Ah Cheng and his family are a bunch of helpful people. We stayed in the cheapest room (coz the room that I liked was way too expensive for a night). This minsu is relatively far from town area. To get to the night market, just call a cab. Ah Cheng has some connection with the taxi company. You get 30% discount by mentioning that you are a guest in Echo Villa. The Zhiqiang night market is just 15 minutes drive away from Echo Villa. Ah Cheng also provide us with a food map. But our time at Hualien was too short that we did not have much time to explore this quaint little town. The design of this minsu is absolutely great. The antiques are nicely utilised and arranged in the minsu. Love the entire design in the minsu. I wish they have a hammock at the garden. :) Ah Cheng also dropped us at the Hualien train station using his Austin which he bought over from a Taiwanese singer. So classic and vintage-y! Feels like I am back to the 70s. I will definitely be back to Hualien. There are so much to see and to do, especially on eco tourism. There are many organic farms to visit too!
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