Yup. Saw three big monkees btwn Meishan and Tienchih and a big pig head on some aboriginee guys dinner table!
The West side, at the top at least, is the best part of the road I think because the east side is most likely in a perpetual fog. Must be awesome when it isn’t though. The way I hit it was pretty lucky I think cuz up by the tunnel was brilliant clear with that sea of clouds deal going on, but by the time we got down to Litao (pronounced LiDao of course) we were “under” the same clouds that we had been “over” an hour previously and still there was a good long Toroko gorge type downhill section. How and why that highway was glued to the side of those mountains is a mystery to me. Absolutely incredible.
The only complaint I have is about the fuck wads that run the Yakou youth activity centre. If that place was run by some decent people who could run a kitchen (the only food available is instant noodles) and not try to gouge people for all they are worth it would be great.
Still all in all a great trip so far. I’m in Taidong now and wondering if I should take that coast road down to Kenting again or over to green Island or Orchid Island or up to hualien and over the highway to Taichung or…