Located in Heping District in eastern Taichung County, Lishan (梨山) means Pear Mountain in Chinese. At 2000 meters elevation, you can find sloping hills crowded with tea fields and pear, peach, and apple orchards; wisteria blooming in various shades of purple; and panoramic mountain views along a winding Cross-Island Highway. It’s as gorgeous as it sounds.
Author: Alex Lin, 2017-2018
Christmas was very different for me this year. Being halfway across the world from home during the holiday season was not easy. However, I have received a lot of patience and love—often in the form of food—from the people I met and friends I made in Taiwan. Certainly, I can go on and on about how hospitable the Taiwanese people are. So, for Christmas, I wanted to give back to the Taiwanese community that has so generously opened its arms to me.