Demons and Earthquakes May 25th 2004 Wednesday 19th May – Taipei – Hualien
Our train leaves Taipei at 1030am, so we arrived at the station at 915am to ensure we didn’t miss our train. The scenery on this three-hour journey was lovely, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and Taiwan’s mountainous interior on the other.
We arrived at Hualien just before 2pm and were whisked away by a very happy taxi driver ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Keelung 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