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Published on Jan 25, 2018
In this second episode, we hit the road and leave Taipei for the famous forests and mountains of Alishan before heading over to Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung.
You never know what's going to happen when you're on the road and these few days are no exception. Just when I thought I had bought the right card for my wife, turns out it wasn't an EasyCard at all. icash2.0 didn't work on the bus we were taking up to Alishan and we learned the hard way. Once up in Alishan, we woke up ridiculously early for the sunrise and while it looked like it was going to happen, that ended up being a fail as well. Still, we had a great time hiking through the forest the reminded me a lot of Lord of the Rings (Entwood or Mirkwood, take your pick). When we finally made it to Kaohsiung, we were pleasantly surprised by a city that is much less hectic and crowded than Taipei. This allowed us to freely explore places like the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, and the super artsy Pier-2.
PLACES FEATURED - Chiayi THSR Station 2:01 - Fenqihu 3:21 - Fenqihu Bento Box 3:58 - Alishan Forest Recreation Area 4:55 - Alishan House 6:43 - Alishan House Observation Deck 6:49 - Alishan House Room Walkthrough 7:05 - Hiking Alishan 9:28 - Hoya Resort Hotel 11:04 - Dragon and Tiger Pagodas 11:54 - Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center 12:33 - SunnyHills 13:00 - Gang Yuan Beef Noodles 13:11 - Buono Pops 13:43 - Dome of Light 14:03
The travelogue, 12 Days in Taiwan, follows the adventures of Will from Going Awesome Places as he and his wife travel all around the country of Taiwan in search of adventure, culinary delights, ways to live like a local, and get a better understanding of Taiwanese culture.