Hot Pot and shaved ice

After Taitung, we had a long journey in front of us – we took the train and traveled half way around the island to Taichung, the city, where our friend Johannes lives and which would be the base for our adventures. Once there, we met Johannes and rented a car for the next day. To make best use of the car-time, we went out that same evening and drove up to a hill from where one can overlook the whole city and enjoyed the view even though, the lights on the public buildings have just been switched off. Continue reading “Hot Pot and shaved ice”

Killer bees and mountain roads

The east coast of Taiwan is the more rural part of the country, where indigenous tribes still live in the mountains and one can enjoy a scenic coastal road with the ocean on one side and green hills on the other – we didn’t need much more to be convinced. After some hours in the train, we finally arrived in Hualien, which is not a particularly beautiful town, but it’s perfectly located to visit the Taroko national park, which was highly recommended by several sources. This time we decided to stay at an AirBnB again and met Sophia and her friendly cat, who came by often and just wanted some deserved belly rubs… all the time (just the cat). 😀  Continue reading “Killer bees and mountain roads”