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Taiwan Hualien Carnival

10 March 2017

Surprise carnival

Not many photos this evening, I actually did 40,000 steps in the gorge earlier today, so I did not have much strength left. I did however manage to stumble onto a huge carnival like area down by the seaside, where carnivals belong.
It wasnt really like the typical Taiwanese night market, it was far too spacious, and there were rides, rides that looked really dangerous, including a push bike attached to a counter weighted pole that you could ride around a loop on. Unfortunately as I set up to take a photo of someone using it they turned the lights off and made everyone go away. Was my camera the reason?

I still dont really understand how Hualien has so much of everything despite having a small population. Maybe its the army and air force bases that are nearby, there are F16's doing circuits at the nearby airport, I might go check them out tomorrow.

Now for a few fairly boring pictures, I took enough earlier. Shut up.

Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - Surprise carnival. They have machine guns that fire pellets, and real bow and arrows. A lot of the places are advertising themselves as aboriginal in

Surprise carnival. They have machine guns that fire pellets, and real bow and arrows. A lot of the places are advertising themselves as aboriginal in some way.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - There were many such plastic bomb shelter food seating areas - a good idea, one of the reasons I dont like food trucks is there is never anywhere to s

There were many such plastic bomb shelter food seating areas - a good idea, one of the reasons I dont like food trucks is there is never anywhere to sit and eat your food. In Australia the average food truck meal is $30.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - I was soaking up the carnival atmosphere. There is no rain, its bone dry, and yet many people still have their umbrellas up. Habit? Fear of sudden dow

I was soaking up the carnival atmosphere. There is no rain, its bone dry, and yet many people still have their umbrellas up. Habit? Fear of sudden downpour? Use as a weapon? It should be illegal.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - I was mildly offended by the Indian chief, I mean, Taiwanese aboriginal chief.

I was mildly offended by the Indian chief, I mean, Taiwanese aboriginal chief.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - In amongst it all they have a heap of old planes, tanks, missiles, guns. This is the F-5 tiger, as seen in Apocolypse Now dropping napalm. No such act

In amongst it all they have a heap of old planes, tanks, missiles, guns. This is the F-5 tiger, as seen in Apocolypse Now dropping napalm. No such action today.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - A little bit away from the carnival is an aboriginal handicrafts market. If you want a polished rock, go here.

A little bit away from the carnival is an aboriginal handicrafts market. If you want a polished rock, go here.


Taiwan-Hualien-Carnival - And finally, as always, my dinner. Exactly what I wanted, Japanese curry, in Taiwan. I chose the one with the most vegetables, and got to choose the l

And finally, as always, my dinner. Exactly what I wanted, Japanese curry, in Taiwan. I chose the one with the most vegetables, and got to choose the level of heat, I chose the top level of course, and it was delicious.


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