in Ntrips, Taiwan2014, Trips
After a night in Hualien, and the homestead giving us breakfast vouchers at McDonalds (doh, it this broke my 20 year+ record of not having eaten any McDonalds food when I ate an egg muffin which was eatable enough), we picked up our rental car and drove up the coast a bit to enjoy the cliff views and then drove into the national park to do a couple of hikes and stay in fancy cabins at a very nice aborigine hotel.
We drove up the coast for views and then back down and drove inside the park by going up the river:
If you've seen the california coast, the views weren't better, but they still were enjoyable:
Jennifer planning our trip with a ranger
we also hiked up there, to the high temple, many steps :)
our next goal (from the top temple we had reached)
We finished by reaching the Buluowan Visitor Center to plan our longer hike the next day, and check in at our cabin just before sunset (17:00 only because Taiwan isn't really in the right timezone). The included buffet dinner was actually quite good, but the show mostly done by kids afterwards was cute, but way too long.