No self-serve vacation is ever complete without a one-day guided tour that brings you to places that all the tour buses go to. We decided to do the generic tourist attractions on Day 2 with a Cantonese-speaking guide. I was much more interested in surveying more local cuisine, but to placate the parental units I succumbed to their demands for a typical Asian bus tour of the city and Taipei’s surrounding rural areas. I apologize, we’ll return back to the regular programming of mystery meats shortly.
Our first stop was to the Yehliu Geopark, a series of mountainous rock formations facing the pacific ocean. I hate to admit it, but it was very scenic. The decades of salt-water erosion have formed some brilliant rock faces.