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The Road Not Taken: Luxury Road Trip in Nantou Taiwan

Updated: Apr 4

Trailer - The Road Not Taken 走自己的路

Many people think that we are unstoppable, and the path we take is challenging. In the past, we just grabbed a map and pointed somewhere to go, but now, we know we are in the right direction to rise.

A great friendship shares many unbeaten paths, and they make us stronger in time. When the Ferrari engine sound breaks the silence in the morning, it is time for us to get on the road for another ride.

Without any fears, we join the force and prepare for a luxurious road trip to Nantou, the mountain region known for its magnificent peaks, forests, and lake views. It is one of its kind, and it is also the first time we make a road trip on our home island.

Starting from the poetic scenery around Sun Moon Lake, we begin our drive to mountain majesties in the heart of Taiwan. From the moment we close the door and press on the accelerator, we know this would be a unique and memorable ride together.

Before reaching the highland, we pass by Nantou Distillery to discover the award-winning new make whisky, OMAR. During the tour, you could dig out more stories and culture of Taiwan's very own whisky. At the distillery, you could also enjoy the unique "Cask Strength Tasting," where you could savor the maturing whisky straight from the cask. It was the perfect way to experience Taiwan Love with an Amber Heart.

After a long drive, we arrive at our new home on top of the hill at Impression Nordic Manor Club in Qingjing. It is time to stop and relax among magnificent landscape and setting, enjoying the Nordic style chalet, infinity pool, horse riding, and the best of mountain living. Towards the end of the day, there would be no better way to watch the sunset from our balcony with a bottle of fine whisky, cheering the extraordinary moment in the mountains.

A new day comes with a new car! Right before dawn break on the following day, we hop on another Italian beast, Alfa Romeo Guilia, driving along the most beautiful highway in Taiwan to catch the sunrise at over 3000 meters high on HeHuanShan.

As one of the most epic rides we have ever done, it is beyond rewarding for us to welcome the day on the peak and see what we have achieved as a team.

Between the high mountains and the valleys, we also enjoy life as a shepherd at QingJing Farm. It feels simply therapeutic interacting with the sheep up and down the grassland. Life on the high mountains is so pure, and it widens up our horizon tremendously.

Down to Lushan village, we join the indigenous Seediq tribe for a rural adventure. The tribe is known for the historic Wushe Rebellion against Japanese colonial forces back in the day and inherits great traditions and skills from their ancestors. From utilizing flintstones for fire, fishing, enjoying natural hot spring by the stream and river tracing to Jingying Falls, every experience is an expression of the daily life and wisdom of the Seediqs. It is a day we all share the glory and respect for nature.

When the driver's seat is open, we know we will be back on the move again. We then switch on the engine and head towards the next destination. Even after driving hundreds of miles, with our eyes on every road, we still choose the route that is less traveled by...

My Inspire Project EP12 - The Road Not Taken 走自己的路

許多人認為我們走的道路是充滿挑戰的,但是這並不阻擋我們繼續往前。過去,我們單純地只是拿起地圖往某個目的地出發,但是現在,我們更清楚知道我們正在朝著正確的方向走。 毫無畏懼,我們齊心協力為前往南投的豪華公路之旅做準備。





在高山和溪谷之間,我們在清境農場體驗了牧羊人的生活。在高原上與楚楚可人的綿羊互動,真的很讓人療癒。高山上的生活是如此與世無爭,它同時也擴大了我們的視野。 接著我們來到廬山部落,我們和塞德克族一起到野溪探險。從打火石、捕魚、天然溫泉、朔溪到精英瀑布,每一種體驗都呈現了塞德克族的日常生活和智慧。

而這趟探險,也讓我們更加珍惜與尊重大自然。 最後,當車門再次開啟,我們知道我們即將再次重回路程,我們接著發動引擎,前往下一個目的地。即使已經行駛了無數的里程,看遍無數的道路,我們仍然選擇那條未行之路,走自己的路。

Special Thanks:

Howard Huang

Jonathan Gropper



Behind The Scenes 幕後錦輯 - The Road Not Taken 走自己的路


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