The World On My Doorstep

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Jiufen

on March 15, 2014

Scan - Version 4This great card comes from my beautiful friend Clarissa who was on holiday in Taiwan. Here you can see some of the winding back-alleys of Jiufen. Clarissa tells me that this is her favourite place in the whole country and it is full of steps, yummy food and teahouses. The name ‘Jiufen’ actually comes from the Chinese for ‘Nine Portions’ as historically, nine families lived in this town and whenever merchants visited, nine portions of everything would be requested. Fascinating!

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One response to “Jiufen

  1. Hawwa MA says:

    This is a very nice picture and story. I like this kind of street postcards, especially when the sender knows well the place.

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