Been leaning heavily on attendance of rallies and protests (I’ll upload some pictures in the much lacking update flickr site) but here’s a small getaway I’m planning that can have you open your eyes to the wonderment of the world and the history of that which surrounds you. If you either live, love, or hate Taiwan, it’s time to delve into a sliver of her past and present so we can take charge in determining her future.
Language Proficiency: Level 1 – this is a great chance for all those who have always wanted to go to a destination outside of the city but needed some assistance in booking a trip to beautiful Green Island. Note that regardless of this, there is no babysitting or coddling of any participants 🙂
Also note that this is a community event so anyone (you don’t need a volunteer visa or anything of that sort) to participate.
A group of us will be heading to Green Island for a quick 3 day 2 night excursion and we welcome anyone who has always wanted to go but hasn’t (or has) to join. Have some fun in the sun and water and to have a chance to talk and get to know about human rights abuses that took place; chat with residents who witnessed it.
Date: June 29-31 (Sunday – Tuesday)
Meetup: Taipei Main Station (for those in Taipei), time TBC once we figure out the train tickets.
Cost: Approximately $3,500 NT for 3D2N inclusive of shared accommodations, boat RT fare, snorkeling gear, BBQ (train ticket to TaiTung book separately approx $1,600 NT). If you want to book flights over it’s approximately $2,000 NT each way.
Updated: We are taking the train 208 down to meet up in Taitung Station at 12:45pm on the 29th, boat to Green Island departing at 13:30. We will take train 243 from Taitung back up to Taipei. Please book the train by yourself or you can contact me and I can see how I can help. For the package, please see if there is room available but you must EMAIL ME so you can join the tour with us – I will provide English translations (badly) so we will all learn about Green Island!
***$3,500NT for the Tour Package must be wired beforehand so please EMAIL ME for more details.****
Prior to our trip I will be arranging a series of films/documentaries that we can watch and all have English subtitles. 2-3 of the below will be selected, on consecutive Tuesdays of 6/5 and 6/12 at Insomnia Cafe in Shida starting at 18:30: more details here. If you can volunteer to help with easy setup during night of the films, let me know!
Date: Tuesdays 6/5 & 6/12
Time: Entry 18:00; starts 18:30
Location: Insomnia Cafe (Taipower Station MRT Exit 3)
FREE ADMISSION / NO OUTSIDE FOOD
June 5th, 2012
18:30 LOST YOUTH 青春祭 ( 30 minutes )
19:05 A DAY ON GREEN ISLAND 綠島的一天 ( 30 minutes )
19:45 THE LIGHT OF GREEN ISLAND 綠島e光 ( 119 minutes)
June 12th, 2012
18:30 BURNING MISSION: RESCUE POLITICAL PRISONERS OF TAIWAN 台灣政治犯救援錄 ( 30 minutes)
19:05 MY HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNEY 我的人權之旅 ( 30 minutes )
19:45 TONGUE UNTIED 白色見證 ( 60 minutes )
Facebook event here