Friday, August 15, 2008

The City in the Clouds

Wow, I had the best weekend ever! I seriously fullfilled my life dreams... see a place with trellaces growing along mountains and touch a cloud. As we drove and drove and drove up a beautiful mountain we were surrounded by tea fields all around. They grow in trellaces all along the mountain side. It was seriously one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
We finnally arrived in Alishan National Park and it was seriously in the clouds. It was so foggy and mystical. It was incredible! We went on many hikes and soaked in the beauty. We just spent hours exploring and walking around. I felt like I was stepping out of a scene from Prinde and Prejudice or something.

We stayed at this old man's house. All six of us girls stayed in the same room, in the same bed(It was a rather large bed)! The man was so nice and helpful. We were so thankful for a warm place to come crash after our long day of walking. We were actually cold for the first time in Taiwan. We were not cold, we were freezing!

It was such a change. Well, as much as we loved our bed, we had to get up at 3:30 a.m. to go see the sun rise. We got up and rode a train up to a look out place. I seriously felt like I was ridding the Hogwarts Express, that is what it looked like! The sunset was amazing and worth every penny spent.