[ 新店碧潭 ] The After Thoughts – 5/5


I think what made this tour different from the previous one was that we had a talk about how historical site and cultural history should be perceived in the rapidly modernizing place where people’s personal interests conflicts with the need to preserve things that documents the history of Taiwan. We see changes all over the place, but is it truly better than what was once there before? When we attempt to restore things, are we truly preserving it or are we destroying it? What are people’s…


attitude toward presering bits of national history? Is it easier to connect monetary value and economic advantages with preserving and promoting local historic sites to visitors from other places/countries to raise locale’s awareness of the importance of history? There is so much to think about. We have a long way to go.


Others’ BBQ stand kinda caught on fire… hahaha. They said they put too much bacon on it.  The fat & oil from bacons just kinda fueled the the whole thing.. (which was proved when we threw a bacon roll that we accidentally dropped on the floor into the pile of burning charcoal below and it actually burnt longer than the regular charcoal).


Our drawing on the cap before we dyed it with natural plants and cooked it.


Outside of the small shrine of the local guardian (土地公廟) where we BBQed, ate & did our plant-dye DIY.


The special tree we came across in the “countryside”-like part of the area. Little purple blossoms like cherry blossoms at another time of the year.


Time to go home.
We got on the little boat powered by one boatman with a large paddle and crosse the lake (with our rented bikes).

More photos on ->> MY FLICKR.
Youth Travel in Taiwan Tour – Taipei Quchidao 台北屈尺道-雙潭水岸聚落樂逍遙

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