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... devastating earthquake in 1997. A Daoist temple was entirely destroyed with the roof crashing everything else (because it was so heavily decorated). It was left as a memory for all the people that died, and a new replica of it was built right in front. Also saw the train station which survived the quake; trains were used to transport construction materials to Sun Moon ...
... recycling and the environment. Driving through the mountains and bush reminded me of NZ at times, except that there were so many tropical plants. We had a thunderstorm most afternoons, but they were over within 20 mins or so, so no real problem.
I totally recommend a visit, and would love to go back again myself, as I've only seen a very small part of the country.
... from these children and people as I did.
The first stop is a rural village of Dong He. Old Taiwanese traditions are rich in this small town. Besides the students who mostly where in elementary school, a group of teenager youths and young adults also provided us hospitality, assistance, and a few unexpected adventures. Believe me, reader, you would have found this Dong He unparalleled in its unique character.
Next, I ...
... was a 4 Km walk uphill to the mushroom farm that we wanted to visit. There were many mushroom farms and people processing and selling mushrooms on the way. This area apparently produces 60% of all the mushrooms grown in Taiwan. Mushrooms are grown in little plastic bags now and you can buy bags already seeded to grow your own mushrooms at home. We ...
... bus trip. I am now in the Centre of the,island. Unfortunately the sky was very cloudy today and it even rained. But it is pleasant to be here. There are many little children but I see only little boys.
On the advice of a friend, I wanted to visit the Taroko Gorges, but even at the Taipei Tourist Bureau, they suggested that I drop it because you need to change buses and they are afraid I'm going to get lost. By coming here, ...