Taroko national park --- day 1

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Hey ... i saw the view... the fog has gone.... it was gray but DRY ...we got a better day today.. COFFEEEEEE .. i wake Simon up...

I took many deep breathings... nmm.... so fresh... so clear...  and NOT COLD..hahaha

Today , we will cross the central mountains to Taroko National Park via the highest road of Taiwan(3275 meter )...

Taroko ,where i used to spend many many times here during the internship... a place i love it so much... i can not wait to interduce it to Simon. the gorge , the mountains, the waterfall..the old  trails ,the hot springs and the cliff. ....

Can we see the sea of clouds today  ?We have to pass this highway  before 1400 , i do not want to drive in the heavy fog with countless curves  .

the way to Wuling
.. i was planing the route for today in mind....  

After taking  some funny pictures of guesthouse at CingJing  we arrived Wuling . It is the higest spot of Taroko National Park.(3275 meters) We stop at the platform  to the  superb view of  the landscape varies... It is very cold to Taiwanese ,but not to a Scottish bear... tourists were wonderung why this strange guy only wears the T-shirt... hahaha... Simon was very exciting when we keep  driving up, he looks like a kid ,  he can not stop admiring the lovely sight..hahha.. his big smile tells everything.. he never been a place so high .....hahaha

Guanyuan is bordered by Taiwan red pine and Taiwan White Pine  and also a place where  is the joint habitat of mid to high altitude birds.

the view form the guest house
Unfortunately, the fog was too heavy ,we did not stay there just passed it ..... after  2 hours  driving ,we were out of the fog , the view was getting clear, the sun came out .... Oh YA.....

Along central cross-island highway, after LyuShui ,we arrived at Cihmu Bridge which is an H-Shape hanging bridge .The rocks beneath the bridge are composed of black layer of schist and white marble . Simon asked  me to stay here for a while with very cute puppy eyes...hahaha. ..a pavilion caught his eyes

 for sure ,BAGA ... we  are  on vacation , beside , it was only 1400 and we have already  out of the high mountains ........

After the Cihmu bridge,we went to the Night Turns Tunnel....it is the most magnificent  spot of Taroko gorge.

night turns trail
..the sheer cliffs face each otherand so close , the narrowest distence between the cliffs is only 10 meter wild. It has been formed by tens of thousands of years of  water eursion.

Hey,  have you seen a fish swimming up stream? 

yes, it is in the rocks... hahah...its  a big rock fish leaping across the gate ....

For Simon,Changchun shine is MOST see , he has imaged that it is a place which Master BaiMay(kill bill) lives...of course... postcard time...hahaha 

WOW... beware the moon...  bear  was howling ... AU...A~U....

watch out the panda paws.....panda was howling...

hahaa... we keep playing this funny game  during the way to Hualien city.

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We had a chinese style steak for dinner... well, there is no chips   and cola tonight....  basically , we had steak with noodles and sweetd tea in local way... bear was a bit shock for this kind of the steak house... it was a big culture differeance with food  after he arriving Taiwan.. 

i understood how its weird  to him...i got the same experience on my first latin america journey...i had SALTY red beans for breakfast and dinner...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and there is no one tell me what i had... becasue i do not know any Spanish till 2 weeks after ...(it is another crazy story)

so...i try to answerand explain all of his  funny questions about food... not just ask him ""EAT IT"" as when we explored asia food at Germany  ....  thought ,the Germany life  experience was training me for good patience ..hahaha...

Today , we stop at a guest house named "nature high" at Chisingtan ... which is just next to the beach.... soon, i were into a deep sleep ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the way to Wuling
the way to Wuling
the view form the guest house
the view form the guest house
night turns trail
night turns trail
sea of the clouds
sea of the clouds
the view from above
the view from above
Wuling!
Wuling!
the top !!
the top !!
hey ..the weather is getting bette…
hey ..the weather is getting bett…
still goes UP!!
still goes UP!!
yeap it is in Taiwan .. not UK
yeap it is in Taiwan .. not UK
waterfall of clouds
waterfall of clouds
pines!!
pines!!
pines
pines
more pines
more pines
chimu bridge
chimu bridge
night turns trail
night turns trail
night turns trail
night turns trail
night turns trail
night turns trail
night turn trail
night turn trail
night turns trail
night turns trail
the cliffs face to each other
the cliffs face to each other
oops!! you got me... wanna some ca…
oops!! you got me... wanna some c…
the place BaiMay lives...
the place BaiMay lives...
it is  definitely not your stuff!!
it is definitely not your stuff!!
the stay at nature high...
the stay at nature high...
is it a UK beach style cabin?
is it a UK beach style cabin?