[taiwan 2013] day 4-6: cloudy in hualien

We got a driver for the past few days to go around and we’d stop at pretty places, but it’s been quite cloudy and foggy so still amazing scenery but some parts not as nice for taking photos :(

4-1train
on the train from taipei to 新城
4-2beach
v cool waves along 清水斷崖
4-3qingshuicliff
love the colour of the sea!!!
4-4shakadang
not sure what the bridge is called but this photo was taken from the start of the shakadang (砂卡噹) trail
4-5water
the trail basically follows a stream with really clear and nice water
4-6hualien
view from our hotel in hualien
4-7bao
some famous bao shop!!
4-8dessert
dessert :D
on day 5 we did a tour down the east rift valley. this is from some old japanese place I forgot what it’s called haha
5-2liyutan
we spent 1h going around liyu lake (鯉魚潭) in this super slow peddle boat
5-3lintienshan
林田山
5-3railway
old railroads!
5-4hotpot
石头火锅 for lunch- my first time voluntarily eating so much fish and veggies but it was yummy!
5-5icecream
ice cream at the guangfu sugar factory :D I’ve actually been eating icecream a lot hehe icecream in winter is v nice!
5-6ostrich
went to 瑞穗 but we didn’t really go around much, just saw some ostriches and cows and ate more icecream hahaha
雲山水, a super pretty place (my photos don't do it justice) though it's all man-made
雲山水, a super pretty place (my photos don’t do it justice) though it’s all man-made
5-8ducks
the man-made lake is huge! and has ducks heh (on the far right is a hotel)
6-1qixingtan
stacking rocks at 七星潭 x) it isn’t actually a lake, the water in the background is the pacific ocean!
6-2tarokoentrance
east entrance to taroko national park
6-3tarokogorge
taroko gorge! we had to wear helmets while walking there in case rocks fall
6-4tarokoriver
the river water wasn’t that pretty but still nice!
6-5tianxiang
天祥寺 which was too high so we decided not to climb up haha
6-6redmaple
red maple leaves!!!
leader village, it's like a resort run by people from the tribe there and the place is super nice
leader village, it’s like a resort run by people from the tribe there and the place is super nice!! they have stargazing stuff but it was too cloudy the night we were there D:

Yup finally done! I’m in sun moon lake now but that will be a separate post cos this is so long already

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