|In front of Taipei Hostel|
Almost as soon as we arrived and set down our things, we decided we were going to use the day to explore Taipei and all that it had to offer. One problem: it was Chinese New Year (a national holiday) and everything was closed.
A little discouraged, we got on our rain gear and decided to walk to the nearest tourist information office to figure out how we were going to spend our day.
This is where the magic happened (and continued for the rest of the trip).
See pictures after the Jump!
|Taipei Train Statio|
|Jane (in the back): the single reason why Taiwan ROCKED|
Taipei--> Hualien (Early the February 3)
Hualien-->Taitong (Late February 3)
Taitung-->Green Island (February 4th)
|So happy that we had our trains booked!|
Taitung-->Kaohsiung (Evening February 5th)
Kaohsiung -->Taipei (Overnight February 5th,6th)
Taipei--> Airport (Early morning February 6th)
From being to stressed to becoming so happy for working out the difficult train scheduling, we were all in the BEST mood for the rest of the day. We still had some planning to do for Green Island (book a hostel, book the ferry ticket), so I sent and email to our hostel in Taitung to ask if they could help us.
|So many decorations for Chinese New Year|
They got back to me by this evening saying they had taken care of both. Cha Ching!
We spent the rest of the day walking around the mostly-quiet city, grabbed some food, and relaxed in the evening to get ready for our busy day the next day.