|An Elevated Rail part of the MRT.|
- Walk up to the fare machine.
- Put your Multi-Pass on the flat area that says “Put Multi-Pass Here”
- The machine will tell you how much money is on the card.
- Load a couple of $100NTD bills into the convenient slot.
- The machine will says “Wait while card is loaded”
- Actually it says “等待卡装” unless you remembered at step 1.1 to change the language to English.
- So go back and do that.
- You wait.
|Some guy on the bus.|
|A very pretty Canyon.|
Back during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (the Japanese occupied pretty much everything in the far east for a while there) this area was a timber production site. There was a little logging train railroad that was built up the hill to the waterfall, and from there a cable system would bring supplies up and cut lumber down from the mountain. We were going up the mountain on the new improved people moving cable car. The small gauge lumber train railroad has been modified to carry passengers (for a fee) up and down the hill. The many advertisements (and web sites) that I researched in my constant search for veracity called it an “electric railroad”, but it was really a little gas bus rail road. There were 4 or 5 of these little gas powered enginees pulling about 3 cars each that would zoom right up and down the hill. Keep you arms and legs inside the fraking vehicle for Gods Sake.
|The "electric" train.|
I checked out the cement that had anchored the feet. It was rotten. I looked up and saw a couple of other of the benches now also had the warning tape on them. Preventive maintenance. Wasn't it nice of those American women to call this menace to our attention?
|A lot of old stuff around.|
|Scary Carny Ride built into the hillside.|
|A really bad water slide|
|Perhaps come back in the summer.|
|The end of the train tracks.|
|Take The Aboriginal Challenge !|
We decide we need lunch and we stop in one of the many little spa's that do lunch and private hot springs tubs. The room we had included a big soaking tub and a little cold plunge tub. And a shower. Some of the bigger, nicer rooms have a view of the river and a king size bed. No idea what the bed is for.
|Our Little Hot tub room|
|This is the spa from the outside.|