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  • Day15

    Coast Road to Taipei

    December 8, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We began the day visiting Liyu Lake, for a paddle boat ride and visiting a Japanese temple, both on the outskirts of Hualien. Then we began the journey to Taipei.

    There's only one road from Hualien to Taipei, and it spectacularly hugs the coast for the first part of the journey, then goes inland through multiple tunnels (the longest being 12.9km), before hitting freeway into the city.

    We broke up the journey with a bento-style lunch box, and we arrived in Taipei at 5pm after a long day driving. After farewelling Steven we checked into our hotel and went for a walk in search of tea.
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  • Day15

    Fahrt nach Jiufen

    May 13, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute ging es erneut durch die Taroko Schlucht, jedoch noch deutlich weiter in die Berge nach oben. Vorbei an vielen Plantagen, unter anderem Tee, Obst und Kohl. Auf den Bergen haben wir viele kleine Stopps gemacht. Die ganze Fahrt dauerte etwa 12-13 Stunden. Jetzt sind wir kaputt im nächsten Hotel angekommen, in Jiufen.Read more

  • Day15

    Well you can't have it all!

    October 9, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Well after having gorgeous weather yesterday, booking an extra night and booking an extra day with the scooter, we got up early for another exciting day out but obviously it decided to pour it down! Up we got anyway in hope it would stop but we didn't have much luck in the morning. Instead we did our washing, Will got his hair cut and I read more of Anne Frank's diary.

    Around 11am it started to just spit and so we jumped on the scooter and drove to Qingshui Cliffs. Even though it was very cloudy the views were really pretty along the coastline with the towering cliffs and the blue crashing waves in the sea. This was spoilt slightly by the number of tunnels in which the road went through which were suffocating and full of maniac trucks that would all of a sudden overtake us on the bike in a narrow 2 lane tunnel! We had a late lunch at the viewpoint along the way.

    After a couple more scenic stops we arrived back in town and went to Meilun Sea Shore Park, Beibin Park and Nanbin Park. Nanbin Park was by far the best with its coastal views and enormous rocky beach. Truly calming for the end of the day.

    In the evening we ate the famous spring onion pancake with a runny egg in the center (mine burst all over me, I was such an embarrassing mess!), Xia Long bào (soooo tasty) and gyzo dumplings. Good day of food!

    The plan for tomorrow is to pack up and hopefully begin working our way northwards.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Yilan, 이란 현, 宜蘭縣

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