I'd been there.

Feng Chia Night Market has so many smells of YUM!


This little excursion was a real favourite of mine because there was so much food... Well you know me by now! I was excited to explore the market because I had heard it was the best in Taichung City, and one of the best in all of Taiwan, and it was getting quite late in the evening and I was starving hungry. Apparently there is nearly 1km of market stalls and over 30,000 people visit most weekends.

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Established in 1963, the market has grown and grown and grown. Starting off just in one street, you'll now find stalls stretching into Wen-hua road, Fuxing road, Xi'an street and Fengjia road. It really was huge and it was very friendly, well organised and inviting. I was proudly told by one of the stall owners, when I made this comment, that it had received a commendation by the government of Taiwan for it's excellency. Located just 1km from the university, it was packed with young people, and had a real fun and happy vibe.

Just some of the many dishes that I tried from the various stalls!

Check out my video!

Thank you so much for enjoying this mix of different side trips with me. I've really enjoyed re-visiting some of these places that have been a bit over-shadowed and didn't quite fit in with my other posts. I really loved writing these different little 'episodes' that show snap shots into some of the excursions I've made. I really couldn't choose a favourite.

As I was writing I was imagining those TV episodes where they have five or six little mini stories, within the episode. I felt like I was getting to write five different mini-blogs and it was really fun. I think I might try it again in the future! If you've enjoyed the blog post today please comment below if you have a favourite part, or if you can tell me why those crabs only had one large claw! As always, follow me for more blogs and thank you kindly for your upvote if you liked the content.


Dance Contest Results!


Thank you for all the participants to my 2nd anniversary dance off contest, it was a real pleasure and so much fun watching all of your submissions and I'm very thankful to all the people who set aside time to put together an entry.

Below are a list of all the submissions and my comments for each. At the bottom you'll find the results of the winners!

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@mrpointpLinkVery groovy with the rhythm and you have a very smooth and natural way of moving. It's a very cheerful dance and full of positive energy. I love the character you display when you dance, mrspointm must be very blessed!
@odillegoghLinkYouthful and sexy dance steps! You are a very beautiful lady with a shining aura. I can see you have a dancing foundation which is brought out very well with your very eye catching moves. It was both confident and fascinating!
@splendorhubLinkA very sexy dance with a very cute puppy cameo. The dance really brought out the feelings of happiness and joy, particularly the interaction with the puppy. Can we get more beautiful people dancing with puppies?!
@Mrchef111LinkA very impressive and serious attempt at the dance which I appreciate very much! I loved your attention to detail, so much as to change outfits 4? times! The dance was very freestyle which I liked a lot. I particularly liked your expressions throughout the dance which I can only imagine were a result of all the fun you were having! I thought you said you couldn't dance? You're too modest!
@mashiliyanageLinkCan I call you little sister? Your dance was full of playfulness and glowing with so much vitality. I can see a lot of talent in you, I hope you will continue to dance!
@chamudiliyanageLinkWow, I really envy your long legs! This dance has a more effeminate feel to it but the movement looks to be very natural which I thought made the dance very comforting to watch!
@mightyblueberryLinkThis was the entry which surprised me the most. Actually the whole video was just a whole lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. It was so fun, like watching a variety show! You have wonderful knack of making people laugh mightyblueberry, so much fun and thank you for a very enjoyable show!
@ukchongLinkVery impressed with this dance. You have such a good grasp of rhythm and clearly you're a secret expert at this! The feel of the dance was very spot on, are you sure you're not Puerto Rican?? Although the dance was short, it was a very high standard!
@azucenitaLinkI can tell you have a lot of talent for dance. With more training, maybe you could become a dancer one day. The only downside was the quality of the video which wasn't very clear! I would love to see a higher resolution video so we can see your charm more clearly!
@josegregoriLinkI really enjoyed this entry, dancing together with family is always a wonderful way to enjoy each others time. You really stole our hearts and gave us so much happiness in this video. Bravo!

1st Place - @Mrchef111

2nd Place - @ukchong

3rd Place - @splendorhub


台湾最亲切的地方在哪里,我想鹿港小镇算一个,说起鹿港小镇这个名字,吃货们再熟悉不过啦,在大陆有一家非常受欢迎的台湾菜餐厅,就叫做鹿港小镇,点一盘卤肉饭尝一口肉香,就仿佛瞬间来到了人潮汹涌的台湾夜市,当然还有罗大佑那首熟悉的《鹿港小镇》,思乡的旋律是否还在心头萦绕呢。今天我们就一起去看看,让游子们魂牵梦萦,抒发情怀的亲切小镇——鹿港镇,它位于台湾的彰化县,是中部西海岸一个有着显赫文化历史的小镇,就像歌里唱到的,无论这个世界如何的千变万化,鹿港小镇依旧保持着人们心中最亲切的故乡的模样。

鹿港里的古朴老街

听说“一府二鹿三艋舺”,曾经是早期台湾汉文化鼎盛发展的标竿,分别指的是台南、鹿港和台北万华,其中的鹿港正是当年台湾历史文化风貌与商业最杰出的见证。来到鹿港老街的牌坊前,已经能感受到那种古朴的气息啦,红色的砖,青色的瓦,仿佛诉说着小镇人日出而作,日落而息,平凡却不平淡的人生故事,鹿港老街指的是鹿港镇古市街和五福大街一带。虽然道路窄窄的却是满满的情怀呀,弯弯曲曲的羊肠巷道上,扑鼻而来茶叶蛋的香味,悠闲的路人翻转着轮盘游戏,奖品是一根台湾香肠,还有门前坐着发呆扇扇子的精品店老板,浓郁真实的生活气息包围着我,好像走在了回家的路,熟悉感大于陌生,到处是耐人寻味的古朴风貌。林立的旧式店屋里,有80年代的复古游戏机,金光闪闪的古董店,卖木质饰品的手作坊,还有列成一排,注定会捕获人心的古早味小吃美食,处处的惊喜让我目不暇接,可以想象到当年小镇繁忙的盛况。眼前似曾相识的街坊小巷,好像带着一丝泉州的风味,确实有着“繁华犹似小泉州”的美名。突然捕捉一只趴在小摊上打瞌睡的可爱猫咪店小二,忍不住过去和他合个影,记录一下太阳底下懒洋洋的佛系表情。

鹿港老街上密集遍布着传统建筑,让我怀疑自己是不是来到了古装片的拍摄现场,老旧的木门刻上历史的年轮,挂着春联很有年代感,让我想起了周杰伦那首《上海一九四三》,泛黄的春联还残留在墙上,依稀可见几个字岁岁平安...轻扣斑驳印记的古代木门,听着历史的脚步声愈行愈远。随机钻进狭窄的砖墙小道,便偶然发掘到完美的秘密摄影基地,眼前空灵的场景,不禁让人向往通道那头的未知。接下来骑上当地居民热情推荐的双人脚踏车,去探索一下鹿港镇繁密的寺庙古迹吧。历史悠久的天后宫是全台湾四大妈祖庙之一,古香古色的宗教建筑很有特点,妈祖庙里弥漫起阵阵香火,十分鼎盛,虔诚膜拜的人们吸引不少游客驻足观看。

神秘的“摸乳巷”

最后不得不带大家去探一探的就是摸乳巷,绝对是来到鹿港不容错过的精致小景点,然而,能够使得这条小巷在鹿港镇众多小巷里面脱颖而出的原因,应该是这个让人浮想联翩的名字吧。这条小巷的原型其实是拥有200年历史的防火巷,如今却因为有了这个非常形象的新名字而成了当地的网红小巷。这条小巷的宽度只有70厘米,只有一个人的宽度,万一遇到两人相遇的情况,就只好侧着贴身而过,因此戏称“摸乳巷”,这条巷子到底有多窄呢,好奇的朋友应该能在接下来的视频中找到答案啦。

会呼吸的高美湿地

离开了充满故乡情怀的鹿港小镇,再带大家去看看美到让人心醉的高美湿地吧,高美湿地也是高美野生动物保护区,位于清水大甲溪出海口的南边,面积广达701.3公顷,曾经的高美湿地是海水浴场,后来因为泥沙日渐淤积,逐渐形成了如今生态丰富的高美湿地。这里有着得天独厚的丰富自然资源,作为少数几处雁鸭集体繁殖区之一,在这里栖息生活的鸟类就多达120多种,想要欣赏美妙的湿地风光,并探寻野生动植物资源,这里绝对是最完美的去处了。早在来之前,从网络上看见高美湿地的照片就已经被深深打动了,无论是晴天还是阴天,都散发着最为纯天然且美丽动人的姿色,这片纯净的湿润净土还有着净化生态的作用,有着“地球之肺”的美名。其实这还是我第一次看见真正的湿地,茂密而翠绿的水生植物,潭水之上朦朦胧胧的蒸汽温柔的飘散,时而有可爱的小生灵出现在眼前,仿佛自己来到了另一个世界,一个纯净得不含一丝杂质的天堂。一开始我以为湿地上星星点点的白色是小石子,仔细一看,原来是小螃蟹们在搬家呀,叫不上名字的小银鱼活泼极了,在半土半水的湿地上,摆动着小脚边游边走。

为了最好的保护生物多样性,管理员还特意在湿地之上搭建了木头长廊给游客们走着观赏,这样在欣赏美景的同时也不会打扰到两旁辛勤忙碌着的小动物啦。远处映入眼帘的是两排巨大的风力发电车,巨大的叶片随风转动,壮观无比,在夕阳之下倒影在水面上,形成了迷人的剪影。我静静坐在长廊边,近距离感受大自然的呼吸和心跳,享受在风吹草动之中一望无际的湿地和那一份内心的平静。顺着木头长廊走向远方,扑面而来的是一片水光天色的盛景,我忍不住脱鞋脚踩进这片淤地,体会大自然的温度,泥滩上泛着浅浅的水波,泥土细腻不粘脚,于是我调皮的踏起小浪花,放任泥水溅到脚背,总觉得踏过了湿地的泥土和水花,才算是真正来过。

日月潭文武庙

这座雄峙于日月潭北面山麓的文武庙真的惊艳到了我,面朝黄昏下蓝紫色的日月潭风光,这座文武庙更加的凸显出非凡的气势,当灯光渐渐点亮,可以看到眼前浑厚辉煌的寺庙,仿佛是一座巍峨耸立的高大城堡,寺庙内金黄色的殿宇散发出光芒,神圣而炫丽,仿佛指引着我走上寺庙的石阶。一步步登上366级石阶,就可登抵,更可以远眺日月潭全景。台阶上刻有366天每日的日期,和当天出生的名人名字,值得细细观赏。不走进这座文武庙怎么会知道一山还比一山高,原来藏在寺庙石门之后是更深更高的庙宇,就这么依山层层修建,形势陡峻,非常的庞大。庙宇以金黄色调为主,雕梁画作独具匠心,细腻精致,庙宇之内也是香火繁盛,气势恢弘,富丽堂皇并且格调高雅,让人仿佛捕获一股心安的魔力。文武庙建立于1932年,奉祀了孔子、文昌帝君、关圣帝君及从祀诸神。殿前的紫色双龙戏珠石雕非常有特色,最有趣的是,在庙宇之内还提供了拍照的区域,可以举着各种有趣的牌子发挥无限的想象力和创造力。

逢甲观光夜市

台中市的逢甲夜市又称文华夜市,是全台湾最著名的观光夜市之一,来到这里最强烈的感受就是,这里好像是台中年轻人的聚集地,处处可见不可抵挡的青春活力,让人心跳加速,光看这个无比庞大的共享单车及机车停车场,就已经觉得相当壮观啦,周围有逢甲大学等不少院校,我想这里一定是大学生的最爱吧,惊喜的是在这里,我还找到了之前很喜欢玩的迷你KTV,曾经在steemit上用咪哒minik留下了许多充满旋律的快乐记忆。迷你KTV来到台湾生意依旧火爆呀,门口已经不少年轻人在排队咯。逢甲夜市给我最大的印象就是这群对于美食,充满激情和无限创造力的年轻人。夜市上大多数店铺介绍的美食应该都是他们自己的独特创新,比如我看到了豆浆红茶,炒面面包等等这些独具匠心的创意美食。

我想这也多亏了台中年轻人开放包容的心态,敢于尝试新鲜的创意,才得以激发了创意美食良性发展的大环境,给了这些独一无二的美食问世的好机会。这次偶遇街上一位小哥哥背着炒泡面的灯牌,于是决定鼓起勇气去尝试一下。让我意外的是,没想到传统的泡面用炒菜的方式这么一炒,变得格外好吃。用维力炸酱面,搭配上油锅爆炒的香葱,以及肉丝,包菜丝和萝卜丝快炒,打入生鸡蛋拌炒,配料丰富,口味鲜美极具特色,真叫人难忘呀。今天的台中文化美景及美食之旅就要告于段落啦,之后还有更多关于台湾的有趣旅游故事想要分享给大家。

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哇!這次介紹了好多地方啊!望穿秋水,終於看到你又發文了,沒想到一口氣可以看到這麼多精彩的景點。
我好喜歡鹿港古樸的建築和氛圍,讓我想起小時候回鄉下老家祭祖的熱鬧情景,那種人親土親的感覺,深刻刻在腦海。
過陣子我也要去日月潭,看到你拍的日月潭影像,忍不住讚嘆。雖然日月潭比不上大陸的大山大水,但是我總覺得日月潭微霧的清晨,有種難以言喻的氣質,彷彿多待一陣子,就可以沾上一身的仙氣。很期待再度造訪日月潭。
高美濕地我也好想去,可是這次恐怕是排不進行程,好可惜!看到你拍的濕地豐富的生態,好慶幸台灣還保有這樣的淨土。
謝謝你這次又帶來這麼多精彩的內容,也謝謝你把這麼美的台灣介紹給大家。

beautiful smile

and lovely photos....

You really are soo lovely lady.
Thank you for sharing your trips, those foods and the awesome places there in Taichung Taiwan

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thanks for taking an interest my dear, hope to see you more often :)

照片太美啦!

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谢谢你哟^^

Beautiful post as always and amazing photos..

这个视频好完整啊,老街,自然,传统文化,最后还有吃吃吃!

why you guys flagging my @sweetsssj post, this is a good article, it pissed me off.....

I don't get your point, have a life brother. You don't have the right to flag our Sweetsssj Post. She shared her world with us. Why don't you upvote and make a good comment? that's what she deserves.

Please stop flagging Sweetsssj post, Your Hurt as all.

Make yourself productive.

Please stop flagging on these women beautiful post.

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I was downvoted this week from a REP of 55 down to 51 for talking about a Dtube flaw or bug or something that I have been observing. So, yeah, I dislike it when people downvote, when they flag. If they have reasons or excuses or whatever, it would be great to hear about them. Upvoted. Thanks. I love Taiwan. I love this blogger. Reminds me of when I went to Vietnam. Thanks again.

simply beautiful, it is nice to be back my dear.

I love it.

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Always a pleasure mrblu, great to see you still active !

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The blocks here, the bricks, must tell a story for sure.

Sooooo cool!! :)

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Thats very beautiful and very nice I love your beautiful photos you look very sweet

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Time well spent!....:)...

when do you visit morocco , I wnt to meet you if you come

@sweetsssj ,My dear friend Desede more than a year ago that I saw your trips and each one is better than the other, I was surprised because you had been more than a month without knowing anything about you, but I see that you were having a great time in this new country, really that every photograph or video that you show is impressive, but for some time I wanted to tell you something, you are a very beautiful woman, your face is like few faces that I have seen of your culture, I hope not to offend you with what I want to express, but you without that amount of makeup you are a beautiful woman, naturally, you see a very angelic face, I know that perhaps where you come from is something that is demanded and that is the duty to be, but I just wanted to tell you that you do not need to have your white face to look beautiful.
Thank you for sharing with all of us your followers all these wonderful trips you do. I am impressed by the color of the landscapes you visited this time, they are all very beautiful.

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hi dear, I don't remember your friend, is he a steemian? Anyway, thank you for letting me know! Also the compliments are so kind my dear, I never really thought much about my face before, it's so easy to get lost when comparing to so many young and pretty girls in China nowadays!

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Awesome. Thanks for following her. Asia is amazing. I was in Vietnam. Upvoted.

@sweetsssj my cool asian friend.
You are sweet and beautiful.

Every time i see your post, my heart flutters and misses a beat.

Thank you so much for sharing this Dlive video and post.

I wish i could be as cool as you, ☹️ if only i haf the steempower tooooo.

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Yeah me too, skipping a beat for you too hehe. Upvoted.

very nice photography

enjoy

Beautiful location

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hello please follow me and get a delicious lebanese food
thank you

great photo! love it

Very good post .... 👍👍👍

Amazing photos, you did big work in the post!

Your work deserves great respect and praise. I seemed to be with you on an excursion. It's great! Thanks you!!!:)
@automation @banjo @cleverbot,

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What time our date gonna be?

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21.09.2018

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What do you need that information for?

Some of my favorite spots in the region ! =)
Are you coming to Tainan someday? We have the best food in Taiwan here, you can ask Dean ^^

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Man, this lady almost knows Taiwan more than I do... almost :-)

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Haha I'm sure she does.

Good post

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thanks miguel :)

你今天过的开心吗?这是哪里?你是谁?我为什么会来这边?你不要给我点赞不要点赞,哈哈哈哈哈哈。倘若你想让我隐形,请回复“取消”。

Hey Beck , Welcome to Taiwan!!! I'm Will , and my hometown is Homei ,it in Chunghua too :) hopefully we can meet in Chunghua in someday.
I love your video , they are really funny!! it seems like you are actually enjoy live here! I'm so glad you like Taiwan :)
I'll keep watching your videos , and I follow your facebook , instagram and follow your steemit already , keep filming more videos ,and I'm expecting it :)
Enjoy your life mam, take care !!

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very good !

I am glad that this again, I missed you so many days, but always surprising us with your great walks and tours around the world, showing us how wonderful each nation is with its cultures, its gastronomy. Congratulations for being back among all your fans

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hi exqueila, don't worry, I'm still very much here! I had quite a heavy travel schedule last month so didn't get round to posting, but will be largely active as before from now :)

Excited to share some new places I've visited recently!

So much to do and see in Taiwan. You always look like you have so much fun wherever you go.

Great to see the return of the FaceStamp. You have the right face for it.

I am also happy my entry gave you a laugh. I try to make up for my lack of dance talent by being crazy which I hope translates into being funny.

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I enjoyed your dance very much mightyblueberry! It is at the very least extremely entertaining and and very fun! Thanks for taking part, and sorry you didn't make top 3 this time!

That was big informatanaol post.i was really entertaining.thank you for shear wuth us.

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my pleasure mynulislam, make sure to follow for more! :)

I want to visit Taiwan looking at beautiful pictures kindly guide me to plan my tour for Taiwan

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Hopefully you'll find lots of content in my blogs if you decide to visit!

台湾旅游局应该颁发一个 最佳旅游介绍导游奖项给甜姐你

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哈哈哈,谢谢^^

really beautiful when closing your eyes and opening your eyes there.

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aww thank you dear!

wow so beautiful look n location

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Taiwan has never disappointed me whenever I visit, it's definitely very beautiful and well worth it!

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your blog & your contant realy good am so like very beautiful place n realy beautiful your look

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I gave you a vote!If you follow me, I will also follow you in return!

it is very beautiful place! enjoy traveling! welcome back to friend

You are too pretty for life! 💜
You look like a doll!:)
Love your pictures too, they are stunning! 💖

嘿~ 有舞蹈比赛?!
我让宝宝参加! 哈哈哈 可惜截止了……

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下次还会有哒,到时候通知你哈:)

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好好!谢谢!!

You are an amazing woman i want will be like you in steemit. I admired you ♡

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niacruz7 thanks so much! <3

I gave you a vote! If you follow me, I will also follow you in return!

What do you think about 台中 city?

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The city is quite modern actually, at-least compared to much of Taipei. I was really impressed as I wasn't expecting that at all. Sadly, I didn't get too much time to explore the city itself, more of the points of interests just outside and around it.

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OK. It sounds like you don't like Taipei that much, lol.

When will you Come India ???

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I certainly will! And you'll all be the first to know when I do :)

Your posts are always over the top! It's like reading a whole Travel Magazine from cover to end. So many great photos, too!

Excellent work, @sweetsssj!!! 😄

Well I would like to thank u because from ur post I got to know how to post traveling blog.

Keep entertaining 😋

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You're welcome uccakash!

Another awesome travel video from you @sweetsssj always so colorful and as usual the food looks delicious I missed you over this past month of not posting, so glad to see you back ! A big congrats to all the Dance winners, Great job!! Upped earlier now resteemed!💕👏👏👏👏

Wow girl! But you are not wasting your time at all!
I love that I get the chance to discover so many amazing places through your posts, most of them being added on my bucket list straight away! :)
Also congratulations to all the winners!
And I noticed that one of your tags is dlive, I thought I will let you know if you didn't find out yet but they are stepping back of steem..

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Hey gabriela, it's been quite a packed summer travelling schedule, and even more to come, but i'm excited to share a few other locations in upcoming posts! Also about dlive, I actually found out about the incident only after I posted, needless to say I will no longer be posting on dlive.

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Hey! I'm happy to see that there are going to come even more posts which I'm sure will leave me speechless. I'm also happy that you had a great summer! ♥️
Oh, and yes.. about Dlive. I'm in the same situation and need to find a new family for my travel videos but we will figure it out sooner or later, I guess.
Stay safe in your journeys! 😃

Beautiful

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janan, thank you! :)

What a magical tour! Thanks, @sweetsssj !

Beautiful place! I will be visiting Taiwan in November for the first time! Maybe I will visit this area but I am definitely going to Tan Shui!

Again with the amazing videos/photographs! Taiwan is such a beautiful country, I'll definitely come visit soon! The wind sweeping the fields was so dreamlike. I love your extraordinary shots, although I think you must be itching for the Mavic Pro now hehe. Love the fantastic editing and colour grading is top notch. You didn't post much about the food - do you have plan to release a short mini video about the food you had in Taiwan? I'd love to see them!

However, Thanks thank you for sharing a little adventure, especially, you have show many beautiful shots which really fascinate me.

Spectacular view @sweetsssj
Thanks again

This post made me want to visit Taichung City!!! Amazing :)

It's amazing how in three minutes you're a trend, I'll see your post carefully is a job that you have to look at carefully so far I give you my vote. Greetings and my regards.

This video is so beautiful and charming, enjoy every bit of it ~ Thank you for sharing these fabulous location to us. I'm very happy with the 2nd place means a lot to me! Thanks for picking me

So cool seeing you do Dlives now as well!

again a great video. Pictures great shot enjoy so much

very well

I really have view of Taiwan as tech city & no chance of ant greenery. Lukang old street shows old culture of taiwan.with temples,eating places. gaomei wetland shows taiwan greenery .I really want to visit it. Is taichung city follow the same tradition as china @sweetsssj ?

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Good question gaurang, Taichung has quite different vibes to most of China but that's not to say you won't find similar places in China as well - after all, China is a very vast place and full of the same originating culture.

so nice apu and good post

This is super cool!

awesome !!!

Hey!! So glad you're back!! We missed you!!!

哈哈哈。我是书签了你所有台湾的游记,很有用,鹿港小镇真美啊。
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题图超美真的!

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哇好感动,好开心你喜欢我的游记,希望也能对你的旅行有所帮助哟^^

Yes! I have searched so much at steemit after someone good Blogger about Taiwan because my son is from there.. Thanks for a really good post and I will keep follow you

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甜心姐,你的帖子就是主页上的一股清流!有些无赖无视那些主页上的垃圾却来踩你真是不公平。放心,我们都在看,都在支持你

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谢谢你们@stabilowl @mrspointm,很感谢和感动你们这样坚定的支持:)

好漂亮!人美,景也美!

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谢谢你的喜欢哟^^

such a great place as always,enjoy the travel and keep safe always..

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thanks bien!

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My Pleasure friend!

I liked it very much. Beautiful photos, good article. Thank you

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I liked it very
Much. Beautiful photos, good
Article. Thank you

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甜心姐对mrpointp的舞蹈评论好有心呢~ 手动笔芯ღ

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谢谢mrpointp积极并且认真的参与,很帅气的舞姿哟,不过很抱歉这次没能选到前三,以后我会多多举办这样的比赛,还有机会,加油^^

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好的,我们一定会支持并参加的。😊

Thank you for taking me on such a wonderful trip. I would love to visit the countries in that part of the world; however, at this time, we are still trying to see all of where we live. Therefore, I will happily live vicariously through your adventures.

I am blown away by the colors in your photos! This country has some of the most beautiful artwork and they use color as if it were a celebration. I really appreciate you sharing the photos.

Thank you again,
Ren

Thank you for taking me on such a wonderful trip. I would love to visit the countries in that part of the world; however, at this time, we are still trying to see all of where we live. Therefore, I will happily live vicariously through your adventures.

I am blown away by the colors in your photos! This country has some of the most beautiful artwork and they use color as if it were a celebration. I really appreciate you sharing the photos you have chosen to share because they seem to be a good amount of the culture there. I especially love the Chest Touching Alley! What a neat bit of history!

Thank you again.
Ren

You are looking fabulous :)

I love your country! People are very lovelyC72_C1_FF0_C6_AC_4084_8_C70_75_CE51_EF1273.jpg

How cute! Great photos or travel as always.

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I love read you.

I just have a question... Why are some people downvoting you? All I see from you is good posting? Do you know the reason?

❤💁 HI @sweetsssj , all ready commentd and upped your fantastic post earlier , wanted to add that i'm so glad @mrchef111 won FIRST PLACE I really loved his entry!!
🙏🐶❤ If you get a chance to , please check out my latest post about my Dog "Brain" who was recently injured ! your kind support and prayers would be SOOOOOOO MUCH APPRECIATED! THANK YOU, LOVE YOU!❤🐶🙏
https://steemit.com/dog/@karenmckersie/our-loveable-dog-brain-injury-and-overwhelming-vet-bill

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thanks karen! I know how important your furry family is -- I have a few of my own! Hope things can get better soon !

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AWE ! Thanks so much @sweetsssj for your kind reply and prayers, its much appreciated! ❤🐶🙏

你去哪里都找到小猫咪。

you look so lovely and kind

Nice content. Follow me, Check my blog Upvote, Comment, and Resteem. And I'll do the same. Thanks.

Coool! Hiking trail in Taichung is also very awesome!

I love Taiwan and love that cat and love that GIF of you stepping into the beach water. Wow, awesome dance contest too. Beautiful. Upvoted.

此生一定要去一次,不论以任何理由(^__^) 嘻嘻……

Hi sweetssj
After a long time, your post. You look beautiful in the vlog. awesome video. Enjoy dear.

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Thanks avirush2018, cute picture!

@ sweetsssj i am with yooo