Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I went to Hualien for a few days over the weekend. Hualien is a really nice place to go. It has the beach, and 30 minutes away are the mountains. The mountains aren't like anything I have ever seen before. I went so high up in the mountains that I was eye level with the clouds within the mountains. I don't know if they were really clouds, or just oxygen but it wasn't really like how it is in the Smokey Mountains. I don't know how to explain it.
In Hualien there are rice fields overlooking the ocean too. Hualien is a famous place to visit for going to the beach, but more for going to the mountains and bike riding. There are other sights to see here too. I also saw a Tropic of Cancer marker, a famous ice cream factory in Taiwan, and a tourist farm. Oh yea, I even went to a little night market that Nicholas Cage was at! I saw his autograph on a vendor's sign, so I ate there as well.
Next weekend I am going to go to another place in the mountains that is famous for hot springs. I am excited about going there too! See you guys later.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here are some pictures to look at. Other than that...not much going on!
The first picture is of a church made out of paper! Not like the paper you write on, but still though its pretty cool. I don't know too much about it though. It is called "Paper Dome".
The second picture is of a really nice place called Sun Moon Lake. It is a pretty lake in the mountains. Over here you can go hiking, biking, and that kind of stuff. Lots of people come here to get away from the city.
The third picture is inside a huge Buddhist temple. Those 4 giant statues are the columns holding up the roof to this part. Its really nice here, and it is also in the mountains so it makes it cool to go to.