Taiwan
Hualien City

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day259

    Hualien

    April 19 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    De Nationalpark esch höt us verständliche Gründ gschlosse und ich ha ehn Tag zum d Stadt ahluege. Leider geds do ned so viel z tue. Mini Kollege sind beidi scho wiiter - ich has Hostel aber no ehn Nacht buecht.

    Woni googled ha was ich so chönnt mache hani usegfonde dass die Stadt vorallem bekannt esch för gmüetlichi Kaffis. Ich bi also höt zwoi Kaffis go usprobiere und muss säge sie sind ächt härzig. Ich bi au no chli ziellos dord Stadt gloffe, ha min morgig Tag planed & Tagebuech gschriebe. Im Gross und Ganze esch mer aber zimlich langwilig 😂. Ich hät viel meh lust das schöne Tal ahzluege 🤷🏼‍♀️Read more

  • Day51

    De vuelta en Taiwán: Hualien

    August 6 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Sobre las 7 de la mañana cogí un vuelo en Kuala Lumpur dirección Taipei. Una vez en Taipei, fui a la estación principal (la cual ya me encantó a principio del viaje) y compré un pasaje de tren para ir a Hualien hoy mismo. El tren salía en 45 minutos, así que tuve tiempo para caminar por la estación, comer y probar toda la comida posible —daban muestras en muchos puestos—. El viaje de tren duró unas 2 horas y media. Al llegar a Hualien, me pateé media ciudad en busca de un hostal. Entré en un par, pero eran caros, así que seguí caminando unos 40 minutos hasta encontrar uno con un precio asequible. Cuando entré en el hostal definitivo, un chico estaba a punto de ir al mercado nocturno de Dongdamen, justo lo que tenía yo en mente para esta noche. Así que hice el check in y marché con mi nuevo amigo ruso Gregory. El mercado era bastante más grande de lo que imaginaba. Cené una «hamburguesa taiwanesa», algo parecido a una arepa, y bebida de Taro (boniato morado) con burbujas/perlas de tapioca (las mismas que en el té de burbujas o «bubble tea»). Cuando terminamos, volvimos al hostal y nos fuimos a la cama. Los hostales en Taiwán son más caros que en los otros sitios del sudeste asiático donde he estado, pero se nota la diferencia: las sábanas están limpias, los baños son de calidad, hay papel, en este incluso había jabón y champú, el desayuno consiste en algo más que simple pan, la temperatura es ideal, en mi habitación hay hasta un cambiador (para mayor privacidad), etc.Read more

  • Day21

    Setting the world to rights

    October 15, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Unfortunately we decided not to go to to the Taroko Gorge as the clouds over the mountains looked quite low and threatening, so instead we spent the morning setting the world to rights. We had quite an in depth discussion about how we felt with regards to the current pollution crisis and what we feel we can to ourselves to help from vegan ism, transport systems, housing and how we feel the government can and should encourage the population to make the right choices. Obviously us taking so many flights etc is not helpful towards this so we actually looked to see if it was possible to do the shorter journeys by land or sea, but it was interesting to find out that a lot of them you actually can't. 2 coffees and a green tea in we decided we should probably go for a wander.

    We wandered to a park to have lunch, Will bought a ring donut from a bakery and then we went along the river towards Pine Garden. It was hot, cloudy and muggy. Along the river we found the perfect spot for watching jumping fish. That entertained us for a while!! No idea what the fish were but they were big, silver and could jump impressively high. We thought they might be salmon but we are unsure. We also spotted a yellow wagtail on the side of the river.

    Once we got to the Pine Garden we realised you had to pay. It is literally 5 pine trees in a garden!! There were pine trees outside the park! Seriously why do they make people pay for these things. So needless to say we didn't go in. Instead we walked back to the river walked to the opposite side, watched the fish, saw a grey heron and then walked around the city centre until we could justify it being dinner time.

    For dinner we went on a bit of a foodie tour. Will had a chicken roll (3 chicken balls wrapped in chicken skin and grilled on a stick, it wasn't great actually), a KFC style chicken drumstick, we tried green bean mochi (still not a fan of mochi), a croissant filled with custard with a meringue on top (this was dessert when we got back) and then xao long bao (sooo yummy, will ate 5!!). Will was then super full so we started to head back, but I was still pretty hungry. On the way back I saw a buffet style restaurant that had looooads of veg so I just had to go in. I just filled the plate with lots of veg and... the thing we have been looking for since we got here... the famous 1000 year egg. Also known as the Pidan it is a Chinese preserved food product and delicacy made by preserving eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months. I can't describe how God awful this looks,but I will try and describe its textures (see last pic below, bottom left weird eggy thing... ). What would normally be the yellow yolk is still runny, but is a congealed, green, slimey goo, which oozes when you cut up the egg. What would normally be the white of the egg is a brown jelly. The whole thing tastes like a Kippery Egg. If you close your eyes it actually isn't that bad but the look of it is another level. To sum it up, I thought it was fine, but Will was feeling quite queezy after just one bite. Finally we went back to our long await gyoza shop and bought 5 gyoza. All in all we only spent £6.38 on what was actually quite a lot of food 😊

    When we got back to the hostel we booked our taxi for the morning, packed for our 7kg handluggage flight and then ate our amazing desert, yum!!
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  • Day12

    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir 10 Minuten zur Taipei Main Station gelaufen, um unseren Mietwagen abzuholen. Die Übergabe hat problemlos schnell und mit der taiwanischen Freundlichkeit funktioniert und so konnten wir unseren Toyota Innova in Empfang nehmen - eine große Familienkutsche 🚙 Danach sind wir direkt zum Baoan Tempel gefahren. Dies ist eine wunderschöne Tempelanlage, die man in Taipei nicht verpassen sollte. Nach dem Mittagessen ging es dann in Richtung Hualien. Der erste Teil der Strecke war voller Tunnel, danach folgten Serpentinen. Auch wenn die Strecke landschaftliche schön war, zog sie sich doch durch die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen von teilweise 40 km/h ganz schön. Das zerrte an unseren Nerven. Umso glücklicher waren wir als wir das Hotel Park City Hualien erreicht hatten und die Kinder im Spielzimmer spielen konnten. Tim hatte uns noch Abendessen geholt. Hier spricht jedoch kaum einer Englisch sodass die Bestellung via Google Translater getätigt wurde. Das Ergebnis seht ihr in den Bildern 😉Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Hualien City, هوالین, HUN, 花蓮市, 화롄 시, Huālián Shì, Хуалянь

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