Tuesday, April 8, 2008

North or South?

Road signs in Taiwan are pretty tough for foreigners. There are numerous romanization systems used to translate (pinyin, zhuyin, tongyin?) a street name, so your map may say Lotung, and the sign read Luotong, and your friend's note read Luodong.

That's tough enough, but what do foreigners do to differentiate "North" from "South" in this picture from Erik Bashaw?

Fortunately, if you are driving in Taiwan, you should know that 南 is South, and 北 North, making it a no-brainer.

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