We then proceeded through the mountains to Hualien City. When Taiwanese say "through the mountains" they actually mean *through* the mountains. We would pop out into gorgeous scenery and then back into tunnels.
Exhibit A: Gorgeous Scenery.
Exhibit B: Tunnel.
Upon arriving in Hualien, we realised we were staying in a super flash hotel.
Hamish insisted on exploring the amazing hotel room. I left out the giant TV, but rest assured it was there.