The 2012 Alishan Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom beginning last weekend. The China Post published a recent article highlighting the beauty of the mountain top trees. Although, I was never able to see the festival over the past few years, the Alishan Scenic Area truly displays the great beauty of Taiwan. I look forward to an opportunity to see the the bright flowers backdropped with the rising mountain peaks and blue skies! The fragrance of the flowering trees will also be wonderful accent to the fresh mountain air and appreciated relief from the heavy air of the congested cities.
The first time to Alishan was very memorable for me... It was one of the very first couple weekends while Julie, Rachel and I were in Taiwan. I joined a couple friends for some time in the cool mountains for a weekend. Since we didn't have a car or know how to use the bus transportation well enough, we hired a local taxi driver to take us to our where our friends were staying. We learned quickly about the intense skills of taxi drivers and how fast you can push a car up tight mountain switchbacks (sickness was near and fear for our lives was constant). Thankfully, we arrived safely and were not disappointed with the great time with friends and views of God's handy work throughout the park!
This album is thanks to Teacher Em, living the life in Taiwan! I hope you enjoy her photos from one of those unique places on the beautiful island of Taiwan!