Surprisingly but then not really Taiwan delivered all that we expected and much more. In only 3 weeks of traveling we drove through an impressive gorge in Taroko, surfed great waves in Kenting and experienced two typhoons and one earthquake. However best of all has been having the opportunity to meet Taiwanese people, whose charming, friendly and helpful nature has been with us everywhere we have been. Because of this and more they are now at the top of my “Friendliest people on Earth” list (sorry Costa Ricans, I’ll have to go back and double check if things have changed, but at any rate you are in a very close second position) and would like to thank all of you, particularly the following people:
1)The Pai Family: Thank you Ken for your hospitality and help, making us feel at home away from home. From help in finding accommodation to taking us sightseeing we simply cannot ask for more. Thanks Jason and Eleanor for your help and kindness, we really appreciate your friendship and look forward to see you again.
2) In Ludong: Thanks Jenny for taking us all over your city. We had a great time and enjoyed your enthusiasm very much.
3) In Hualien: Thanks Dawson for taking us to the night market and inviting us to local cuisine, as well as helping me find an adapter for my laptop. Stay in touch!
4) In Kenting: Thanks to the Chang family for driving us to Kaohsiung, offering us all the goodies and dropping us in front of our hotel.
5) In Kaohsiung: Thanks to the students at the tourist information center at the Love River promenade. Helping us look for cheap flights and asking a cop for his helmet to drive me on your scooter to the travel agency and finalize the purchase was way out of your job.
Kudos to all!