Pinglin District
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Setting Off Lanterns in Pinglin
A beautiful two hour drive along winding mountain roads through little towns, wild nature and small-hold farms takes you to a small village with an old street crammed full of delicious stalls selling local specialties made with fresh regional produce. To round off the day, you write your dreams upon a lantern of your choice (different colours have different significance), and let it off into the sky to go and tell the gods. Here, in my first few weeks in Taiwan, when I was pretty enamoured with the place (love at first sight), my wish reads: I hope I can live in Taiwan forever (it's worked so far - fingers crossed!).
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