December 11th, 2008 – by: gatts
biggest disappointment of this trip is going through Hualien county due
to a 3 day incremental weather. Now this happened during the best
travel season in Taiwan
from what I considered between November to January. So I just can’t
imagine what would be like during the raining season. So the weather
didn’t cooperate which forced me to cut the amount of time that I would
normally spend especially on a beautiful county such as this one. The
pictures below is far from complete to depict its shear beauty from its
mysterious mountain ranges that encompass the Taroko National Park to
its majestic scenic coast line facing the great Pacific.
it was raining I decided to use the dark hours to travel up through
Hualien along the coastal route. Since it was dark and raining I wasn’t
able to see much of this beautiful coast line like I originally planed.
The only thing that I can say is there were many small townships along
the route that do a lot of business with tourist so it would not be
hard to find a place to stay.
After going through the city of Hualien
I didn’t see anything worth taking pictures of. There were a few
attractions that I when to that wouldn’t allow me to take pictures
in general like the other Southern Counties is in general very lay back
even within the city is slow compared to those of the more crowded
areas in the North. This may also due to the fact that the economy in
Hualien is heavily dependent upon tourist dollars. I’ll definitely have
to re-explore Hualien County the next time I go back since there were so much that I had missed out on.