Xiao Liu Qiu

Xiao Liu Qiu (or known as Little Liuqiu,¬†Lambai Island, Lamay Island)¬†is a small coral island off the southwest coast of Taiwan. I heard about if from Vanida, a lovely French woman I met in a Bunnan village while travelling in Yushan park. The island is known for its clear water, amazing coral reefs, sandy beaches,Continue reading “Xiao Liu Qiu”

Of Dragons and Tigers, and Fo Guang Shan

My previous post the Ode to the Lotus at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake in Kaohsiung asks to be followed by photos and descriptions of my visit to the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and Spring and Autumn Pavilions on the said lake, as well as an amazing afternoon at Fo Guang Shan Monastery and Buddha Museum aContinue reading “Of Dragons and Tigers, and Fo Guang Shan”

Ode to the Sublime Lotus

I just returned from a visit to Kaohsiung and the tiny island of Liuqiu on Taiwan’s south-west coast… and have to post this brief visual ode to the heavenly lotus plant in all its stages. Posts on other sights in Kaohsiung and Little Liuqiu will follow in time. Lotuses are just so fresh on myContinue reading “Ode to the Sublime Lotus”