Is that just your conjecture or you have inside knowledge of the matter? If its the latter, then that really is disturbing & destroys his entire credibility.
It is on a Friday and Saturday night at the ‘sugar factor’! Music and alcohol (mostly beer) and food.
Most of Forumosa’s users are 60-something geriatrics that have taught Kindy for two decades too long. Not exactly the demo the SCMP was writing about.
I’ve never even heard of this place…
The name reminds me of something…
That’s a weird thing to say, can you clarify it? I didn’t know @Mucha_Man personally, but I certainly never got that kind of impression from him.
The issue got a pretty good going-over here:
Wrong as usual
Thank you! And no!
It’s a secret place, only for foreigners that are open to something different.
“(Weekends there is music, and they were setting up tents that looked like they were for vendors, but I don’t know what will be sold). There is basically one workshop with someone doing huge driftwood sculptures with a chainsaw open…”
Food (BBQ and local stuff like sun dried dolphin) and yes, driftwood furniture. There was a foreigner that actually made that and sold it at the weekend thrift market.
Exactly. I’m just wildly guessing why someone who has a good reputation would produce something exaggerated. All purely my own opinion on why and if it was exaggerated. Others may think it’s accurate.
Nothing more that I care to share about that. that ship has sailed anyway.
That poll is faker than CNN.
I just googled LP Taiwan Dulan and this is what their website has to say as of now (which I think is still over-hyped even though R. Kelly is no longer writing for LP Taiwan):
“This funky little village (都蘭; Dūlán) is the best spot along the east coast to base yourself for an extended stay. There’s good food, a range of accommodation, and a boatload of interesting characters.”
Most of them died already or moved on, except for some local interesting characters.
They got this part fairly correct. The rest is mostly exaggeration.
“Dulan is in essence a couple of blocks on either side of Hwy 11, and a few backstreets winding into the hills.”
It looks like a standard East Coast beach town to me. However, I know the guy who wrote this blog and he’s pretty sound about places to visit.
I’ll give Dulan a crack sometime.
There are no stoplights, the most popular place is 7-Eleven, most good places are closed Sunday through Thursday or maybe just don’t open on the weekend either if they don’t feel like it, visit on a Saturday and night or you may experience anything except 7-Eleven.
There is quite a bit of info on the forum from me and others.
Pretty much this.
Donghe and north on the 11 are some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Yes, Robert Kelly also seemed to be pretty sound about places to visit, with the exception of Dulan. Its just strange how this place snares a few people in to become totally besotted with it while for others who have spent time there (including myself), its totally underwhelming.
I have fond memories of the area around Dulan , from a decade ago . Spent a few months nearby . Scenery was awesome . Bugs and mosquitoes… not so much