Monday, May 15, 2006

Hualien - 花蓮 (Again!)

This past weekend, a group of us went to Hualien to go whitewater rafting on the Siouguluan River (秀姑巒溪) in
Rueisuei Township (瑞穗鄉), Hualien County

Preparing to board Mandarin Airlines from Taichung Airport
Sara, Erica & Me
Using the napkin to combat the sizzling action!

Enjoying dinner at the nightmarket beside the lovely beachfront

Yikes! Stinky


Enjoying a drink under the moonlight


Beach Park/Nightmarket
I remember seeing the glow of the moonlight
reflect off the water & recall how tranquil that
moment was!

Enjoying dinner at an Italian

Green Tea w/
Heiniken Beer!

Chilling in our hostel room

Check out those lobster thighs on Sara & Erica!

Liyu Lake

Steinbeck Sisters outside our hostel

En route to Rueisuei
~2 hrs. south of Hualien City

Getting ready to gear up

Holly's special
visor hat!

Whitewater rafting on
Siouguluan River

Look at those shorts! Can you
tell the foreigners from the locals? Ha!

In our protective gear
Check out the classic boxing "helmet"

Ready to hit the rapids!

As we paddled on the Siouguluan River, I couldn't
help but soak in the peacefulness & breathtaking scenery. So serene,
so awesome...

Moigee! Moigee!

Tasty soft treats!

Taking a picture with the founder

Going home...leaving Hualien Airport...