I tried the destina link, and it doesn't work for Taitung and Taichung.
My name is MikeI have just gotten off the phone with my friend Kai who is from Taipei, Taiwan and have asked him specifically his thoughts.
Do you have access to a telephone if i were to provide you with a number?
I don't have cell phone yet in Taiwan. I just got here 4 days ago. Any other ideas?
Please keep in mind I am a new expert with different information. Please take a moment to provide me a rating.A landline will do, no cell phone needed.Use this website http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/CP.aspx?sn=3529&n=6788 , Taidong railway station is on the far right column. They will be able to give you the closest station to the town of Erlin you are staying in.So Kai specifically said train will more than likely be the cheapest and the probably the fastest. Public transportation is "amazing" in Taiwan because many people cannot afford cars so they have beefed up the stations to make public transport easier.Your other option is Taxi - which may be a hair more expensive, BUT has the potential to be faster. He shared with me that the trek should only be about 6 hours to taidong BUT that its not uncommon for traffic in Taiwan to get backup for up to FIVE hours.Use the number on the train transport I gave you and find out where your closest rain option is - you can take a taxi to the station which will be cheap.So Taxi vs Train - my advice is to take the train, at least you can stretch and walk to stay loose during the trip.
I do have a VOIP number which is +X XXX XXX XXXX
Use your VOIP to call this morning. If nothing else, someone in town should be able to point you. Taitung(Taidong) 886-8-9229687Kai also suggested the train, which will be very fast but without the risk of the traffic as I mentioned.
What about the high speed rail?
Who should I ask for when I call the number you gave me earlier?