Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
I first stepped foot in Taiwan on April 15, 2008.
To celebrate my anniversary, I took a 3-day 2-night scooter trip along the east coast to Taidong (Taitung). This helped me prepare for my around-the-island tour coming up in two weeks.
The views along Highway 11 are breathtaking!
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Of course, photos inside the hot spring are prohibited. However, I managed to slyly snap a shot. The bathers are not wearing clothes in the photo, so I am only posting a link here if you want to see (faces have been altered to maintain anonymity).
The owners were super friendly!
剛剛好生活民宿 (Gang Gang Hao Sheng Huo B&B)
I recommend the soup dumplings and dry noodles at
海草健康輕食館 (Seagrass Light & Healthy Restaurant)
Monday, April 14, 2014
How to get there:
1) Car/Scooter (bicycle?!): From Hualien City, take Highway 9 north towards Taroko. Drive through Taroko on Highway 8 and take in the beautiful scenery. Merge left onto Highway 14甲 and follow the signs to Hehuan Mountain (合歡山 Héhuānshān)
2) Public Transport: While there are public buses that run from the Hualien Train Station through a portion of Taroko Gorge, as far as I know there aren't any that go up to Hehuan Mountain. I did see some private tour buses up there, however.