Some of my classmates from last term and I went to Wulai 烏來 last Sunday (December 18). We met up at the MRT Xindian station and rode bus 849 bound for Wulai. There were actually a lot of cab drivers in the area asking us if we wanted to hire them instead. Of course, we refused. The cab from the MRT station to Wulai costs 600NT (seeing as how there were 4 of us, we would each have to pay 150NT), and the bus ride only costs 12NT! Look at the difference.
Since Eric likes hiking, we walked from Wulai to Neidong 內洞. According to him, it was around 10km in total? Oooh! We must have walked for almost 2 hours (we were going at a leisurely pace and taking pictures along the way) before reaching the forest recreation area. We went inside (ticket costs 40NT for students) and continued walking around. We even walked up to the 3rd level of the waterfalls. I found the sound of the water falling down to be soothing. Hee!
We walked back to the main road and called for a cab because we were very tired by then. The cab ride didn’t even take 20 minutes! The driver drove reaaaal fast. Upon arriving back at Wulai, we looked for a place to eat. We tried some of the local cuisines and they were yummy! After lunch, we went to the free hot springs area and stayed there for a while. Since we didn’t bring an extra set of clothes (and we were lazy?), we basically just rolled up our pants and dipped our feet in the hot water. Hee.