Silks Place Taroko
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I decided to try this travel blog site after some advice from Lorraine. As you know, I had been having a devil of a time trying to compress these huge files. I'm not sure why the original Tokyo blog was so small whereas the rest of the Taiwan blogs were just super enormous, despite saving it as a PDF. Anyway, here goes my first attempt on this site …
... to admit that I haven’t found any Taiwanese food I have liked yet.
* There is also a very strong Japanese/Korean style influence in Taiwan both in food and fashion. *There are a lot of obese people in Taiwan.
* The streets are very orderly and sanitised. Not many cars, scooters (people must wear helmets here) or pedestrians. The roads reminded us of Parramatta Road, especially here in ...
... by staying in bed. After purchasing our tickets at the train station we had an hour to kill. We went and grabbed a coffee in a cafe Aline noticed the night before. I was feeling a little bit peckish so we ordered some dumplings from a local restaurant. We just got half a dozen between us. They were delicious. Wish we ordered more. From there we went to the 7Eleven at the train station to get some fruit and water for the train journey. Before we knew it it was time to board the train ...
... Mandarin - they must speak a local dialect here. I saw two American tourists, the only Westerners who I saw in that area at all, and asked what transport they were taking. The woman said her boyfriend was haggling with a taxi driver to hire a taxi for the afternoon, I think for two or three thousand New Taiwan dollars. Stuff that. I despise taxis and taxi drivers with a passion - sleazy, unctuous rip-off merchants with massive chips on their shoulder, the whole lot of them, even ...
... coastal road to get back to Hualien, thus completing a loop. We had no set itinerary other than to visit the sugar factory because everyone goes there for ice cream and I didn't want to be left out! :) Not long after we reached the coast it got dark, cold, windy, and rainy. In fact, the last two hours of the ride was in the rain. We had a 24 hours to return the bike and a 200 km (120 miles) limit. We tallied 192 km in 23.5 hours. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSilks Place Taroko Hualien
lovely place, hip with style.
located in the mountain, so relax in Taiwan.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.