TAIWAN: The journey to the Northern Coast

For luck!  Tradition says that ringing this bell in Chungcheng Park will bring you luck.

"Guess what?  While I was researching online for our upcoming trip to Taiwan, your blog came up! It was really useful,"  an office mate told me when I bumped into her a few weeks ago.  I was all smiles after because I'm easy to please like that haha ;)

I've blogged about Taiwant trip essentials and our foodgasmisc experience in the Formosa (Trans: "Beautiful Island") but I haven't gotten around to one of the best parts of our 2012 trip:  the journey to the Northern Coast.  A few hours from its capital, Taipei, the Northern Coast is the perfect place to experience rural Taiwan and taste some of the island's eccentric local delicacies.