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TravelPod Member ReviewsParadise Hotel Taipei
Good location though - when you eventually find it.
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... area called Daan, where I live and that has top infrastructure.
Too more curious information:
- On Taoyuan airport a Jumbo jet parked at the gangway was lifted 50 cm off the ground by the wind
- The 900ton damper in Taipei 101, one of the world highest buildings moved the most ever for hours - up to one meter.
I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of 2 foreign teachers to accompany a group of 26 students from Guangzhou to join with Beijing and Shenzhen students in a 6 day tour of Taiwan.
In total, we had 72 kids, and a bus for each city group. The kids were pretty good, but I did feel a bit sorry for other tourists sometimes when we rolled up with such a big group.
The first day ...
... so much so that even my camera kept fogging up. Often after every few climbs, my french buddy would be waiting for me while smoking a cigarette. He is much more experienced with this than I and told me he often runs these trails (how, I do not know). He was very nice, but I couldn't hep but think in his head he was saying, "Stupid fat Americans, they can't hike at all." haha
The actual physical distance of the hike was not that long but ...
I made it safely to the Taipei Airport from Manila a few hours ago. I have another 5 or so hours here before the long flight back to Seattle. I had a great last few days in the Philippines. I braved the chaos of Manila and got to reconnect with wonderful friends from the Peace Corps, High School, and make new friends and connections! It is always fun to reconnect with Totems and so funny to think that Kent Troug and I would both end up ...
Today is a relaxed day, Baiyang trail, which is not far away from our hostel, is where we will be hiking.
The trail was setup in 1984 in preparation of hydraulic power plant construction. The construction project was eventually abandoned due to the concerns of environmental impact. If the hydraulic power plant was built, Liwu River's water would be substantially decreased due to the dam blocking water flow.
Trail is flat, going thru ...