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Taiwan Day 6: Northeast coast

March 31, 2014

Northeast coast of Taiwan

At 12:30 we were picked up in the lobby to set off in a van on a tour of the Northeast coast of Taiwan. The description of the tour promised fascinating rock formations, lighthouses, fishing villages, pastoral farmlands and temples. As we were leaving town, we passed the obligatory Ferris wheel (seems every city in Japan and Taiwan has one). We drove along the coast, heading north. There were no longer any chimneys everywhere or buildings surrounding us (remember I mentioned how dense Taipei is). Instead we saw rising mountain peaks, ocean, unique erosion landforms from the waves hitting the rocks over the centuries, fishing villages and little villages nestled in the crooks of the mountains. The road was narrow with short tunnels cut into the mountains. The views were beautiful of the water and the green mountains with their tips covered in fog, boats on the water, and a lighthouse (I guess the one they promised we would see).

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Taipai, Taiwan Day 1

March 26, 2014

We left Los Angeles on March 25 at noon and arrived, via Narita (Tokyo) in Taipai, Taiwan (for those of you who remember some history, Taiwan was once called Formosa) at 10 at night on March 26. One very long day. Customs line was long, but moved somewhat quickly. By the time we made it through our bags were circling on the carousel waiting for us (yes, we sent our bags through). Our driver was waiting for us, with a sign with my name. That does make life so much easier as there were throngs and throngs of people (a theme to be repeated).

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