It’s time to connect! Let’s see what’s happening in the outdoor world in China and Taiwan for the past couple weeks.
- Penghu, one of the destinations where LittlePo Adventures runs trips, is selected as one of the top 10 “the world’s best secret islands” by Lonely Planet – via Taiwan Today. To see the complete list, click here.
- Icey Tsui, a Taiwanese photographer, has published a 2011 calendar featuring 13 high resolution images of mountains in Taiwan. The names of the peaks are spelled out in every landscape photo – via Tsui’s blog. To download the images for personal use, please click here (1680×1050) or here (1400×1050)
- Steve Cook, a Taiwan guidebook author, talks about what souvenirs to get in Taiwan – via his personal blog. (Note from Little Po: A pair of Blue-whites is the most authentic!) In another article, he describes the beautiful east coast of Taiwan, where I used to go when I needed to take a break from the city, Taipei. Read the article, click here.
- 110-page “A Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan” (pdf format) – via Taiwanderful.
- Excellent food blogger, Kian Lam Kho, talks about the struggle the street vendors in Chengdu Sichuan face in dealing with the authorities – via Red Cook. (Background info: Sichuanese cuisine is one of the eight representative regional Chinese cuisines. It is well known for its rich flavor, and its excitingly spicy and numb taste. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has a reputation as the snack food capital of China. It is also a hub for LittlePo Adventures Trekking the Oriental Alps expedition.)
- Enjoy a quick video of climbing in Yangshuo – via 8a.nu. To watch the video on vimeo, click here. (subtitle: American rock climber Keller Rinaudo checks in from Yangshuo China and discusses his project China Climb 5.14b) (Note: LittlePo runs trips in Yangshuo in the fall, check out the event page – Action Yangshuo, an Immersion in Southern)