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Natural Chengdu

Chengdu, China


AM: Herb Museum, DuFu poetry garden.
PM: Xin Hua book store.


permalink written by  Benjamin Satterfield on March 22, 2005 from Chengdu, China
from the travel blog: China Tour Spring 2005
tagged Herbs, Books, BookStore, Museum, Dufu, Poetry and XinHua

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Lijiang's Ancient Culture

Lijiang, China


Full day Black Dragon Pool park and Dongba Institute; Museum of Naxi Culture. Nice day outdoors in the high altitude sun. You can see Jade Dragon Snow Mountain all day with it's snowy peaks.

permalink written by  Benjamin Satterfield on March 26, 2005 from Lijiang, China
from the travel blog: China Tour Spring 2005
tagged Park, Mountain, Museum, Hiking, Naxi, Dongba, BlackDragonPool and JadeDragonSnowMountain

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Tai Power Museum 台電南展館

Nuclear Power Plant 3 in Kenting 核三廠 , Taiwan


2007-07-10 13:31. BA Tai Power Museum with no English tour guides so one or two people translated for the rest.

2007-07-10 14:59. BW

台電南展館
Tai Power Museum
Nuclear Power Plant 3 in Kenting 核三廠

Various alternative or renewable energy sources were on display inside and outside.


permalink written by  monex on July 10, 2007 from Nuclear Power Plant 3 in Kenting 核三廠 , Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Museum and TaiPower

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National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

National Palace Museum (Taiwan) 國立故宮博物院, Taiwan


2007-07-15 12:56. BA National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院

2007-07-15 13:09. In Lobby of National Palace Museum, dividing us into groups for guided tours. No cameras allowed.

2007-07-15 17:11. BL

國立故宮博物院
National Palace Museum
地址:11143台北市士林區至善路二段221號 電話:+886-2-2881-2021
221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2; Shih-lin, Taipei, 11143, TAIWAN Tel:+886-2-2881-2021

http://www.npm.gov.tw

故宮博物院 pronounced: gu4 gong buo2 wu4 yuan4

Directions:
http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/visiting/transportation/transportation.htm

permalink written by  monex on July 15, 2007 from National Palace Museum (Taiwan) 國立故宮博物院, Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Museum and NationalPalace

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National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館

National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館, Taiwan


2007-07-18 09:02. BA

2007-07-18 09:31. Two-storey high reconstruction of an 11th century Water-powered Armillary (Sphere) and Celestial (Globe) Tower 水運 儀象臺

2007-07-18 10:40. Thermal Imaging camera in a human biology exhibit.

2007-07-18 11:15. BL

國立自然科學博物館
National Museum of Natural Science

Taichung City

40453台中市北區館前路一號

+886-4-23226940

http://www.nmns.edu.tw

permalink written by  monex on July 18, 2007 from National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館, Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Museum, NaturalScience, CelestialGlobe and Thermal

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History museum called Taiwan Historica 中興新村國史館

Zong Xing Xin Village 南投市 中興新村 , Taiwan


2007-07-18 15:21. BA

2007-07-18 17:07. BL

中興新村國史館
Taiwan Historica
Nantou City


南投市中興新村光明一路252號
No. 252, Kwang-min 1st Rd., Chunshin Village, Nantou City
http://www.th.gov.tw/

This is north area of Nantou City

permalink written by  monex on July 18, 2007 from Zong Xing Xin Village 南投市 中興新村 , Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Museum, Zeelandia, Taiwan, Historica and Model

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Sheyao (Snake Kiln Cultural Area) 水里蛇窯文化園區

Sheyao (Snake Kiln Cultural Area) 水里蛇窯文化園區, Taiwan


2007-07-20 12:43. Off the bus and start walking uphill. We were offered some small wine/rice mixture sample by a lady at a roadside stall in the middle of nowhere.

2007-07-20 13:00. Film presentation before we divided into different groups for guided tours of the snake-like kiln and ceramics museum displays.

2007-07-20 14:23. BL

水里蛇窯文化園區
Roughly translates as
Snake Kiln Cultural Park Area in Shuili

Address
南投縣水里鄉頂崁村頂崁巷41號
553 Nantou County Shueili Township 頂崁村

Offical site not working:
http://www.snakekiln.com.tw/

Info from:
http://0492770967.travel-web.com.tw/

Map to Sheyao, from another travel site
http://553.travel-web.com.tw/images/Web/0011001_61_Map.gif




permalink written by  monex on July 20, 2007 from Sheyao (Snake Kiln Cultural Area) 水里蛇窯文化園區, Taiwan
from the travel blog: 2007 Overseas Compatriot Youth Taiwan 5th Study Tour (2007海外青年台灣觀摩團第5梯次)
tagged Museum, Snake, Ceramics, Shuili, Sheyao and Kiln

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Munich_The Toy's Museum on Munich piazza.

Munich, Germany


I visited my friend who is in Munich 3 years ago. I also visited some cities of Europe . I like that traveling, so i am going to visit Europe next year again . I like Europe and Munich beer, even some German don't speak English or Chinese.:P

My first Europe trip blog is about The Toy's Museum on Munich pizza. Well, i'd never known there is a Toy's Museum before i've been there. As i know, most of museums are about art or histoy stories.

This museum is very small, the building looks like a lighthouse.If you dont read the sign you might miss it to visit.

The conservator is middleaged woman.she is very kind and she always has smiling on her face. When she saw me,she asked me if I was a student. I said no.....Its very entertaining, each time when i visited museums or some place where need to buy tickets, they always ask me if i am a student, even when i am in China! well, I really hope i am still a student , then i can save my money.... BUT I AM NOT!!.:p

....WHEN I TOOK THE PICTURES, IT MADE ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD.....




permalink written by  summer on September 5, 2008 from Munich, Germany
from the travel blog: 20 DAYS IN EUROPE
tagged Museum, Germany, Europe, Munich and Toy

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The Boat across and Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden


Mark, hope this one works better... It's appropriate for the Finland post only though

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jgTyVkpJY3g

After hitting up the internet cafe for the previous entry we walked down to the port and jumped on our accomodation for the next 15 hours or so i.e. the boat across to Sweden.

We got on on the 7th deck, even though we were staying in the cheapest possible rooms on the 2nd deck... The boat was massive, it went up to about 13 decks... We knew that we would be safe from the seasickness of the Osaka to Shanghai debacle...

We were, we stayed up and had a few bevvies, slept and were awoken by the captain telling us we were an hour and a half from port...

We arrived at the hostel which was a former prison after following the directions (well written, but they underestimated the walking time by about 300%)... Of course, as we had arrived in the morning, we couldn't check in yet, so we had to leave our bags and do sightseeing as we were...

We visited the main sights of Stockholm, much like Helsinki a beautiful old city, some really cool museums and old buildings... I got frostbite as it was about -140 degrees... We walked around until about 5:30 when we went back to the hostel to check in... Smallest room ever!

I guess as it was designed for prisoners, there wasn't much chance of a suite at the Park Hyatt, but it was a real 8'x3' job... The 2 of us slept in a bunk bed, at the end of it there was a locker and on the side there was a small table and 2 chairs...

We decided to forego the guidebook for our dinner location tonight and walked around and see what we could see and we found a restaurant/bar in this cool part of Stockholm... The food was good and the service was really cool... I have started to appreciate that much more since Moscow, where if you ask for help, it is like you set their Grandmother on fire...

Next morning was Adam's birthday, and we were going to do 2 things from my 1000 places to go before you die book. First, we got up and visited the Vasamuseet... A museum that houses the Vasa a gigantic warship from the 17th century that sank after 1 nautical mile... It is 95% intact and one of the most magnificent things I have ever seen...

After that we ate for lunch what the Swedes are famous for, Smörgåsbord! We headed about 10Km north of Stockholm to a lovely country inn that is famous for it's smörgåsbord... Even the King of Sweden has been known to eat there, and we know he has a diamond car with platinum wheels (subtle movie reference there)...

The food was awesome, and again we ate reindeer! The Finnish reindeer was better, but that was specifgically prepared and much more expensive... This was on a buffet table...

We left, headed to the port again for the ferry to Latvia... This time, the boat was pretty big, but a rain started just as we got on and this was not a great sign... I felt OK most of the trip but at about 11PM we were having a beer on the top deck and the constant up and down of the boat started getting to me...

Adam could notice I was getting a bit green in the gills and suggested we head back to the room... We did and within 30 minutes we had both passed out... We would have the birthday dinner at another time...


permalink written by  Big_T on September 9, 2008 from Stockholm, Sweden
from the travel blog: Big_T's Travel Blog
tagged Boat, Museum, Birthday and Sweden

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Riga

Riga, Latvia


Get to Riga in the morning and the Hostel lets us check in early. The guy at the counter is very friendly and helpful... The room is very spacious indeed too...

We do the Riga walking tour, lots of 17th and 18th century buildings, most in quite good condition and then we arrived at the Occupation museum...

This is the place that explains the constant occupation of this country by foreign invaders from 1940-1991... USSR, Germany, and then USSR again... Pretty much had their way with this country and no-one did anything to help them... When the Germans came, the Latvian people thought that they had been liberated from the Soviets, until the Germans started exterminating people they didn't like... When the allies beat the Germans, the Latvians thought they would be independant again, until They were handed back to the Soviets and it took until 1991 to gain independance...

We left the Occupation museum in a cheerful mood and found a traditional Latvian place to have Adam's birthday dinner... Adam drank a local booze called Latvija Balzams... Looked, smelled and tasted hideous! (but a great treatment for Scruffula) He couldn't look straight after drinking it either, but he had a good time for his birthday dinner and that's all that mattered...

Slept and now we are awake, about to head to the bus station for our bus across to Lithuania... This will be the 4th country in 6 days, we are there for less than 24 hours before flying to Poland... Things start to slow down a little there...

permalink written by  Big_T on September 12, 2008 from Riga, Latvia
from the travel blog: Big_T's Travel Blog
tagged Bus, Museum, Birthday and Balzams

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