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Online Highlights 3

It’s time for some new Online Highlights. I’ve thought about recommending old ones too, but as long as I keep stumbling upon things like these, there is no serious need for that. Thanks to those who sent the links to me in the first place.

The Stockholm Syndrome, Part 1 and Part 2 – I seldom watch programs like The Daily Show, but when this link reached me from three different sources within a few days, I decided to have a look. This comparison between Sweden and The United States is probably the funniest program I’ve watched this year.

Skeptic Stones – Are you afraid that you might be under the influence of supernatural powers? Fear no more, buy a skeptic stone! This is a brilliant idea adequately executed. It’s of course a bonus that it gives the finger to all sorts of paranormal merchandise out there.

Inspired bikes – When I watched Kris Holm on his unicycle, I thought that was it for being impressed of people skills on wheel(s). I was wrong. It’s actually possible to do even more impressive things with two wheels! I love clips like this because they inspire me to pursue my own goals. I will never be as good at anything as this guy is on his bicycle, but I can dream.

Stampa med Leroy (with English subtitles) –  This is fairly old by now, but if I managed to miss it for such a long time, perhaps some of you did, too. Anyway, this is Leroy introducing the techniques you need to conquer the dance floor. Perhaps this doesn’t sound like much, but it’s quite unbeatable.

Sheep LED art –  What can you do with some lights and a bunch of sheep? Quite a lot it turn s out. However, it definitely has to been seen to believed, no explanation will even come close to the truth.

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Sun Moon Lake

As I’m writing this post, Friday evening comes to an end and gives way to Saturday morning. I’ve spent a couple of hours writing, editing photographs and generally trying to post as much as I can about our travelling so far. I’m now connected to the internet using an unprotected wireless network, but since we’ll leave Sun Moon Lake tomorrow, there’s no telling when I might have access again. This being the case, I must admit that I’m tired and that I’ve no energy left to write something ambitious about our stay here. Let it suffice to say that we did indeed go around the lake by bike, as I implied we would yesterday. It’s about 33 kilometres around the lake and the terrain is hilly, so including breaks, lunch and several detours, it took us the better part of the day. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the telling, perhaps with some additional comment here and there.

This is the best overview picture I have. The lake isn’t big, but mist made it hard to see clearly anyway.

This temple was one of our first bigger detours.

Dragons coiled around pillars are ubiquitous in temples like this. I find the colours of these particular pillars extremely nice.

Most of the time, the mist made the biking colder and obscured the view, but in this case, it really adds something to the experience.

Tomorrow, we leave Sun Moon Lake for Taroko National Park at eight o’clock. In so doing, we hope to avoid the worst of the heavy traffic that’s to be expected on the first day of the Chinese New Year vacation (starting tomorrow, with New Year’s Eve on Sunday). I don’t know how much this will affect our plans, but we should be okay. If being okay involves being online remains to be seen, though, so bye for now; I hope to be able to write again soon.

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