1. Emilio
    October 22, 2010 @ 12:08 pm


    Can I check with you on the Ocean B&B that was mentioned in the post? I’m trying to plan for a trip to Hualien and looking for a B&B. So far, the B&B are all inconvenient and i’m unable to find the Ocean B&B that was mentioned. Do you have the email or website that i can refer to? Thanks!

  2. TA
    October 22, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    Aha, took me some effort to track down that Hualien minsu. Here U go:


    P.S. Being the nature of minsu, such family-run homestays are generally located off the beaten track than say, hotels in city.
    The minsu owners will often be happy to fetch U from an agreed meeting point (e.g., railway train station).
    Check with them in your booking. Have fun!

  3. Joey
    January 16, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Hi Hazel,

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience on a wheelchair online. Am leaving for Taiwan for the CNY festive hols next week with my mum, 86 years old. As she had a back problem and could only walk for short stretches so I have requested a wheel chair for her. Glad to know Taiwan is wheelchair friendly and we will be visiting most of the places that you covered. Happy New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai !!!

    Cheers !

  4. TA Dave
    January 17, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    U’re welcome, Joey. Glad U found Hazel’s story helpful!
    I’ll continue to bring in and feature original and inspiring tips in TaipeiDreams for U Taiwan travelers!
    Enjoy Taiwan with your mum. Gong xi fa cai! 🙂

  5. Amanda
    May 8, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Hi Hazel!

    Thanks for sharing your valuable experiences with us! Just want to know more about your experiences at taroko and the crowded places like the night markets and ximending? I am planning a trip to taiwan this sept with my family and grandma. she can’t walk long distances so we are pushing her around in a wheelchair. concerned about the accessibility of these places as i wouldn’t want her to miss out on these places.


  6. Dave
    May 9, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I see your concerns, Amanda.
    This is a special story featuring Hazel, a TaipeiDreams friend. Glad U found her 2 posts helpful to your Taiwan trip with your grandma.
    When U tour Taroko with a private cabbie, U’ll be guided on the trails to traverse and enjoy. U’ll be led over safe and well-trodden paths.
    Ximending is largely spacious zones and streets so granny ought to be fine.
    Really crowded night markets to watch out for especially the weekend crowds are at Danshui and Shilin.
    Happy touring!
    Dave 🙂

  7. kelly chen
    June 12, 2016 @ 3:53 am

    I gasped when I read you went to Taroko Gorge! I am willing to miss that area cos we already know what bat caves look like and the idea of walking on slippery or uneven stones while manning my mother’s wheelchair did not quite make me want to go there. (But I appreciate Dave’s feedback on having a private cabbie to help out.)

    We’re heading to much of Yilan and to Chimei Museum this Nov/Dec. I know it’s gonna be cold. Wish us luck! 🙂

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