Just to keep everyone up to date, here are some pictures of what we've been doing. The following are all pictures taken on a misty, slightly rainy day in Taroko Gorge (太魯閣), which is located in a national park in Hualien County (花蓮縣) on the central east coast of Taiwan.
This is a picture of the entrance to the Central Cross-Island Highway (中部橫貫公路).
This is the Eternal Spring Shrine (長春祠), built to commemorate the men who gave their lives building the Cross-Island Central Highway.
Now I'd like to interrupt these images of beauty with another bit of culture shock my grandmother was forced to endure -- the infamous "squatty potties!"
The rest of these pictures are from our trip to Jioufen (九份), a quaint little town located on a mountain on the north coast of Taiwan.
My grandma and I.
The view of Keelung (基隆) Harbor.
Jioufen is famous for it's tea. We had some of Taiwan's famous Oolong (烏龍) tea in a traditional teahouse.
And finally, the perfect ende to a perfect day -- a beautiful sunset!