Well, after about a 3-4 hour drive from Ilan, we rested for a night at a huge, lovely hotel, The Grand Formosa. Here is a picture of Alice and Thomas outside the hotel:
This is a view from just outside the front of the hotel:
The hotel was a great place to chill. I read about the spa before coming, so as soon as we go to our room I made an appointment for a facial. It was WONDERFUL...very relaxing.
First order of business for Anjoli and I was to take a dip in one of the indoor pools (there were 2). It was weird because it was heated, so it was kind of like taking a bath. They also had a pool on the roof, a paintball area (!) and a rock climbing wall (all on the roof) but this area was closed until the summer season.
After my facial, I met Anjoli and went to the game room, where we bowled with Chris and Thomas:
Anjoli, Thomas and Chris tried out a dance video game:
That night we opened our window and slept to the sound of rushing water of Taroko Gorge...and we woke up to these views: