Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Day Hike to Mt. Dongpu in Nantou County

     Thanks for the vigorous social media development. I have met some friends with common interests through Facebook. Also I have learned Taiwan history, geology, and ecology in different regions from these FB friends. This time my husband and I were invited by my FB friend Morris who has done many ecologic field trips with NTU scholars in Nantou county to hike Mt. Dongpu.   
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     Mt. Dongpu is located on 143.8 KM of Highway 21 with 2,248 meter height. It belongs to Jade Mountain Range  territory in the Jade Mountain National Park. 
     That day I had to wake up early in order to meet our friends at the Jade Mountain National Park headquarter in Shuili at 8:30 am. It would probably take 90 minutes drive from Taichung to the headquarter. (We stopped at McDonald in Mingjian for our breakfast after getting off Freeway (toll road) 3 at the Mingjian interchange.)  
     We arrived early. The street was really quiet. There were only a few cars or people passing by. Highway 21 is also the alternate road to Alishan. As usual, people are always late in Taiwan.   

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Typhoon Fungwong

Update: 9/21
   Typhoon Fungwong changed its way to the north along the east coast. The most impact area will be the east coast and the northern area. 
Rumor: A 4.8 earthquake happened at 5:14 am near Hualien country has triggered Fungwong to change its direction. Anyway, the smart choice is to avoid the mountain areas or stay away from the water. 

Typhoon Fungwong expects to make its landfall at 8 am on 9/21. It already effects in the central and south of Taiwan. Local governments from Taoyuan to the south, Hualien and Taitung have announced public offices and schools are closed tomorrow.  
If you have any question about Taiwan High Speed Railway schedule for 9/21, please dial: 4066-3000 (landline) or 02-4066-3000 (mobile)
THSR: Before 14:00. Southbound and Northbound will be scheduled on every 00, 20, 40. After 1400 all schedules will be on its normal schedule. Info from THSR website

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Be careful of its Preticipation