Yongning MRT hike and lunch at Belgium Pie's June 3

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Postby Richardm » 02 Jun 2006, 19:01

Chris wrote:Judging from Google Earth, Yongning Station is about 7.2km from Belgian Kitchen as the crow flies. Just FYI.

That would be an unladen crow.
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Postby seeker4 » 02 Jun 2006, 19:21

Unladen African or European crow?



Hey, by the way, a note about the new MRT extension. I've been watching the progess of the new extension by noticing changes between Taipei Main Station and Banqiao Station. Signs have started changing, some maps are updated, etc. However, there is one potentially troubling thing, considering your desire to go to Yongning Station.

You know how the MRT trains display the terminal destination station on the LED signs on the outside of the train? Well, as late as Thursday (yesterday), all of the trains headed in the direction of Yongning displayed "Far Eastern Hospital". The significance of that is that if F.E.H. is really the terminal station for the moment, due to some construction issue, etc., then the train isn't regularly going to Yongning yet.

I don't know the answer. Something that you might want to check out before tomorrow morning. The MRT has a 24-hour toll-free number, but I don't know what it is.

Back to laying down and wishing people here understood the purpose of pain medication...

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P.S. - A map of the Yongning station area. Enjoy.
http://home.trtc.com.tw/INFO92/ebig.asp?SID=077

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EDIT - Friday, 9:50pm - My wife got stuck on the blue line extension yesterday (forgot to get off) and so went to the end of it out of curiosity. She says it goes all the way to Yongning regardless on the LED signs on the trains. Hope that helps.
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Postby Mucha Man » 02 Jun 2006, 23:53

Thanks for the update. Have you had the operation yet or are you just looking for relief from the pain you have now? Hope you feel better either way soon.
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Postby Ironman » 03 Jun 2006, 07:27

It looks good out the window and the map shows rain maybe coming later in the day if I'm reading it right.

See you there.

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Postby seeker4 » 03 Jun 2006, 20:25

Muzha Man wrote:Have you had the operation yet or are you just looking for relief from the pain you have now?

I've made some progress.

So, how was the hike today?
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Postby Chris » 03 Jun 2006, 21:25

seeker4 wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:Have you had the operation yet or are you just looking for relief from the pain you have now?

I've made some progress.

So, how was the hike today?

The hike was very nice - short, because we went for a late lunch at Belgian Kitchen. But it's beautiful and there's a network of trails, making for the possibility of longer hikes, even ones that lead back to Taipei. The weather turned out to be great. Hope your recovery is progressing well.
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Postby Mucha Man » 03 Jun 2006, 22:48

Some pics:

At first we were worried this would be a real MRT hike, but the weather cooperated:

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Some lovely views along the paths.

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Notice we spontaneously formed a perfect triangle?

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Thanks for the recommendation wix. This is a wonderful hiking area. Clear open paths run through lush forests that open up to impressive vistas. Reminds me of walking on the Fairy Footprint trail but on a more massive scale. This is the sort of place you can go and wander for hours and hours on your own without worries. The city always lays to the west of you. It would be impossible to get lost. Thank you again. I was very impressed and will go back often.

We got as far as Tianshang Shan today. I found a mention of this hill in one of the hikes in Taipei Day Trips II. So it seems we can walk all the way back to Chingan MRT station in Zhonghe. I love it. Take an MRT out to the mountains and then walk back to the city along the foothills. [/img]
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Postby Ironman » 04 Jun 2006, 06:40

Lovely hike and even more lovely Belgian meal.

Sore bones today so it was good to start with a short one then work up.
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Postby Belgian Pie » 04 Jun 2006, 09:52

Ironman wrote:Lovely hike and even more lovely Belgian meal.

Sore bones today so it was good to start with a short one then work up.


That's when age starts creeping up or in ... :D
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Postby maybin » 09 Oct 2007, 20:10

My gosh, those pixs look so awesome!!
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