Sunday, May 17, 2015

Taiwan again

It's been a long time since I blogged. So here's a quick one about another Taiwan trip. I really like Taiwan and I was really excited to do this trip with my friend Lena. I was there for 7 days, which is the longest I've been in Taiwan continuously. We went around the entire island in 7 days! I flew into Taoyuan and met up with her in Taipei. 

Finally tried Din Tai Fung:

We headed north from Taipei to Jiufen, which is supposed to be the inspiration for Spirited Away. It turns out that most people go there to go hiking. We just walked around and ate a lot of food.

Then we head to the east coast to the Taroko Gorge. I insisted on staying inside the gorge so we managed to book a room at the Youth Activity Center. The place is not listed on the usual hotel booking websites and not many people know about it. But it's really a nice hotel. This is the view from our room.

After a good amount of hiking all over the gorge, we headed to the southern tip. We arrived in Kenting, to a really cute bed and breakfast near the Sail Rock. This part is a short distance away from the main town so it's less crowded but really difficult to get around by public transportation. The wind was strong and the waves made it too hard to swim but it was nice to just enjoy the sun.

Then we headed back up the west coast to Taichung. I didn't really get to spend much time in Taichung. We arrived on afternoon and I had to leave the first thing the next morning for the airport. It takes around 2.5 hours to get to the airport.

Not sure when my next trip to Taiwan will be!

1 comment:

yalu said...

Was Din Tai Fung everything you expected??