Chateau de Chine Hotel Hualien
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... hit anyway we didn't get a chance to see whether he was right or not. However what we did see was some genuinely scary and clearly non-UK health and safety passable tourist spots. We are talking cantilevered rock faces hanging over your car, the size of which most families of 5 could comfortably live within. We saw various fallen rocks on the roads although not huge, and locals with fully smashed wind screens. As it turned out, it wasn't only one person in our car ...
... but it was still a remarkable place. I'll attach some photos which will do a much better job at explaining that area than I can.
On another note, I had the BEST wontons I have ever had in Hualien. They were handmade and in a delicious soup. It was the Holy Grail of Wonton soups. To borrow the Masterchef lingo - all of the elements were perfectly executed. Mmmmm now i'm thinking about soup again.
Until next time.
... Taiwan west to east, across the mountain ranges that give Taiwan it's backbone. The time was mostly spent in tunnels, but what we did see was hilly, green and lush vegetation. After crossing the mountains, the train headed north. Four and a half hours later, we arrived in Hualien and were glad to stretch our legs.
Our hotel was just a couple of blocks from the train station. The hotel was basic but had a lovely friendly receptionist who helped ...
... discussions with people I decided it would be a good idea to cycle around Taiwan, cycling is popular in Taiwan and the round island cycle tour seemed to be a popular challenge so with the help of some hostel staff I negotiated a long term bike hire with a local guy, I didn't want to rush around and not see things so decided to take a month to get around, I was a bit concerned that all the people you see cycling are all built like racing snakes, not fat greying blokes...but I decided ...
... is on the west coast, the east really is untouched. Quite nice to see the natural beauty before humans start pestering with it. Taiwan is a fairly young land, which is still rising. It's partly formed of volcanic lava which has then turned into limestone (hence some of the white stones) and partly from the coming together of two tectonic plates- hence the massive mountains (and all the earthquakes). So it was interesting ...