Taiwan 09 - Qi Xing Tan 七星潭 & Taroko Gorge 太鲁阁 May 2nd 2009 Next stop, Hualien 花莲!
The day started pretty early as we had to catch 7.30am train to Hualien. In about 3 hrs' time at Hualien station, we were greeted by the taxi driver-cum-tour guide, Mr Zhuang. With Mr Zhuang around, the trip around Hualien's attraction became more interesting and convenient.
After settling our accommodation and getting a coffee fix (needed a perk, man), our Huali ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Hualien In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more