Sunday, August 30, 2009

[ Beijing ] Belly Dance at 新疆 Restaurant

Belly Dance at 新疆(Xinjiang) Restaurant in Beijing back street

Saturday, August 29, 2009

[Beijing] Back street in Beijing

Friday, August 28, 2009

[Taipei] Back street in Taipei

The night scene of back street in Taipei middle town.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

[ Jinmen ] How to get the map of Jinmen island

I can't look up the map of 金門島 [Jinmen island] in the website. It is easy to know why that. Jinmen island is the front-line base of battle only ten years before. In the Jinmen airport we can get the Jinmen maps, and it's free.

Both 厦門 [Xiamen] and 金門 [Jinmen] seem to be islands of same size. Try to compare it a little. Amoy Island is about 12.5km East-West and north-south about 14km, Jinmen Island is about 18.5km East-West, north-south about 15km. The Jinmen island have a shape took 0.6% reduction in Japanese 四国島[Shikoku] (East-West 240km north and south 180km) . The airport that there is 高知[Kochi] of 土佐[Tosa] and the ferry that is around 伊予[Iyo] of the 瀬戸内海[Seto inland sea].
But it is an island pretty very small.

Monday, August 24, 2009

[ xiamen ] The construction continues without a holiday

It is the development district of the Ferry terminal. Construction is pushed forward rapidly. There is no rest for 24 hours. The sister-in-law of Xiamen [廈門] lives in the high-rise apartment seen in the right-side end.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

[Xiamen / China] Ferry terminal of Xiamen

A sea voyage for 45 minutes to Xiamen. Dongdu ferry terminal looking from my sheet is the first time. I went through the Customs clearance procedure in a place without humanity, greatly and barbarously. The entry is different from a Taiwanese and a Chinese, and a foreigner needs a normal procedure.

I passed a gate, there was a friend, and she picked me up.

[today's photos-1] I was looking at Dongdu ferry terminal from the guest room of the ship. Photos images were no so good because it was just a dirty window and a wave spray and a darkness of sunset.
[today's photos-2] I settle in the service apartment and I appear in the balcony and photograph it. By the way, it is a room on the 30th floor this time.
[today's photos-3] Dongdu ferry terminal shines in lighting it up at night.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

[Jinmen / Taiwan] Ferry terminal of Jinmen

Passage from a terminal to a ship were very narrow. I try to take a photo of port. I leaned forward and was taken some photos of the port and the ship which is anchoring. This port will not need to anchor a big ship, is small one, so cozy and calm down. Although a typhoon approached from behind, I do not see the crest of a wave. Surely I will enjoy a calm sea voyage.

Friday, August 21, 2009

[Jinmen / Taiwan] The both sides of the straits

「小三通」(Xiao Santong) to be able to come and go directly in China and Taiwan came to be applied to the foreigner in the latter half of last year. However, the foreigner user is still few. It was only one passing person to the ship that I had boarded. It replaced the name and it was recorded "Japan" in the tag of luggage. 東渡埠頭(Dongdu Warf) in Xiamen is in the front of that I dwell in a service apartment before.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

[Jinmen / Taiwan] Noodle of Jinmen Island

It is a special product, handmade Taiwanese noodle of Jinmen Island. A taste that Xiamen in Mainland China is thick and a greasy meal. But when I return to Taipei I could took a special handmade noodle in the souvenir shop in Jinmen Island. My mouth smiled.