Scooter in Taipei

Scooter in Taipei

The streets of Taipei are absolutely chock-a-block with motor scooters. You'll see hundreds (OK, perhaps 10s) sitting at every red light as you drive around and many have two or even three passengers.

I don't think I would feel particularly safe on a scooter in the US but, given the sheer number of them and the fact that car drivers in Taipei have no choice but to be aware of them, it feels a bit different there.

On the night I visited Elephant Mountain, my host picked me up at Taipei 101 and we rode his scooter through the narrow backstreets to the base of the stairs. I hadn't been on the back of a motorcycle since my teens and it was rather fun! We must have made quite a sight, though, with both of us lugging camera gear and tripods!

Exif Information

  • ApertureValue: f/9.5
  • ShutterSpeedValue: 1/15 sec
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 1600
  • ExposureProgram: Manual
  • ExposureBiasValue: 0 EV
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 24 mm
  • Model: NIKON D700
  • Make: Nikon Corporation
  • MaxApertureValue: f/2.8
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) Dave Wilson, 2013
  • MeteringMode: Multi-Segment

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