THAT is a good description of me in think. especially today..
my best friend took me in a cab to taipei trainstation. (I expected simular standard as in thailand) but no..taipei station was modern and slightly MORE developed than my native country, Sweden. when the train arrived I got really surprised of how comfy the train seemed to be. plenty of feet-space, comfy chair, clothes hooks that were reglateable and an English voice that spoke whenever the train was about to reach every stop. they even had a breastfeeding seperate room on board and believe it or not, even the toilets had toiletpaper, soap, toiletseat paper, electronic flush, window and clean as hell! not even swedish trains are that developed. the trainride turned out to be one of the comfiest once I've ever had!
anyway..so where was I heading to? well, accoarding to a travelblog I read, there is a national park, called toroko NP, 40 min outside of hualien city. so I got of there and checked into a hostel. (leaving for toroko NP tomo morning at 6.30 am.) the hostel im staying at is a hostel I randomly found on the street. it's a 6 bed dorm (atm a single room for me tho) LOL
its $20 AUS dollar a night, but sooooo nice!! it looks like a 5star hotel! they even provide slippers! (natttofflor) its almost a doublebed I have and everything is so modern. no keys, only doorcodes!
when I had settled down in my room, I went out for dinner. it ended up w milk from 7eleven, and a sallad from subway..anyone in my situation would do the same! c'mon, im walking on the streets 9pm at night, surrounded by chineese letters and raw chickenfeet and some weird ass stirfrys (god knows whats in there!).. just an example of what my friend and I had for brekkie this morning was shark-stirfry (well my friend had it, not me) ..i just cant deal w the thought of eating SHARK! maybe its cos I live in Australia..i don't know..
anyway..since taiwan is Chinese inspirated ( they eat ANYTHING in China...rat, cat, dog, animal eyes e.t.c) , I kind of felt like not taking the risk of getting any of those ingridienses in my tummy.. UNDERSTAND ME?! I know for sure my mom does atleast...
so tomorrow morning at 6.30 ,some sort of shuttlebus (no idea from where tho) leaves from this city to toroko NP. this time, I'm thinking of going slightly more crazy..fuck packed tourist buses! lets hire a PUSHBIKE! so when I reach there tomo im planning on both hitchhike around the gorge, springs and waterfalls , and also discover the Amazing landscapes by renting a bike..(getting some kinda fitness into my vacaction aswell)!
im kind of nervous for tomorows adventures..not coz im traveling alone, but becoz somewhere I read that this park is quite dangerous and risky to visit..