Sunday started off with breakfast at a place called Shark Bites Toast. I’ve seen a few around Taiwan and I was curious about what kind of “toast” they would have. The menu was interesting, kind of like an aaaalmost American style brunch place but a few items were just a bit strange, or the combination was slighly off. One pretty cool drink that they had involved fresh cotton candy made to order!
“Waffle with tuna and vegetable”. See what I mean?
I had the french toast with bratwurst, potatoes, and a small salad. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that what I thought was maple syrup was actually delicious honey.
After breakfast we rode the scooter back to Zoe’s parent’s house and picked them up, along with their dog Cooper, to go to Taroko National Park.
I should make a post about what I’ve seen people transport on a scooter. You’d be quite surprised. I think it’s the same cat mentality as “if I fit, I sit”.
Gas station castle. Snack time at Taroko National Park: lychees and pickled tiny plums(?) and tea.
After the snack and a short movie about the park we headed through a tunnel and to a short trail near one of the bridges: Shakadang Bridge and Trail.We only walked on the trail for about 3 kilometers round trip. We stopped near the end, hopped a fence and joined a lot of other people hanging out in and around the river’s edge. The water was nice and cool and we relaxed for a while there just skipping stones and trying to catch the tiny fish swimming around our legs. One got curious enough and gave me a small nibble on my toe!
Each of the lions were unique.
My favorite of the statues:
Copper had a ball that he contributed to this photo.
Viewing the beginning of the trail from above the bridge.
The bridge from the trail
Zoe and her mom.
Soon it was time to head back to grab lunch.
I do wish we’d spent more time at the park, or maybe even a few days! It’s huge and beautiful with many different trails and hikes. The video we watched at the information center really piqued my interest and I hope to go back sometime soon and really explore it.