Headed for Pingxi 平溪

If Bangkok is the place I think of when I want a short reprise from work, then Taiwan (and its many cities) is the place I think of when I want to take slow, long walks and photograph the small details of ordinary life.

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TAIPEI | 好氏品牌研究室

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Of all the cafes I have been to, anywhere, this is one of those I remember most vividly. It’s the kind of place that takes you away from reality temporarily. It has a bit of everything in almost the right amounts – nothing too whimsical or clinical, too bright or too dark – yet overall, maybe a little over-curated in places, but still oozing with character.

I’ve been saving these pictures for a good day, but I got carried away, and it has been perhaps two years since I visited this café and design store in Taipei. But, it is still there (I checked their FB page to be sure), although I am not sure how it has evolved since.

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Memories of Jeju island

Jessie and I got lost while navigating the Jeju Olle trail (those were the days we did not rely on mobile data to find our way, but intensive pre-planning work, physical maps and road signs). But the beautiful scenery accompanying us on our long walk made up for it more than twice over. 

Canon A1/ Tudor xlx 200 (expired)
Mamiya 500 DTL/ Kodak Colorplus 200 (last 2 photos)

JEJU | Going up Hallasan

Spring starts earlier in Jeju, so by the time we took the Yeongsil Trail up Hallasan in late Apr, it was already too late to see the pink azaleas that dress the mountain up for spring every year. Still, good exercise we had there!