Travel Blogs from Hualien, Taiwan

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Gorging on sights (avoiding food), Hualien County, Taiwan travel blog

Gorging on sights (avoiding food)

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... number of strategic stop offs [ahem] at 7/11s along the way, and some opportunities for some scenic pictures we finally rolled up to Hualien (the major city near Taroko Gorge) at around 5pm. Our hostel was nice and although in a dorm, we were lucky enough ...

Sightseeing in Hualien on foot, Hualien city, Taiwan travel blog

Sightseeing in Hualien on foot

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... nbsp;beside a river with a very nice atmosphere. My further way leads me along the habor park, the stone sculpture park ( with the Hualien Stone Carving Museum which I do not visit due to lack of time ) and then two very old, very lifely ...

Walk famous, breathtaking Taroko/ Truku tribe, Hualien County, Taiwan travel blog

Walk famous, breathtaking Taroko/ Truku tribe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Walk through the breathtaking Taroko Gorge - Hualien County Total Distance: 24 km Altitude up: 0m Altitude down: 450m Today it's possible to sleep a bit longer and start slowly, as the main part of the walk is the 18 km spectecular Taroko ...

By train from Taipei to Hualien, Hualien city, Taiwan travel blog

By train from Taipei to Hualien

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... . I stay in the garden until I have fed most of Hualien's mosquitos and then retreat to my room, where I watch TV and prepare my next days. Tomorrow I will visit Hualien, walk criss cross on foot and only move on the day after. ...

Coastal walk from Hsin Cheng to Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Coastal walk from Hsin Cheng to Hualien

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... a well earned cold Pearl- Milk-Tea. The train leaves at 17:20 and arrives in Taipei at 20:35. Monday, April 30th  I will continue from Hualien to the Southern most tip of Taiwan. See you then. Hope you will join me again on my ...

Hualien - Motorbike adventure, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Hualien - Motorbike adventure

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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... an aunt, uncle, or cousin in almost every corner. We felt so comfortable here that Peter decided to ride a motorbike around Hualien. Thank goodness the first rental store rejected us because Peter did not have an International Drivers License. But no, ...

Motorbiking around Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Motorbiking around Hualien

A travel blog entry by devcgw1

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... a motorbike ride, at least until it got dark. It was sunny and warm enough that you could ride with or without a jacket. From Hualien we traveled south on Highway 9. We then went east on a road that cut through a mountain range to get to the coast. ...

Taroko Gorge, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Taroko Gorge

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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... week in Taipei was a bit long, and took a trip down to the Taroko Gorge. It is a very impressive marble gorge in Eastern Taiwan. We were armed with a tourist brochure and sense of adventure and ready to do some walking, as what we wanted to get to was ...

Hualein City, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Hualein City

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... decent choice. By law, it takes an international driver's licence, with a motorcycle endorsement, in order to rent a scooter in Taiwan. But in Hualien, they don't ask. All they ask is for you to sign the rental agreement and leave a document of value ...

Heading for the coast - HuaLien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Heading for the coast - HuaLien

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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Another day, another destination, our train left at 11:35am from Taipei to Hualien - down on the east coast of Taiwan. Loaded up with snacks Paul and I boarded the train and found our seats in coach 10 - seats 21 and 23 - which thankfully were together ...

Hualien: Two thumbs up!, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Hualien: Two thumbs up!

A travel blog entry by miri2103

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... in Hualien there are still a lot to see there! (acc to the tour guide it takes up to a week to fully travel around Hualien). Anyway, I've uploaded the photos on my facebook (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=251713&id=541870880) and also under ...

Searching for Flipper, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Searching for Flipper

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... have a station ten minutes from our house so this was the starting point for our Dragon Boat holiday weekend trip to Hualien.  The east coast of Taiwan is all about nature and we were searching for dolphins and whales. We set out to sea and while the ...

Safe and Dry in Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Safe and Dry in Hualien

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... We found a place with a fan and picked some local dishes and large tumblers of fruit juice.   Dark clouds hung above Hualien as we approached. Again luck was with us and it waited till we were safe and sound in Backpacker Hostel before coming ...

Taroko Gorge, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Taroko Gorge

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy

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... Woke up at 6:30, had breakfast (Cheerios) in my room and packed for the train trip to Hualien, the town from which tours to Taroko Gorge, Taiwan's most popular tourist destination, originate. Professor Lee dropped me off at Taipei's Main Railway Station ...

Hualian, Hualian City, Taiwan travel blog

Hualian

A travel blog entry by krathmell

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... we found out that splashing the raft next to you was more important than paddling and everyone as they splashed us shouted " welcome to Taiwan" there were times when we were all tied together and pulled. This was a nice chance to relax. On the river I ...

Cycling the Pacific Coastline in Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Cycling the Pacific Coastline in Hualien

A travel blog entry by emmaandpaul

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... Pacific Coastline on a 20 kilometre round trip by bike. The tour was recommended to us by the kind people in the TIC at Hualien Train station. All we needed now was a bicycle. So after a lazy start we wandered down to the front desk and asked ...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!!, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!!

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... to catch a one hour bus ride to Taipei main station, then wait an hour and a half to catch the next "unsold out" train to Hualien, three hours later, we arrived in our new city....took a taxi to our apartment, signed the lease and 36 hours since we left ...

Green Island and Taroko Gorge(ous), Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Green Island and Taroko Gorge(ous)

A travel blog entry by ajgcooper

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... it was walking in from the shore, but well worth seeing the Mushroom reef.  After Green Island we went back up the coast to Hualien which was our base to explore the Taroko Gorge.  We hired a car for exploring and first headed down the coast to ...

Taroko Gorge, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Taroko Gorge

A travel blog entry by brianneinjapan

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On Sunday we took a day trip down to Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan, to see the famous Taroko National Park and Taroko Gorge.  "Taroko" means "magnificently splendid" and the area got its name when a tribesman saw the sites and cried ...

Typhoons, Earthquakes, and normal life...., Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Typhoons, Earthquakes, and normal life....

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... the Chinese celebrate it with bbqs and friends and family. Jay and I celebrated by taking a trip out to Liyu Lake. It's 19km out of Hualien City...so we hoped on our scooters, took our bathing suits, and headed to the lake! On the way, we had to make an ...

Eastern Taiwan, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Eastern Taiwan

A travel blog entry by trent

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I took the 2.5 hour train from Taipei to Hualien, on Taiwan's eastern coast and near Taroko Gorge, Taiwan's premier national park.  Hualien is a cool little near-the-beach town where the best thing to do is just rent a scooter and ride around ...

Besuch des Taroko National Parks, Hualien County, Taiwan travel blog

Besuch des Taroko National Parks

A travel blog entry by mariab.

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So, der Magen-Darmtrakt hat das Eis ohne Probleme verdaut. Auf meiner Exkursion konnte außer mir niemand englisch. Deswegen Kann ich leider nicht so viel Hintergrundinformationen berichten. Habe mich mittels Händen und Füßen sowie ...

Taroko national park, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Taroko national park

A travel blog entry by worldtaste

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... between giant cliffs, and was definitely a great pleasure with my scooter: lot of turns and carves.   As I left quite late from Hualien, I had to come back by night and of course as I was alone with my scooter: I've lost myself in the streets of ...

Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Hualien

A travel blog entry by tingleeting

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This past weekend 7 interns and I traveled to Hualien, a city on the east coast of Taiwan and one of the biggest producers of marble in the world. We left Friday after work and began what can be defined as quite an adventure traveling to the city. Our ...

Nihao Ma? (Translation: How are you?), Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Nihao Ma? (Translation: How are you?)

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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And it begins!! The first day of school proved to be an interesting one. Jay rode with me to school in the morning for my 9am class (as per usual, it was our first time trying to find our way on our bicycles....planning would come in handy ...

Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Hualien

A travel blog entry by gogotrek

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Missed the Scenic Route According to the Lonely Planet guide book, one should take a bus ride from Suao to Hualien. The bus route passes through many breathtaking views that one should not miss. However, they left out one very important piece of ...

Reise nach Hualin, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Reise nach Hualin

A travel blog entry by mariab.

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... Nähe anzugucken. So kam ich dazu heute die erste Wassermelone meines Lebens geerntet zu haben in einem trockenen Flussbett. Taiwan ist angeblich berühmt für seine Wassermelonen. Auf jeden Fall sind sie wirklich gut und richtig ...

My new perfume...., Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

My new perfume....

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... to step over it....and I will always be graced by the memories of his childish, girly scream that night...haha. The people in Taiwan are so incredibly friendly...always asking if they can help us and random people continue to give us free fruit! We've ...

Paradise, simply paradise, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Paradise, simply paradise

A travel blog entry by vasquez3

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... she was playing this loungy swedish music that definitely had been influenced by brazilian bossa nova. I practically fell in love with hualien right then and there because all we had been hearing for the past month was Hotel California, Kenny G, and a ...

Chinese Torture...aka Acupuncture, Hualien, Taiwan travel blog

Chinese Torture...aka Acupuncture

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... for...but he sure knows what he is doing! My back felt a lot better after that...so we were able to continue our exploration of Hualien by scooter...without a sore back! I did a couple more sessions, but I don't think it is helping my hip at all. But ...

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