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Travel Blogs from Hualien
... a bit boring after a while, and thank goodness I had my book to kill the hour we were there.
We then hit a very popular ice cream shop to cool down. There were loads of people lining up for an ice cream so we figured they must’ve been good. I thought I bought a vanilla one, but it turned out to be durian (grose) and luckily my mum loves durian, so I swapped it for her taro ice cream!
... In my opinion she should of done that straight away. The taxi ended us costing us a lot of money for a short distance. The taxi driver was nice enough. She tried her best, but I was just in a bad mood already because of all our buses driving past us in the national park. The journey back to the city took ages because it was rush hour and tree was some major road works. I fell asleep. For the evening we headed back to the Japanese cafe to have dinner. When we were in there ...
... and roll all the way back home.
I'm looking at it this way - even if I didn't get to see the entire canyon, only about a quarter of it, what I did see was still the most magnificent landscape my eyes ever surveyed. I don't subscribe to any particular religion, but I do believe there is a creator and I really ought to thank Her for bestowing upon me the opportunity to see whatever I could.
So I rolled all the way back to Xincheng. Coming into town I passed through a neigbourhood ...
... right because in Singapore vehicles travel on the left side of the road. The most difficult part of the road rules for both of us was the box at some intersections for motorbikes to make left turns. When you wanted to make a left turn at these particular intersections, motorbikes had to actually be in the right lane, turn right at the intersection, than make a quick, sharp, left turn u-turn into a box painted on the road. Then ...
... Check out the photos. There's a picture of the ranger and his patch. Behind him is the same view that is depicted on his patch.
So we started the morning against all odds of obtaining the permits. We pretty much had zero chance of getting the permits.
But a ranger appeared out of the blue to get the park permit and police permit approved, and to drive us to the trailhead!
How cool is that?? You can't make this stuff up!