Azure Hotel Hualien
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
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... other and no light switch to turn off the main light in the room....bar that we were happy. After spending about 90 mins trying to figure out how to pay for parking - involving waiting for a dude to rock up on a motorbike to ticket your vehicle, then taking the ticket to the 7/11 to pay it - we headed off to bed to get an early 7am start the next day. We had to beat the Chinese to the spots after all...long in the tooth us don't you know! Next morning, we fired up ...
... meet the sea. The mountains behind Hualien are really steep and the ocean is very deep straight off the coast. It's "Extreme Wollongong"! The city has an industrial feel to it, probably owing to the quarries, ports and factories that surround the area. I get the district impression that Hualien is going through a period of change - from an industrial city to a cosmopolitan tourist area, with cool hostels and cafe's popping up all over ...
... left us feeling that the place is a bit neglected. Which is a shame because it is popular for a good reason; it's natural beauty really does speak for itself.
After we eventually made it back to Hualien, we went back out for dinner to the delightful vegetarian buffet of the previous evening. We had a great meal and again picked up takeout for lunch the following day. We prepared to check out the following day for our next destination - Taipei, again!
... in hot sunshine, with temperatures around 36-37 degrees a breeze on the scooter was nice, after an hour or so on some pretty amazing coastal views we arrived at a beach and enjoyed larking around for a while before a ride back stopping of at some amazing sights on the way, it turned out the three guys were locals working at the Air Force base ( they looked too young to be in Air Force, I must be getting old!) Anyhow they made me very welcome and were only too happy to show me ...
We travelled across miles and miles of beautiful coastline, neighbouring the mountains, all barely touched by man (just basically made safe to walk around), in all its natural beauty. Our first stop was Xiao Yeliou (Small Yeliou). This coastal nature preservation area is adjacent to eroded limestone rocks... Which were quite hard to get to because of all the fallen trees from the typhoon. On a good day, one can see Green Island, ...