If anyone's interested, the climb up Mt Yushan in Taiwan has been postponed indefinitely because of last week's typhoon. We are in Taiwan at the moment, specifically to trek to the summit of Taiwan's highest peak next Sunday/Monday and we've just received an e-mail from the Park authority telling us that the climb permit is now cancelled because of that typhoon - presumably landslips.
Never mind, there are some decent craft brews in Taiwan - hic!
That's a shame Steve - hope you still enjoy the rest of your trip! How have you found Taiwan? It's been on my list for a while as it looks beautiful. Is it expensive?
We've only just started really, Bex. Taipei's a fairly normal SE Asian city but we'll look around that properly at the end - I'm sure there'll be some exciting bits to come. We arrived in Hailien at lunchtime and we've had a walk around the town but tomorrow we start the sightseeing properly with a tour around Taroko Gorge and the national park and then over to Alishan where we were going to start the trek up Mt Yushan.
Prices for proper restaurants and bars are normal (or slightly cheaper) western prices but the street corner cafes have excellent beef noodles and pork dumplings for just two or three USD - and they are gorgeous. Train travel is reasonably cheap too. I'll let you know more once we're done. Cheers
Cheers Steve, it would be good to hear about your trip once you're back. Have fun!