The next stop on our vacation was a town called HuaLien on the coast of east Taiwan. HuaLien could be called a 'surfer' town as that is one of the main things that pulls tourists to this unique city but as I saw it surfing was merely a minor part of HuaLien. While we were in HuaLien we toured the city, then got scooters and cruised around the surrounding area. Toroko gourge & the coast line were the main attractions for us. Pictures of those two places will be in the next two posts. So for now enjoy a series of pictures around the town of HauLien. Temples, tea shops & just general vacation fun!
The first few pictures are us leaving YiLan and taking the train to HuaLien. It was a quick train ride, only lasted about 1~2 hours. After getting settled into the hostel we walked around the town of HuaLien. Stopped by a huge temple and god a good view of the city from the top of it.
More pictures from around the temple. For dinner we went to one of the night markets and found a famous restaurant that served pork bun and dumplings. As long as you order enough it's very good and very filling. The night market was bustling with activity as should be expected. The shops were all pretty much the same as other night markets, just vendors trying to sell their "stuff." We were at one point 'mugged' by a group of Taiwanese going around giving random people hugs~strange for me.
These are just the last few pictures of our first day in HuaLien. Only random shots so nothing terribly special or unique.