Leader Village Taroko
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... the Yangtze River Three Gorges and so Taroko for me was just a stop en route to Taipei in our original non-D&V affected itinerary. We had planned to do a trip from Kenting to Alishan Mountain range, followed by Sun Moon Lake and then Taroko finishing up in Taipei. The plus side to this change was I got a bit more time in Kenting whilst poor Lizzie was bed ridden. On a even more cool note....check out my Life of Pi (Lizzie produced) "mash-up". Cool eh. Naturally ...
... meet the sea. The mountains behind Hualien are really steep and the ocean is very deep straight off the coast. It's "Extreme Wollongong"! The city has an industrial feel to it, probably owing to the quarries, ports and factories that surround the area. I get the district impression that Hualien is going through a period of change - from an industrial city to a cosmopolitan tourist area, with cool hostels and cafe's popping up all over ...
... to each other on the map. We were at Bulowan, a high up view point. So we took the opportunity to look out over the scenic surroundings from some high platforms, before walking down many, many steps to the road below. We watched carefully for poisonous snakes and giant hornets this time, and luckily encountered neither. At the bottom of the steps, we walked alongside cars whizzing past, and rued the fact that there was no pavement. We reached the ...
... to a tour of the local spots that maybe not all tourists get the chance to experience so I felt very lucky and grateful to the local people for their generosity, this was shown again on my last day as I found myself with two punctures and no spare tubes left, I was whisked around the island to various places to find some tube repair stuff all to no avail until we went into a local scooter repair workshop, where it soon became apparent the owner and his colleagues were ****** as ...
... the Baxiandong (Pa-hsien-tung) area where caves have formed from the waves thousands of years ago but because the island is still rising, these caves are now some 100m inland. Some 30,000 years ago some of the aborigine people lived in those caves (ChangPin people). We made multiple stops to enjoy the gorgeous mountains and cliffs and I couldn't help but want more photos, only to realize later that outside the moment they all look ...