Taiwan
Hualien City

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  • Day198

    Hualien

    October 12, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Étape à Hualien avant et après le parc. Ville côtière avec un super marché de nuit où l'on passe nos soirées adossés au seul bar ^^. Vodka taiwanese à 60 degrés et bières pas chères accompagnées de poissons grillés.
    On rencontre un vietnamien et des habitants de Belize vivants à Taïwan avec qui on finit le samedi soir dans les bars de la ville. Pas de chance le lendemain c'est réveil tôt pour aller voir des dauphins. Et avec 2 mètres de houle ça risque d'être compliqué mais tout se passe finalement ce qu'on ne peut pas dire de certains ^^.
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  • Day51

    De vuelta en Taiwán: Hualien

    August 6, 2019 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

  • Day17

    Zondag 24 november 2019

    November 24, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Dacht dat we vandaag net als gisteren wederom 125 kilometer moesten rijden echter dit blijken er 175 te zijn. Weer door de bergen en langs de kust en ondanks dat we een deel van de rit regen hebben gehad is de natuur echt overweldigend. Na 3.5 uur komen we aan bij onze homestay in Hualien.
    Ook hier komen we te vroeg aan dus maar even te voet de omgeving verkennen en lunchen bij een Japans restaurant.
    Onze gastheer is super aardig en doet er alles aan om het ons naar de zin te maken: en spreekt bovendien Engels, dat scheelt een stuk. Ook nu weer een fantastische kamer, helemaal goed.
    ‘s Middags met de auto een kwartiertje rijden naar het centrum van de stad. Veel winkels en eettentjes. Ook zijn er smalle straatjes waar gegeten wordt die ons doen denken aan Bangkok.
    Eind van de middag terug naar onze homestay en ‘s avonds in de buurt hotpot gegeten. Morgen gaan we naar attractie nummer 1 van Taiwan: Taroko National Park. We zijn erg benieuwd.
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  • 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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  • Day48

    Taiwan

    October 27, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Arrived in Taiwan at 4am and made our way over to Taipei main station for our train; we were happy to find all the metro signage in English. Due to Pride weekend, every hotel was full so we weren't able to stay in Taipei and insteads headed straight to Hualien. As the trains are super efficient we were still too early to check in so took a wonder down to the coast and into town, where everything was closed. For dinner we hit our first Taiwanese night market, which was packed and there was so much food to choose from, mainly snacks but also a few places with plastic seating. The market also had a highly enjoyable light art show.Read more

  • Day12

    Der Roadtrip beginnt - 1. Stop Hualien

    January 6, 2019 in Taiwan

    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

  • Day4

    花蓮市區

    June 28 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    [端午連假獨自環島日誌] - 4 [花蓮市站]
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    據說最近有個網美景點 山度空間。
    去的時候人多到令人卻步,就移師到旁邊的海崖谷,也是有躺椅吊在空中讓網美們拍照,遼闊的海景也不輸山度空間,感覺能露營應該很不錯吧😁
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    這一整天就騎著車在花蓮市區繞啊繞的,離開海崖谷之後經過傳說中的貨櫃屋星巴克,隨後轉知卡宣大道往吉安去,再次造訪了吉安慶修院。
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    回到市區後,嬸嬸推薦一個新的點在酒廠附近讓我去踩踩,據說是一個涼爽的木棧道,但我怎麼走都是炎熱的柏油路😂 後來才知道自己走錯區了,木棧道還要再往前走一段路,不過柏油路那條也算跟秘道了,看到不少人往那個方向走去,最後走到一個小庭子,也可以看到遠方的太平洋。
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    下午到一家堂妹推薦的貓咖啡來吃早午餐(?
    應該是下午茶了😂 他們家很特別的是鬆餅是竹碳鬆餅,擠上奶油之後真的很像卡通裡的那種黑炭娃娃超可愛,另外他們的抹茶拿鐵的抹茶是用錐形瓶裝的,要慢慢的加抹茶進裝著鮮奶的杯子,看著抹茶散開的瞬間真的很療癒😊
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    離開花蓮前再去吃一家嬸嬸推薦的冰,酒釀桂花蜜冰,第一次嚐到加了酒釀的冰,也是店內的招牌,超級好吃。只不過它也有加了湯圓,吃完真的撐到快吐了,估計到了宜蘭也不用吃晚餐了😂😂
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    短暫的停留花蓮市,看看這兩年的變化,與好久不見的親戚聊聊天,更新一下近況便匆匆離去。
    還記得小時候回花蓮都是論星期計算的,現在回去都是一天兩天而已,事情一多了就比較沒有時間去好好享受生活😣
    傍晚堂妹和嬸嬸送我到花蓮火車站,搭著太魯閣號往宜蘭出發,準備明日最期待的行程😋
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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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