Tuesday, May 20, 2014
East Coast Adventures
(慕谷慕魚) outside Hualien with my friend Sylvia. Unfortunately we saw only a little of this staggeringly beautiful area as the afternoon rains arrived with a vengeance. To get in you will need a permit, otherwise you have to ask at the police station and they may be full already when you get in. To get a permit to Mugumuyu, go to this page here. In the summer apply at least a month in advance and avoid weekends. The website prepared with typical local government competence; does not work in Chrome (only in IE) and uses a crazy font that sometimes doesn't appear properly in any browser. To get it to work, switch to IE (I know, it's against my religion too), select BIG5 under encoding and reload the page. I have no idea why Taiwan, a world leader in computer tech, produces such ugly, clunky software.
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