New Year’s week was quiet for us. We took only one trip out of town. Tracy and her husband Jim showed us around Jim’s hometown in Nantou City. Jim grew up in Zhongxing New Village, a planned community in Nantou City. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place.
This area was hit hard by the big earthquake in 1999. Some of the places where the buildings were destroyed were made into parks instead of rebuilt. The day we were there was a great day for kite flying.
Once again Taiwan’s emerging tourist industry fails to provide information. There were big, beautiful museums (closed for the holidays when we were there) that don’t show in any of the guide books I have or in an internet search. Other things that are in the guide books have been much less interesting to me. Fortunately we have gotten some good advice from locals on what is worth seeing. We’ll be back to look at the museums and walk in the parks.