Monday, May 26, 2014

Family Road Trip

In March I had the wonderful opportunity to host my dad and sister in Taiwan for one week. It was awesome being able to share my love for this beautiful country. It is one thing to talk about a place but it is completely different to experience it firsthand. After just a few days, really just a few hours, of being in Taiwan they both understood why I love it here so much. It is a great feeling knowing that they share my love for my home away from home. 

During their stay, we rented a car and had ourselves a cross-Taiwan road trip. We ventured from Taichung to Puli, across the Cross Central Highway to Hualien, down the coast to Taitung, across some ocean to Green Island, through the mountains to Kaohsiung and back up the plains to Taichung. We really squeezed everything that Taiwan has to offer into those four days. 

Europeanesque village somewhere between Puli and Cingjing Farms

Cingjing Farms

Cloud River!

The majority of the roads we took the first day were filled \with clouds

Taroko National Park

Our fabulous driver

The view from our hotel in Hualien 

Scenic stop somewhere along the East Coast

A picture of two weirdos taking pictures of themselves 

Marker for the Tropic of Cancer

A boat church close to Taitung 

We found these beautiful flower fields across the street from an aboriginal cultural center 

A giant swing at the cultural center


Tide pools close to Taitung

One of the closed down prisons on Green Island

Propaganda artwork on the prison's walls

Walking into fairy and elves land

The Pecking Dog and Sleeping Beauty rocks

On the beach in Taimali

Driving the East Coast highway south of Taimali

Temples in Kaohsiung 

Art Walk near Kaohsiung Harbor

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