Saturday, 17 August 2013

Around the Island - 環島 (huán dǎo) - Part 6

In the East Rift valley we mostly rode on small quiet roads. This is on the way to 5th night stop that we spent in a spa hotel equipped with natural hot sources.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Around the Island - 環島 (huán dǎo) - Part 5

Food in Taiwan is wonderful, tasty and healthy. There is only one thing I complain: hotel buffet breakfast. Seemingly there are many things to eat, but when I look closer, I hardly find anything I want to eat. There is no bread, different kinds of bread, no cereals, no cheese, not familiar meat products, no porridge. They have this:


Friday, 9 August 2013

Around the Island - 環島 (huán dǎo) - Part 4

This is the day many of us have been waiting with fear. How are we able to pedal over the mountains to the Pacific Ocean? The aborigine statues do not give much comfort.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Vintage radios, all kinds of radios

I promised to write about radio hobby. Here we go. Yesterday I took photos of my collection, except those radios that are not available in my current residence.
This beauty I found in the rubbish collection few years ago. After cleaning it became one of my favourite radios. It does not work, but serve as a pretty piece of furniture. It is Philips Aachen Super D63. It was built by Philips Deutschland in 1939 or 1940. It weights 19,5 kg. The original price in 1939 was 394 Reichs Mark. It has 8 valve tubes. The technique is superheterodyne developed in the 1930's. It also has 7 tuned AM circuits, which means that you can quickly tune into your favourite station by pushing a button. There are buttons for Deutschland Sender, Luxemburg, Hilversum, Wien, Breslau, Stuttgart, Munchen and Köln. Very modern indeed.