Well, we have dreamed of taking a vacation ever since we arrived because we work almost non-stop. The way the school operates, there is almost no way to take a day off for vacation, but because of Leslie's help in organizing the institute, we managed to get away for TWO days! And we found paradise over the sea.
Hualien is a city on the east coast of Taiwan, and the high mountain ridges are pushed up to the edge of the ocean. We visited a marvelous canyon called Taroko Gorge the first day. The tour was long and tiring, but inspiring.
Our hotel is a dream. Farglory Hotel rests high above the ocean on deep green cliffs that lead to the endless sea of every hue of blue you can imagine.