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I arrived in Paris this morning and will leaving for Casablanca in a few hours. There’s little to say about the journey except that all is well; it’s a long journey and there are two flights more to come, but I should be landing in Niger in 17 hours and arrive in Zinder some 24 hours after that. While I sat waiting at the Paris airport, I went through the recent image archives and picked out some highlights from our six week long stay in Taiwan:

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…Home-made Taiwanese food! Delicious and crisp – I loved how they often served a number of smaller dishes instead of one larger casserole…

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…The delicious lattes made of real milk… lovely!

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…The beautiful egrets of the Dahu lake,

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…fruit tea! This was something we had never tried before coming to Taiwan and it was lovely!

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…”Bandit” and his wonderful family, whom we stayed with for nearly four weeks,

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…The reliable MRT system, which was always on time and took us around the just about the whole city!

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…The inquisitive squirrels who inhabits the gardens of the Chan Kai Shek Memorial Hall

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…The beautiful visuals of traditional Chinese outfits… (I only went window shopping however as my budget could not allow anything else…)

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…Noodles in all forms, shapes and combinations…

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…the stunningly beautiful mountain areas far from Taipei city…

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…not to forget the clever city dogs of Taipei who knew how to cross the streets using the traffic lights (and there were many of them!)…

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There are definitively many things I will take with me in my heart, and having been to Taiwan twice now, I have gone to know the country much better, and I don’t think my visit this year will be the last!

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That said, time has flown away again and it is now time for me to board the plane. See you in a bit!