Taiwan Trip Jan 2020 – Part 5

Hualien (3rd Day) Breakfast It was a lovely morning. Later that day, we would take the afternoon train back to Taipei. Constant Companion RR and I woke up especially early to try some local breakfast. We went to a nearby joint (highly recommended by Google Map) which specialises in the typical Taiwanese breakfast items. Nothing much […]

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Taiwan Trip Jan 2020 – Part 4

Hualien (2nd Day) Taroko Gorge Today we have arranged a private tour with our hotel concierge, to Taroko Gorge. Constant Companion RR and I would be taken to a few locations. Taroko Gorge itself is beautiful; it is always nice to be surrounded by nature. It was a beautiful day really. Our driver/ guide was chatty and […]

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Taiwan Trip Jan 2020 – Part 3

Street photography of Hualien, Taiwan.

Hualien (3 Days 2 Nights) 14th January 2020 (Morning) Got up ridiculously early this morning. Got a morning train to catch to Hualien where Constant Companion RR and I spent the next 2 nights in. Arrived at the Taipei Main Station’s TRA Station with ample time, Constant Companion RR popped into the convenient store and bought some breakfast. Constant […]

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Taiwan Trip Jan 2020 – Part 2

13th January 2020 (Day 3) Efficient! Friendly! Government Bureau! On this day, Constant Companion RR and I had to head down to the local Household Registration Office to get some administrative work done. It was quite an interesting experience for us. The building has a really aged look; and within, it houses various government departments to serve […]

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Taiwan Trip Jan 2020 – Part 1

Foreword Just returned from a rather productive trip to Taiwan. Constant Companion RR and I have managed to complete all the tasks we have set for ourselves before this trip. In the midst of getting things done, we also managed to spend some quality time with the family and even visited a couple of strange, new […]

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Taiwan. Jan 2019. Part 6

Day Six (12th Jan 2019) Alishan 05:00 am – Up Before the Sun Constant Companion RR and I have booked a, sort of, private tour with our hotel, to go see Alishan’s famous sunrise. While it would be more fun to go on our own via the Alishan Forest Railway, but it would also be […]

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Taiwan. Jan 2019. Part 5

Day Five (11th Jan 2019) Alishan Approximately an hour after leaving Fen Qi Hu, our bus ride brought us to Alishan Bus Station. After taking a moment for Constant Companion RR to retrieve her jacket from the luggage, we walked to the entrance to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area which was just across the road, […]

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Taiwan. Jan 2019. Part 4

Day Five (11th Jan 2019) “Journey to Alishan” Breakfast Our 2D1N trip to Alishan began on the fifth day. After we have prepared ourselves since 5 am that morning, our first order of business was to grab a bite. As we got a train to catch at 9 am, we made a quick venture out […]

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Taiwan. Jan 2019. Part 3

Statue of a baseball player. Roundabout, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Day Four (10th Jan 2019) Chiayi The Morning Rush This day, we planned to stay one night over at Chiayi just before we catch our train up to Alishan, early next morning. We have prepared our luggage the night before for our 3D2N trip away from Taipei. Mainly because we did not want to freeze when we are […]

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Taiwan. Jan 2019. Part 2

Day Three (9th Jan 2019) Taipei “Casual Fine Dining” This day, Constant Companion RR and I had a lunch with her parents in a restaurant which Constant Companion RR was introduced to, back home. Both of us were surprised how casual the whole ambiance of the highly recommended restaurant was, which I feel is a great thing […]

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