Dad told mom I was crying like a baby when it happened. He was right, I was bawling like the biggest 23-year-old baby in the world.
People say if you’ve not visited Taroko Gorge National Park, you’ve not seen Taiwan. They say she’s the most beautiful place of all Taiwan, and they are quite right. On day 4, I met her. I stared at her, I breathed in her scent, I took in her glorious beauty. She looked back at me shyly and smiled, and with open arms she invited me to explore the curves of her cliffs…
Woah, travelling, is really a waste of time. When you’re moving between miles, trying to get from one place to another, there’s not much you can do to be productive but sleep and make a futile attempt to read. We left Kuala Lumpur’s LCCT airport at 10am, boarded a four hour flight, and only checked in at a hotel in Taipei at 6pm.
For a small country, Taiwan has an INSANE amount of National Parks, National Scenic Areas, Lakes, Hot Springs and Night Markets to offer. The Taiwan Tourism Board REALLY love the word scenic and it gets rather overwhelming. You’ll know why later.
I’ll be honest to tell you that I was a teeny bit skeptical about backpacking in Taiwan. Amazing shopping? The only shopping I do is picking through my sister-in-law’s hand me downs. Culture? Taiwan is as Chinese as my Grandfather’s extensive China teapot collection.