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Nov 17, 2009 - Deep blue waters

I sat and drank the first nice coffee I have had in Taiwan, chewing my omelette sandwich while I watched the water pouring under the Entrance to the Eternal Spring Shrine Trail. One of those lovely timeless breaks. I had just walked the trail and had been chased out of my previous resting point high up the valley side by what I was concerned may have been one of those there killer bees all the signs kept going on about, it was certainly big enough and seemed very attracted to the 7/11 melon bun I was having for breakfast. But for now I...

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Nov 16, 2009 - Killer bees and poisonous snakes

So far in Taiwan, all the other countryside places I have been were in 'National Scenic Areas', Taroko Gorge is my first Taiwanese National Park. I've been in a lot of the great Gorges of the world (including the awesome non-gorge Grand Canyon), and I doubt any will beat China's Tiger Leaping Gorge, but Taroko Gorge is very impressive. Its as long, high and narrow as some of the best, but its special beauty lies in that a lot of it is marble, very pretty. All in all, give me World Heritage Sights and National Parks when I'm travelling...

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May 21, 2005 - Hualien

Hualien is located on the east coast of Taiwan. Most famous at Hualien is the Taroko Gorge which is this impressive mountain range covered with lush greenery. Tara and I hopped on a train to head down to Hualien yesterday. Umm... totally my fault, but I got us on the wrong train... oops! I did ask for help and got off that train and eventually got on the right one. *whew* Taroko Gorge kind of reminds me of Hawaii. The clouds hang low and hide the tops of the mountains. Everything is just incredibly green. It was amazingly beautiful. We both...

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