Taiwan Best Trip Competetion 3

So, I really hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the Taiwan Best Trip Competition. I mean, I had gotten the tweets about it from various friends on the island, but didn’t put any effort in to finding out any more information about it.

I mean, 4 days? I know Taiwan is a small island but there’s no way you can cover it in 4 days…but if you base yourself in Taipei you can cover (in general swaths) the cultures of Taiwan in 4 days. And that’s exactly the idea that a contest entrant whose email was waiting for me in my inbox this morning had. Check out her video:

Her video reminded me just how close and easily accessible someplace like Wulai is from where I am in Taipei. For a bonus-extra-special-gold-star-cookie point, try and spot Craig Ferguson towards the end of the video.

If you think her concept is a good one, head over to http://tiny.cc/vote4us and give her a vote.

Update 2009-10-7 Looks like the author of the contest entry, Yi, loved Taiwan so much during her past visit that in a week-and-a-half she will be sticking a tentpole in the ground for 6 months! If she was able to experience what she did in the video in just 4 days, just imagine what she can see in 6 months. Heck, I’ve been here 10 years and there are still places I haven’t seen or haven’t seen properly. Thanks to Marcus for the update.

On a seperate but still travel related note, I’m heading to Hualien for the 10/10 weekend. If anyone wants me to bring them back some Muji, let me know. 😉

About Brian

Brian Q. Webb is a photography enthusiast from Los Angeles, California who spends most of his time in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially interested in street photography as well as large format portraiture and pinhole photography. He also likes to shoot lifestyle portraiture and occasionally acts as an agent for foreign newspapers wanting event coverage in Taipei. He was also on the staff of deviantArt and is co-founder of PhotoMalaysia, the largest photography community in that country.

  • http://www.waakao.com Marcus

    I’m hopeful for them. But I know that Yi, one of the girls in the video, loved Taiwan so much that she’s moving here on October 17 for six months at least. That should be part of the story.

  • http://www.photojazz.ws Brian

    @Marcus: I didn’t know that at all (it wasn’t in her email to me), but I’ll add it now that I know.

    Thanks! 😀

  • http://yiie.tumblr.com Yi

    Thanks for the post! :)

    Yup, I sure loved Taiwan that much that I’m moving over there next week! Just got back from the States and now frantically unpacking and packing at the same time.

    I found the people to be really chilled in Taipei and generally very helpful and outgoing. Another main reason is because my forte is in marketing and I find Taiwan to be more relaxed when it comes social media tools and online knowledge sharing.

    Look forward to coming over and hope to thank you in person Brian! :)