Saturday, April 28, 2012

Taiwan National University

by Pa Rock
Valerie strolling along a bicycle parking lot outside of the
Eternal Tourist

Valerie and I decided to visit Taiwan National University while we were in Taipei.  Before we had even walked onto the campus she made friends out in the street with an older gentleman named C.H. "Andrew" Liu.  Andrew, who lives in Montreal, Canada, was born in Taiwan to a doctor and his wife who had many children.   Andrew had returned to Taiwan for his 50th college reunion.  He showed us much of the campus, including where to buy tee-shirts, and then bought us coffee before strolling off to attend his reunion.  It turns out that Andrew is a terrific pen pal, and I receive regular emails from him.

A large banyan tree (in background) on campus
The university is as large as a major American university.  Most of the students, however, appear to get to and from school by bicycles and motor scooters, unlike their American counterparts who prefer to drive.  We were there on a weekend so there were not nearly as many students on campus as we would have encountered on a weekday.

We had a very good time seeing Taiwan National University.   Enjoy the photos!

Valerie meeting Andrew outside of the university

Valerie Seitz and Andrew Liu on campus
A campus building
Another university building
Campus stores
Student store where we bought tee-shirts
Coffee break with the three caballeros
A parking lot for motor scooters 
Another campus building
Undoubtedly a dormitory
More bicycles and another campus building
Valerie and Andrew strolling along the campus
More of the campus
A snack bar
A campus alleyway
You can ride my bi-cycle!
Banyan trees and hanging moss - very Gothic!
A guest cottage?

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