a brief stay in hualien

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We stayed two half days and a night in Hualien for training this past weekend. It was fantastic to be able to see all of their kids; and the scenery was gorgeous. Hualien is on the opposite side of the island, so we had to take the HSR (high-speed rail) to Taipei, and then a train down to the city. As we go down, there are mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. I love a long train ride. Finished two books on the journeys.

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Once there, we stayed in a little homestay (Bed and Breakfast), with huge fluffy beds and a WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB. Since our home does not have a tub at all, this was the ultimate luxury, along with working A/C and the fantastic Western breakfast.

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After the first evening watching the Hualien team teach, we went to eat curry and stopped by the ocean. Ah, what words can describe the other-world feeling of gazing at the pitch-black nothing between the ocean and its horizon?

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