Our monthly “meat and greet” brought us to lovely Zurich Enge these days.
I really start loving these time-lapse movies. Check this amazing video created by Cornel Suter. It shows clouds playfully moving encircled by the mountains of Schwyz valley.
May be it is getting colder even faster in the cosy rural areas of Switzerland, making the frozen landscape especially worthwhile a stroll taking some pictures.
Probably this view does not require any comments.
Got to improve my photo shop skills! Great photo retouch images by Erik Johansson
When you see the youtube loading circle, make sure the focus is on the flashplayer (click it if not) and hit any arrow-key, and enjoy a game of snake.
Back in Shanghai and in zhongtan road in April 2012, I was wondering if and how it changed… Lot of things changed. The buildings got renovated, restaurants got refurnished, a Starbucks moved in. The site could be in any other western city. The only constant seems to be the beloved street food, found after sunset at the same places as 2009. The only difference is that they now have some tiny tables and stools for convenient consummation of your recently cooked meal.
By accident, I met some IAESTE fellows, they still have a flat somewhere around there.
Related galleries from 2009:
Renting a bike in Taipei is pretty east, yet I could not find any helpful information in the internet.
Taiwanese people are passionate about cycling and I am sure that it is an emerging sport and tourist attraction in Taiwan. Therefore I wanted to try it myself and explore the country by bicycle.
Giant is the the major bicycle manufacturer in Taiwan and provides good value for the money. Go to this (major) store (get off at the East Nanjing Road metro station) in Taipei, and just ask them for a bike. They will very likely be able to speak English. Note that they might have no bike available in that store at the time of your arrival, so give them a call beforehand. Maybe you are sent to another store.
Note that you can return your bike in many of the stores around the island free of charge. They will provide you a list with the stores! (not in English.) But they offered me to call them in case of any problems.
The quality of the bike was ok. I had a minor issue with a fender.
Furthermore while googling the topic, I stumbled upon this guy, haven’t tried his services though: