|Picture from Taipei Air Station|
This is the front gate of the Ganshan Air Force Base and the Air Force Academy along with the Air Force Museum.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It was sunshine in Kaohsiung. Our first stop was visiting Ganshan Air Force Museum which is open to the public only on Sat. and Sun. We had three gentlemen who were retired USAF and were stationed in Taiwan during the Vietnam War. They were interested in visiting the museum. So here we were.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
We would leave for Kaoshiung and continue our journey toward the north. Maobitou Park was our last stop for our visit in Kenting National Park. This park is also one of the most visit spots in the park. The entire national park is formed by massive coral reefs for millions of years. Maobitou is due to fallen coral reefs which has formed a shape like a crouching cat looking at the ocean. Hence, local residents named itMaobitou which Mao means Cat and Bitou means nose head.
|Vendors sell all kinds of merchandises near the parking lots.|
|This look out area is the best place to see the shape of the crouching cat. Also it is at the border of the Bashi Straits and the Taiwan Straits. |
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It was raining when we arrived at the hotel. The hotel was in a remote area which is isolated from the city and there was any other restaurants nearby. Our choice for super was at the restaurant in the hotel. After having simple fried rice and one dish of vegetable and soup, we went to check the outdoor hot springs' pools. There were two pools under canopies and some pools were under the sky. Some Chinese tourists already enjoyed soaking in the hot springs. Because of the rain, my husband and I decided not to go for it. Our friends soaked in the hot springs and told me that they really did enjoy the hot springs.
|This was the view in front of the hotel. We left a little bit later than the Chinese tourists. So we had a chance to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the place.|
|Since we visited the east coast, we had seen this scenery everyday. I liked the fresh and peaceful feeling.|
|We had traveled 403 km so far from north down to south on the east coast.|
|Picture from Taipei Station|
We stopped at the Daiwu rest area for our second stop, a pee break and also sightseeing. We were at Daniao village in Dawu township which is an aboriginal territory.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
We left our hotel in downtown Hualien at 9 am and traveled south to Chiben, in Taitung county for the night. The rain hung in there all day with a light drizzle. It had rained since day one when we started our journey. Well, we all had to learn how to get along with the nature.
My husband's friend has a private airport in Hualien. My husband decided to take us to see his friend's airport at the last moment. So, I made a phone call to his friend for visiting his airport. That was not a problem at all. He had his employee waited for us. At the same time he invited all of us for a lunch. The idea was definitively not in our plans. So I had to say no to him. Don't be surprised for this type of hospitality as it is part of the Taiwan culture.
|One of my friend's hangers|
|His airplanes (picture from Taipei Air Station)|