Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trip to Taitung

Floyd and I enjoyed a brief but fun vacation in the scenic coastal town of Taitung (pronounced "tai-DONG") in southeast Taiwan.

Our hotel (which cost about $30 US per night) was pretty nice, with a unique "aboriginal" theme to it, especially out front. Taitung is home to one of Taiwan's aboriginal tribes, so the local culture was a bit different than what we're used to.

We walked across Sanxiantai, the eight-arched bridge in this picture, and spent a couple of enjoyable hours exploring the island on the other side. Highlights included hiking up to a lighthouse and through a cave.

Biking in Taitung

The next day, we rented bikes and rode around a forested bike park across the street from our hotel. At one point, the bike path went into a series of tunnels with sharp turns as it went under a main road. We got a big kick out of the sign below!

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