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Published: July 31st 2010
view looking down from the top of the inside
The Final Installment!
The cool, rainy weather forced us to change our east coast surfing plans. We decided to go north from Taitung to the city of Hualian and the Taroko Gorge.
The Taroko Gorge is impressive. It's a 19-mile long canyon near the east coast coast of Taiwan. It features a dramatic elevation gain from the coast to around 3000 meters in about 60 horizontal kilometers. It's also crumbling. We rented scooters and toured the park for the day. The weather was decent with only a slight drizzle hitting us here and there. It was a pleasant alternative to spending a few days surfing.
From there, Marvis caught a train back to Chiayi, while the rest of us hopped a train north to Taipei. In Taipei we met up with one of Steve's friends who had recently moved back to Taiwan after spending several years in San Francisco going to University and working. After a day in Taipei, Claire and I had to head back to Chiayi to continue molding the young minds that will make Taiwan's future bright and glorious!!
As with the previous blogs in this series, the remainder of the story is in
the titles and captions of the pictures. We just don't have time to do all the writing we used to. It's not always cohesive because I pulled the pics from two different sources. Sorry.
Well...the next installment will be a smattering of Taiwan pics that we never had time to dedicate a blog to. See ya there!
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