This is my second visit to National Center for Traditional Arts. It rained during my first visit. I came with a group of volunteers, and I signed up for a bike ride along the river. It was quite a day, as I had to watch out for the camera (borrowed from a friend), and ride the bike at the same time. The weather wasn't that bad when we arrived this time, but knowing that this is Yilan, we had our umbrellas with us anyway. There was no special agenda for the day. We simply wanted to keep it simple. We had a casual lunch (so casual that I'm not going to bother posting an article about it), and then just hang out here until we get bored!
目前分類：【遊記】東臺灣 Eastern Taiwan (10)
- Aug 08 Fri 2014 09:30
- Aug 06 Wed 2014 10:12
After a good night rest, we were up really early. I sat outside in the garden reading a book to my little baby while the dad went out for a morning jog. The weather was not perfect, but it was not scorching hot. Perfect to hang out in the early morning before breakfast. When the dad got back, we were ready for breakfast.
- Aug 04 Mon 2014 08:39
- Jul 08 Mon 2013 10:02
This is, after all, my birthday trip. So something special had to be arranged. I hear that the famous whiskey distillery is not far from here, but we didn't know how to get there. We've seen 'King Car' signs along the way, but it turned out to be the orchid farm. Then, we decided to go with our instincts, and see where the road would take us. Believe it or not, we eventually found the place!
- Jun 13 Thu 2013 10:10
My birthday this year happened to fall on a Wednesday. Without wanting to use up all my days off, I decided to go somewhere not as far. I started looking for a place to spend the night away from Taipei at the beginning of the year. Then I realised that place was a bit too far from anywhere. So I started looking for an alternative, and came across this place. It looked really nice! I booked the room a month in advance, quite confident that my choice was right. Then a week before the actual trip, I saw another blogger's review of the place, and confirmed that I had made a right decision in coming here. You know how pictures on official websites can be deceiving... So it was a lot more practical to see another blogger's review. I had so much confidence with the decision because the place was quite new. At least the facilities would be pretty new! And reading the review basically reassured me.
- Aug 24 Fri 2012 11:40
**The following article is in Chinese (Traditional) only.
- Jul 23 Mon 2012 14:43
The release of this article happens to be on a Monday - time to face our stress and pressure again! With the accummulation of stress over the week, many people are still unable to relax even after a weekend! I thought it was just me, but apparently a lot of people have noticed how rare it is to find a smile on the MRT in Taipei. I guess you can say it's because city people are grumps, or because Taipei people can't smile. Smiling is your own responsibility. It makes you lighter, and more positive. So I say why not?
- Jul 13 Fri 2012 15:33
- Jul 05 Thu 2012 18:27
One of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Eastern Taiwan, is Taroko Gorge. The scene is spectacular here. The sun was shining, but the weather was perfectly mild. Reaching this destination here, was a significant moment for me. There are beautiful places within my own island that I have yet to explore. People keep telling me how gorgeous these places are, and now for the first time, I was able to see the place with my own eyes. And anyone who has taught English at cram schools here in Taiwan, would have, no doubt, come across Taroko Gorge before in textbooks. I, myself, had uttered the name in classrooms for years... And now, I'm finally here.
- May 18 Fri 2012 09:04
I was planning on completing the 2010 England series first before moving on to my Hualien/Kenting articles. But it just happened that my friend is also planning a trip to Hualien and is asking me about the place I stayed at. That's why this article is being posted right now. I'll get into the reason why I decided to take this trip later, but for now, let's discuss an extremely serious issue: why is society so unfriendly to single travellers? For those of us who enjoy the freedom of going where ever we want at any time we want, and glazing into nothingness whenever we feel like it, reality often comes as a serious shock. Most package tours are designed for two people. Accommodations are more affordable when you've got company. It's unfair for singles who wish to travel on their own. So I Googled 'Hualien' and 'Single room', and found a list of accommodations especially designed for single travellers. In the end, I chose this place: Yo-tze's Home (You-tze Jia)