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The "horror" of Taiwan temples

I was perusing missionary blogs the other day — as if the heat of a Taiwan summer wasn’t soporific enough already — and stumbled across this brilliant insight:
Among other things, I shared with the nurse that the initial reaction to the idols that many of us foreigners have when seeing them for the first [...]

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In and Around Tainan

Another week with three days spent in photogenic Tainan — only this time I brought my son down with me to enjoy the sights and keep me company. (As always, clicking on any picture will take you its Flickr page and my photos of Taiwan).

On Monday we visited the Dutch era Forts Provintia (Chih Kan [...]

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Nankunshen Temple, Beimen, Tainan

The massive gate of the temple.
On Wednesday John from The Real Taiwan and his lovely wife and daughter, Fili from Filination, and myself went up to the gigantic Nankunshen Temple in Beimen township on the northernmost edge of Tainan county. (Fili’s tale is on his top blog.)(John on the Real Taiwan)

Because we are bloggers, immediately [...]

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The Matsu Temple in Dajia

It’s hard to believe, but there was a sunlit world here not barely a week ago. To help you all remember the World Without Rain, here are some pics from the Saturday trip of Jason, Andrew, his wife Joyce, and myself to Dajia to visit the famous Matsu Temple there, one of the island’s most [...]

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Temples and Alleys of Tainan

A couple of weeks ago I had a couple of hours to walk around Tainan’s alleys and take still more pics. Haven’t had a chance to put up many pictures this week, so brace yourself while I indulge. Here my friend Peter Huston makes sure I don’t see anything indecent before we set out on [...]

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