During some of his time off this month (because of the holidays), my friend Rodger came up from Taichung to visit for a couple of days, and then I went back to Taichung with him for about a day and a half. While he was in the north, we took the MRT all the way to the end of the red line to a city called Danshui (“dan - shway”), which is at the top of the island and the mouth of the Danshui River. It used to be Taiwan’s biggest fishing harbor, but now Keelung is. We were there on a Thursday, so both the MRT trains and the city itself were rather empty and quiet. It was hard to believe that this little place is at the edge of Taipei.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson