Visiting Taiwan . 4 Oct 2012. Last Day. Part 2/3 Jiufen (九份) & Gold Ecological Park (黄金博物园区)

A fruitful one day visit around the region of Jiufen (九份) & Jinguashi (金瓜石)

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Visiting Taiwan . 4 Oct 2012. Last Day. Part 1/3 Yeliu Geopark (野柳)/Jiufen (九份)

On this last day before we head back to Singapore, we had planned for a trip around the outskirts of Taipei. We were really looking forward to this day trip until we saw the hoards of people who were already there and more flocking in… Gosh… It was really quite painful to be at the … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 3 Oct 2012. Day 7. WuLai (烏來)

After a well-rested night, we began the next day with the typical breakfast the locals eat. Ta-Dah! Looks like the carrot cake we can find in Singapore hawker centre isn’t it? The taste is about the same except the chilli is way off. Instead of being spicy, it tasted more salty and sweet. There was … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 3 Oct 2012. Day 6. Back in Taipei

After spending 2 days at the Alishan area, we headed back to the Taipei. Of course, not without saying good-bye to the cute granddaughter of Papa Liu. She’s this cutie doll that runs away, hiding behind grandpa or grandma whenever we tried to initiate conversation. Behind her is her newborn brother. Papa Liu dropped us … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 2 Oct 2012. Day 5. Part 3/3 Exploring FenQiHu (奋起湖)

I’m back to talk about my trip in Taiwan. Haha.. It seemed like it’s a never-ending journey and that’s, of course, what I hope every of my holiday would be. I do dread writing about holidays, not because it’s not fun. The fact is my mundane writing often does not do the holidays I had … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 2 Oct 2012. Day 5. Part 2/3 Exploring Alishan

It’s really some kind of annoying but I realised that I’m way too slow in posting all my travels! Grrr… These were like past year events!! Nonetheless, I’m only happy to share these moments. Simply because these were happy times spent with people who have made time to travel with us! It’s really getting harder … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 2 Oct 2012. Day 5. Part 1/3 Catching the sunrise

Man… This is arduous. Waking up at 4 am is no joke. Poh has opted out of this activity as sleep seemed a better option. I struggled but decided to go for it in the end.  Since I can hardly remember if I had ever did such a crazy thing in any of my previous … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 1 Oct 2012. Day 4. Part 2/2 Reaching 渊明居

Introducing to you… 渊明居 Clean Sheets! The toilet seat is warm, comes with a bidet and spot the rain shower plus anti-slip mat! Weiwei! The rooms don’t look exceptionally posh nor does it resemble any 5-star accommodation but this is definitely the best home stay experience we had.  We were humbled not just by the … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 1 Oct 2012. Day 4. Part 1/2 En Route to Shizhuo (石槕)

I’m already missing Taiwan! Although I touched down on Sunday, the memories of the laid-back life in Taiwan remained etched deeply. As much as I wish to start sharing about my new trip, I realised I’m not even half way done about my previous trip to Heart of Asia! So… here goes! 1st October was … Continue reading

Visiting Taiwan . 30 Sep 2012. Day 3. Part 3/3 CingJing Lumama Restaurant (清境鲁妈妈雲南擺夷料理)

Yay! The bandwidth resets! It’s back to blogging about my super-duper-missed Taiwan and the trip we made last September. Talking about it makes me excited as we are nearing the date which we head back to the very place we miss! 😀 After a long day of scaling mountains under the hot sun, a sumptuous … Continue reading