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... the perfect sunrise but we had a good day and met up with more people on the way who joined us for dinner, and hiking along the way, I'm forever grateful for a good friend from Hualien, who has managed to teach me some mandarin, she has been my translator on many journeys in Taiwan, explaining countless menus and always being on hand when I've stood looking the prat because I speak no Chinese, then it gets more confusing when they all start chatting in ...
... into eateries, no lights to enable people to cross the road safely, and scooter drivers driving at us, it felt a lot more dangerous. When we reached the restaurant, Ken decided to opt for the stinky tofu - this being a Taiwanese dish of fermented (rotten) tofu, a local delicacy. The waiter warned us that their stinky tofu was particularly stinky. Ken went for it anyway. It really stank and wasn't pleasant to eat either. Jayna's food ...
... and shrines built out onto the lake. First was the Dragon & Tiger Pagodas, twin towers that were beautifully decorated with good views from their upper floors. Particularly appropriate as Orla is a Dragon, and Liam a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac! The second temple was dragon themed, with a beautiful pavilion far out in the middle of the lake. The third had a huge statue of a seated warrior sporting a fantastic beard. On the way back we ...
Went to Fo Guang Shan, largest Buddhist monastery. Very large, with 8 pagodas (each dedicated to something, with different topical exhibits) along the central lane leading to the main building that has various mini-museums and shrines. At each point we could interact with the monks and nuns who told us about the monastery. Behind the main building was a ...
... the 1700's. The old fort was originally built by the Dutch in the 1600's and conquered by a Ming general retreating from the advancing Qing army. We then thought we would walk to the night market which turned out to be an over an hour walk. It was actually bigger than the one we saw in Taipei. Food was good. Bubble tea made with winter melon with pearls was exquisite. ...