Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
11th February, 2013

A coffee in Danshui

A view from the Dazhi bridge

Another ride today, up to Danshui for lunch and a cup of coffee. The Central Weather Bureau definitely got the New Year forecast wrong for Taipei. No rain, but blue skies and a light breeze. Looking around, however, the skies were grey in the west and south, and even in the east, ie, in the mountains surrounding the Taipei Basin. Heard from a friend in Xizhi that it’s been raining every day there for the last few days.

Halfway between Taipei and Danshui. A view toward Guandu

Now we’re just hoping that we’ll be able to avoid the rain Thu-Sat as well, since it turns out we will be able to go on that three-day bike ride in the East Rift Valley after all. And we’re going on the brand new tilting Puyuma Express which was only launched on Feb 6. Better hold on to my coffee, I read somewhere that every thing fell off the tables as the train tilted in the bends.

The best Starbucks location in Taipei

You burn off a lot of calories on the bike

Below Grand Hotel
Facts Here is the ride on my Garmin page

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