My mum and her husband are visiting me at CNY. I’m worried about long traffic jams and booked-up or overcrowded hotels and tourist facilities.
For a start, they’re arriving at around 5pm on Friday 27th January, the day before the holiday week starts. I have to get them back to Taichung on public transport. Will south-bound traffic be absolutely crazy that evening? Would it be worth them changing the flight to one a few hours earlier despite hefty charges from the travel agent? (They can’t change the date but an earlier flight the same day might be possible.)
Secondly, I’m getting stressed about what we can actually do and see during the period. When Mum visited two years ago, it was during CNY as well, but that time we toured north Taiwan (less crowded) by motorbike (cutting through lines of traffic). This time they want to rent a car and go to Nantou for a few days. I worry that we might spend most of the time sitting in the car.
Any creative suggestions for where to go and what to do? I think Mum could be persuaded away from Nantou if I had a better idea. She’d like to go to a hot springs place at some point. She gets tired very easily.
All ideas gratefully recieved! Thanks in advance.