Updated: Feb 6, 2019
It feels a little strange to call it a road trip since my whole life is kind of one long trip at this point but a road trip is what it was in the truest sense of the word. A group of friends piled into two cars with bags and even bigger bags of snacks, heading down the coast for a two-day trip into the mountains to find Li-song hot spring.
In true road-trip style, we also had to make a few stops along the way. The first stop was an abandoned military base just outside of Hualien City. Abandoned buildings practically scream at me to enter them so while everyone else headed off the take in the ocean view at the top of the hill, I couldn’t help but climb down into one of the old bunkers to see what was left. The answer was not much, a few left over bits of furniture, remnants of previous squatters, some cool old signage and a curious little praying mantis. When I met up with the rest of the group, I found them all standing on the roof of another old building, taking in a full 360 view of the ocean, mountains and all of Hualien city below.