I was informed that Chinese New Year isn’t a huge deal on Hainan as everyone tends to leave the island to go visit their families on the mainland.
So, seeing as we have this time off work, and never one to miss an opportunity to try somewhere new, I’ve booked to go to Taiwan.
Taiwan, although not a part of China, still celebrates Spring Festival and speak Chinese. I’ve also been told the food is more diverse!
On arriving in Taiwan, my first thought was ‘This is what I thought China was going to look like.’ A mixture of built up areas, followed by lush green fields, and further into rainforest landscapes.
After Taroko and some lunch in a 5 star hotel, we did the obligatory stop at some tourist shop with pushy sales people. In this instance, a place that specializes in marble sculptures and jade jewelry.