San-Zhi Pod Village is a uniquely designed and abandoned luxury vacation spot in Taiwan that was destroyed completely in 2009. There are many stories surrounding the circumstances of its original abandonment. Continue Reading →
The Formosa Naruwan in Taitung City treated us well after our long, tough ride over the the mountains along the Southern Cross-Island Highway. We had arrived in Taitung the previous night, after leaving Baolai at 9am and journeying for twelve long hours on the road. The hotel is a 5 star luxury resort, featuring native aboriginal art, terrific food and a mighty nice spa center. We decided to take advantage of the money we spent and had a long, leisurely Continue Reading →
Our motorcycle excursions brought us to this wacky little dwelling at Basian Caves, which is located along Taiwan’s Eastern Coastline on Highway 11. Note: Please see my comment below in reference to the Buddhist swastika on the front gate.
At the local fish market in Shingang Harbor, Chenggong, this woman literally stopped everyone in their tracks when she walked through with this giant sting ray in tow.
Happy Chinese New Year! John and I arrived in Hualian City from Taroko Gorge yesterday afternoon. We spent Tuesday and yesterday morning hiking around the heart of Taroko, in the tiny village of Tianshiung. We enjoyed a romantic ride along the Hualian pier yesterday afternoon and then stopped to watch the waves crashing without another person in sight. Last night, we went out for Japanese hot pot and bbq. We watched the fireworks from our window before going to bed. Continue Reading →
We stopped in Keeling and had a look at the world of fishing in Keeling, also home to Keelung Harbor, which was once Taiwan’s most prominent port. Continue Reading →
One of the best ways to travel Taiwan is on the back of a motorcycle. Read about our motorcycle adventures along the eastern coastline of Taiwan Continue Reading →
Traveling Taiwan by motorcycle took us over Hehuan Mountain, through Toroko Gorge, and along the eye-dazzling eastern coastline of the island. Continue Reading →
The Motorcycle Diaries – Taiwan: We’re driving to Nantou and Sun Moon Lake. Then we’re heading to Hualien to see Toroko Gorge. From there, we’ll travel to Yilan before heading home to Taipei. Continue Reading →