Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part I.

This time last month, my friends and I decided to take a much needed beach vacation in the eastern part of Taiwan. Like all dramatic holiday stories, Super Typhoon Nanmadol hit our island the day before we were set for the beach. There was some serious debate on whether it was worth it to reschedule but we finally decided that as long as our train to Hualien was not going to be canceled the next morning, we would go forth with the plan even it meant staying indoors watching the huge waves from our hotel room balcony.

Let me tell you, people, that when you decide to have a vacation, do it with such determination that nothing will stand in your way. That is exactly what happened to us. The typhoon was supposed to be at its peak throughout our holiday but our lucky stars came and turned it the other way. We had the coolest breeze and minimal rain (occasionally too sunny to keep our eyes wide open), which is the best kind of post-typhoon weather you can get.

I’ve got some more pictures to share but I’ll start with the view from (and of) our room.

Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400, Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Lucky Super 100, Konica C35MF

4 comments on “Beach Vacation at Qixingtan, Hualien / Part I.

  1. So beautiful! I wished I had more time to travel out of Taipei when I went. I must go to Kending one day! And Hualien too :D

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