Charming City

No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, Taiwan | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hualien

Day 9 to 11

A travel blog entry by hsuan


I took the train to spend 3 days to Hualien County and I slept in a hostel. I visited Taroko Gorge by bus and the taxi thought that I spoke Mandarin.

Regional Reverie Rides A Bike

A travel blog entry by regionalreverie

... style bicycle, with a lightweight but sturdy frame, 700c road tyres and a flat handlebar. A dream to ride. But not all Taiwanese bikes are so good. This one was a heavy, clunky Moreno mountain bike. Still I managed to propel it forward reasonably well until I entered the Taroko National Park.
Taroko is ... Is .... Sorry. The Oxford English Dictionary does not contain enough superlative adjectives to describe the place. Imagine a rushing, cloudy river surrounded by smooth striated ...

Hiking Zhuilu Trail

A travel blog entry by devcgw1


... 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.

Pretty cool!

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!


Cycling in Taroko National Park

A travel blog entry by devcgw1


My next stop after the Lantern Festival was the town of Hualien which is on the eastern side of Taiwan.

I remember arriving in Hualien in the early afternoon and not being sure what there was to see and do. I had chosen Hualien based on an in-flight magazine I had read during the flight to Taiwan. I knew that located nearby was Taroko National Park which had a highly regarded trail called the Zhuilu Trail and that the park was also ...

Colin McRae of the Mountains

A travel blog entry by ablo

Left Guanziling after breakfast and drove to a nearby Fire and Water spring, a natural phenomenon where lit natural gas is spurting up through a hot spring, creating a fire on water effect. Random! Tried some honey water and a random root vegetable from a market then drove on to Alishen in the mountains on Highway 18. The idea was to drive along Highways 18 and 22, then passed Sun Moon Lake and on to Highway ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on No.19 Guoshing 2nd Street, Hualien, is near Shihtiping.
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