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Road trip to Hualien

We live on the west side of the island (mainland China is across the sea from us) in Hsinchu and drove up around the north by Taipei, then down the eastern coast of Taiwan to Hualien last weekend.  The first several pictures are from our beautiful hotel, the Promised Land Resort, then the beach area in Hualien, where swimming or even playing in the water is prohibited, and also to Taroko Gorge National Park.  It took us about five hours by car to get there since the country is extremely mountainous and densely covered with tropical plants and vegetation.  A traveler typically does not drive directly through the middle of the country, but instead, would drive around the perimeter of the island, much of which is along a narrow highway, engineered miraculously with cliff-side roads situated close to a rather frightful drop-off almost straight below to the ocean waters.

Our trip was a lot of fun and Kelly enjoyed taking a couple of days off work. We hope to take another road trip around the entire island during the summer, going south from Hsinchu, then coming up from the bottom tip the next time.  What a beautiful land.


Julie said…
What a fun trip. It looks so pretty there, and great job capturing that beauty with your camera!
Cool. Looks like you guys made it to Taroko Gorge. Those canyons look really cool with the marble walls don't they?
Lisa said…
Those pictures are breathtaking! What a beautiful place! I like the one of you and your fam at the start of the post. You guys are such a cute family! And Kelly - you look fabulous! I love your hair!
Bobbi said…
Great pictures! What an interesting and scenic island.

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