March 22, 2010
Spa and Resorts Type of Holidays
We stayed in very good hotels thanks to Susan's luck in striking a really good deal. This first photo shows our Ti Lun Hotel which belongs to the Bunun tribe. We were given a very good cultural show in the evening. The hotel ensures a good cultural show every night when tourists arrive bus the coach loads. We were even given a culinary demonstration - how to make tang yuan and green bean soup. We ate our own tang yuan too. After the show we went on a night walk to see the hanging bridge.
Taiwan is looking forward to millions of tourists from China in the next ten years. This hotel is usually fully booked.</p><p><br></p><p>Miri Harrison's Susan Wong spent a lot of time calling the agents in Taiwan for us and finally decided on Ah Du's agency. (More on him later)</p><p><br></p><p> First night was spent in Alive Regimen Hotel in Taipeh where we enjoyed a long two hour spa and soaked our selves in herbal tea! And in our own rooms! Our balcony faced a small hill and we saw the new moon.
This hotel sells its signature products for "good life cultivation"......
This is the West Lake Resort where we stayed the second night in Taiwan.. You will like the classical decor and very natural atmosphere as well as fantasy features. Old people have a place here because they can rent their " retirement homes" here. The offer is actually very appealing. Management is excellent. Most tourists come here for a short stay because it has a western appeal. There is a mini windmill and the gardens have western flowers as well. A golf course completes the setting. The business centre offers excellent service.
This actually looks similar to Swiss inns in the Alpine regions...It was cold that night for us and temperatures dropped to 8 degrees.