Taiwan Travel

Miaoli County 苗栗縣

On the third day of my trip to Taiwan we travelled about 2 hours out of Taipei by car into Miaoli County as recommended by our taxi driver (who conveniently spoke perfect English!). Taiwan may be a relatively small island but has much variety on offer in terms of scenery.

Bamboo Mountain

Our driver took us up into the lush green mountains where we ate lunch outside at a local restaurant owned by his mother. Sitting overlooking the deep valley below it was nice to be able to relax for a change instead of the rather hectic pace of previous days.

Noodle Set

Being a warm day the setting was perfect and although the black-chicken and ginseng soup was a little overpowering everything else was pretty tasty.

Mountain House

If they had high-speed internet up here it might just be the perfect place to live!

Miaoli Old Street

The old town had a quaint shopping street with many traditional arts & crafts shops and a definite slower pace to life.

Dried Insides

I came across these strange hanging objects which even my Taiwanese friends struggled to identify. Out best guess was that they’re the internal organs of some animal being dried to make them ready for sale. They didn’t look hugely appetizing 😀

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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