My visit to Taipei coincided with the Taipei Lantern Festival; a large number of entrants surrounded the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. 2012 is the year of the dragon in the Chinese zodiac, and so the dragon is a common theme among the floats.
My apologies for not putting up pics from my trip in a more timely manner, but I have been really quite ill, the kind of can-hardly-move, stay-in-bed 'flu-like illness that I virtually never fall prey to. Well, except this time. Still, mostly fine now, and posting will pick up, I promise!