Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (1)

Hi there!!! It has been a while since I wrote on my blog as I have been busy and also was on the road.

My last recent trip was to Taiwan (yup again!) but this trip was much longer and I stayed over the weekend. This time I managed to visit 3 small outskirt towns away from Taipei where I had to take bus from where I was staying to Taipei then another 45 to 1 hr train ride to Ruifang to catch another train on the PingXi train line.

On the day I travelled, it was a wet and gloomy day. Had to wait under the rain with an umbrella to catch a bus.


This is the Taipei Central Station where the HSR, local trains and MRT converged. Colourful lockers at the station.

Taipei ticket counter. .


Arrived at Ruifang station to change line to the PingXi line to Houtong for my first stop


… and this is the colourful train on the PingXi line to my first stop.


Upon arrival in Huotong, I was greeted by cats and lots of cats around. In fact there is a street or place for the cats there and you could see the visitors mostly local visitors from Taiwan feeding them…. and yes the cats are all well fed!! Lol


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Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (34)

This is my last posting on Turkey and also the last night in Istanbul, Turkey. Still walking at the Spice Bazaar and it is getting late evening.


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A beautiful night shot of the mosque with the moon at the background.

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For dinner time, we were brought to a restaurant that not only served but but also the Turkish dances and performances.
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Welcome back…

Still walking around the outside of Spice Bazaar.

Saw this shop selling all the cooking utensils…. filled till the brim and even outside the shop.

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A pose for the photo….

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More colourful sight…..

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Very unique stall….

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Join me for my last post on Turkey which is coming next.

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Aside from inside the Spice Bazaar, we also took the chance to walk outside the bazaar along the back alley behind and beside the bazaar … and boy!! there were even more things to see and pictures to shoot.

See for yourself what I have captured…….

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Haha..not sure this man approves of me taking the photo or he was posing for it.

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more spices outside the bazaar

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one of the back alley….

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and there were a lot of people walking there especially the locals. Guess the tourist were all caught up inside the bazaar.

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Locals eating outside a small stall and I believe they were having the famous apple tea.

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Lots of weird and curious things that you can find here.

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Still walking near the Galata Bridge which spans the Golden horn in Istanbul, we saw lots of people sitting on small stools and having their meals.

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Shots under the Galata Bridge.

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An evening shot of the Yeni Cami Mosque.

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Ferries lining up to take tourist on the Bosphorus Bridge.

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A shot of 2 Turkish lady walking outside the Spice Bazaar.

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Entrance of the Spice Bazaar.

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Still wallking in the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul…..

more spices to choose from…..

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Moving outside the Spice Bazaar is the a new Mosque; Yemi Cami

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Lots of cheese to choose from…

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Lots of people….. tourists and locals shopping outside the Spice Bazaar.

Walking across the busy using the underground pedestrian by-pass tunnel heading to the Galata Bridge where you can find people eating near the pier where you can catch a ferry for a tour on the Bosphorus Straits.

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