16 Dec '13, 7am

Hitching a ride up Alishan in Taiwan. Blogged.

Hitching a ride up Alishan in Taiwan. Blogged.

It started with a trip that lacked planning. Judging by the phone I owned in the image it should be easy to conclude that it was a trip taken years ago when iPhone was still bulky and had a short battery life. As I sat at the front of a van I hitched watching Sex and the City episode as we ascended the slope into Alishan because I missed the last scheduled bus ride at noon. Travelling alone has its perks, especially in a country like Taiwan where people tend to be extremely protective of a solo Asian female traveller. So I managed my way around half of Taiwan riding on locals' generosity and insistence much to my very pleasant surprise. (read post on Getting Free Drinks in Taipei Bars ) I was given this delicious odd fruit to try on the van by the friendly driver who was fetching a group of tourists up the mountain, who declared me his cousin so I managed to sit in free, a...

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