A week in Taiwan

We doggedly continued to explore Taiwan in the aftermath of the food poisoning that continued to last well after our return to Guangzhou. After a week, our greatest impressions are of how warm and friendly the people are and how much natural beauty exists in Taiwan. We did manage to visit some tourist sights like the National Museum, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, the Taipei Zoo and Maokong Gondola but it was truly its natural scenic spots that were the highlights for our visit. See for yourself.

BEITOU THERMAL VALLEY

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A MTR ride and a nice short walk gets you to the thermal valley

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Pretty walk to the hot springs

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Hot enough to boil an egg (which the locals use to do here)

ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN

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Start of the hike up Elephant Mountain

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There were a lot of stairs. A challenge given our weak state.

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The beauty kept us going

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View from the top

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The family in Taipei

TAIWAN COAST + YEHLIU GEOPARK

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View of coastline on the way to Jiufen and Yehliu

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Stop at waterfalls on the way. Unfortunately I cannot recall the name of these falls.

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Breathtaking Yehliu Coast

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Strong waves

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Yehliu Geopark

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Yehliu coast with rock formations in the background

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Created by the force of nature

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One of many fossils imbedded in the rocks

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Out of this world scenery at Yehliu

 

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8 thoughts on “A week in Taiwan

  1. So sorry you had to battle food poisoning…. Glad I wasn’t there for that. Beautiful scenery but what stands out the most is the Nico is starting to look like a big boy. He’s getting tall and thin… No more little man chubbies.

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  2. Great photos! Very sorry about the food poisoning. We’ve had three rounds of stomach flu (had to cancel our Thanksgiving vacation, but attempted to go anyway, resulting in a very bad night/ morning in a hotel in Vegas, and a long drive back the next day).

    Not fun at all.

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