Beaches near Taichung: Daan Beach

First, you have to know, there’s very few beaches near Taichung, and there’s not easy to access (no bus, you have to search for it by car, during more than one hour from Taichung City).

Second, Daan’s Beach has been closed to public during 8 years, due to toxic reject in the sea (yeah, awesome…), and has been reopened recently. Hence, there’s no way you can find some hot spot around; the few building here are disused.

It actually looks like a ghost beach.
A grey sad ghost beach.

The water is way too warm and you can walk from 500km from the shore, the grey fine sand, it’s always very windy and you catch all this sand in the face.

There are some small grey crabs, but not nasty, they hide in the sand’s small holes.

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What to do in Taichung : Yizhong Street

Yizhong Street is a bunch of narrow streets full of small shops.

Do not search for quality here, just useless stuff, trinkets odd and ends (that sort of things), chintzy clothes, accesories, cheap electronic stuff, street foods and drinks, and other things that I even don’t know the use (or if there’s any use)…

You can go there until late night, just avoid the weekend, too crowded.

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This is not fahsion blog, but you must know that fashion here in Taiwan is somehow… quaint.

All is stamped with kitsch florals and fashy childish prints, and above of it, badly crafted made clothes. Look both has-been and boorish.

The Fashion has here a je ne sais quoi de tragicomic.

There’s some shops that only sell blatant fake eyelash, fake gaudy coloured contact lenses… They’ve just so lost me.

(and it’s better I stop my observation right here and not comment this kind of ‘shoes’…) :mrgreen:
Yizhong street Taichung chaussure moche fashion fail

Here a “Gothic Lolita” store… Funny to look.

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There’s too, Chung Yo, very near. It’s a mall with all European expensive brands, I didn’t like so much, it’s all about prentending and overcosumption.

Seems there’s a big library at the top (10th floor), but I haven’t found something special in it: it’s mostly boring, plain, useless books. You won’t have any change to find a great awesome book there!

This mall (like all the other), just worth for the air conditioner.

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NB: people, just come here with a lot of clothes.

Travel and Study in Taiwan : landing in Taipei!

Picture from Paris CDG airport.

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Landing in Taipei !

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Finally arriving in Taïwan after 13H30 flying !

I had to arrive 3H before departure in Paris, but as Paris is not my hometown, I had to take the train in Lyon to arrive on time at the airport.

The travel lasted around 20 hours! And Yes, it was exhausting!

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Daxi Old Street (was damn warm and crowded).

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Daxi old street temples strategicalblog Taoyuan

Zhongzheng Memorial Park, in Taipei.

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