December 27, 2007

BACK TO 1988 - 1990...

(Beigan Island, view from Mt. Bi)
(a big slogan board at Tangchi Village)
(barbed-wire at stronghold No.6)

I felt tears in my eyes when airplane was approaching Matsu Beigan Airport. It was not because of the first visit to this small island but a re-visit after 17 years. From 1988 to 1990, I served in army as a citizen's duty at Beigan Island of Matsu for almost 2 years. After discharged from army, I have never been to this small island again, due to not opened to tourists until 1994.

Within 2 days, I re-visited all the places I had visited and other places I had never done. I tried to re-discover its beauty which I missed long time ago....

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