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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Taiwan - Taichung: Day 2 (Part 2)

Sorry on the long hiatus. I was busy with school & work (took on some freelance projects. If you are interested n engaging on accounting services, you can feel free to drop me an email).

Let me continue on with my taiwan trip:

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After 九族文化村, we continue on to 18℃巧克力工房,老英格蘭,清境農場 & 小瑞士花園.

18℃巧克力工房, can be a rest stop for you guys. It's just a place that you can buy chocolates & ice creams. Their retail store for chocolates are maintain at 18 degrees and limits the no of people to enter each time (so that it will not affect the temperature within the store). You are required to order the chocolates outside the store and enter to purchase when it's your turn.

3.30pm - 老英格蘭 (No entrance fee needed)
This is how it looks like from afar.




Breathtaking view.
This is actually a minsu (guesthouse). If you check out their website, you can see how beautiful their interior is. The gate is actually locked and only guest can enter. So if you really want to visit, you might want to consider going in for high tea etc..

4pm - 清境農場青青草原 (NT160 for weekday & NT200 for weekend)








I took a short horse ride!
This is my 白马 & my 王子 is taking photos & videos of me!






Actually we walked for 2 hrs. I have no idea where we had walked, we just follow along the route till our taxi uncle lost us. lols. However I just did a search found the path that we can walked on their website they shows where we can actually walked to.

I only remember "步步高升" because the long flight of stairs are unforgettable. Luckily for us, we are heading down instead of going up.

6pm: 小瑞士花園 (Free tickets if you had your meal at 紙箱王)

We were really tired and hungry, thus we just had our meal here. And also to take the chance to rest our leg. We didn't expect us to walk such a distance, it wasn't in our itinerary. lols.
Our drinks is in the carton box. You can actually bring it back and use it like a piggy bank.


Some of the stuffs we had, the others pic was blurred.

After dinner, we just took a walk in 小瑞士花園 (since it's free). But it's freezing cold we had to get the warm pack from 7-11. I would say that it's rather small.. I wouldn't want to pay to get in though..



Shots of the water show.

FYI, there's no bench for the piano..






Deleted quite a few pics because it's all blurry, boyf probably shivering from the cold.

Finally, this is the end of my taichung trip. Next post onwards will be on Taipei! Btw, I am going Taiwan again in July. Planning to go Kaohsiung, any must eat or must visit place to introduce?? Help appreciated!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Taiwan - Taichung: Day 2 (Part 1)

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This morning we had breakfast in our hotel & we left the hotel about 8am.

9.30am - 日月潭 Sun Moon Lake
It was really cold & foggy when we are there. Thus we failed to catch the scenic beauty and the boat ride have to be halt because of low visibility.  






10am - Board the boat (NT300 for round trip. Per trip NT100.)
This is island is called the Lalu island. 

Lalu island is a small island in Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan. The island used to be much bigger, separating the lake into a part shaped like crescent moon and another part shaped like a round sun. When the island was still bigger, people used to live on it. 

Two events decreased the size of the island. First, construction of a dam in the 1930s raised the water level in the lake and thereby flooded almost the entire the island. In 1999 the island shrank again during the 921 earthquake which also destroyed the pavilion.

10.10am - First stop: 玄光寺
You must totally buy the 阿婆茶葉蛋, you wouldn't want to missed it. There's only one & only store there, so you won't miss it. On weekends I heard that there will be long queue. I ate like 2 or 3 of it.



11am - Second: 伊達邵

When you're here, you can try looking for this store. It's beside a 7-11 store.

The chicken wings are stuffed with rice and it's easy to eat. 
I would suggest that you ask for non or little chilli if you are not good with chilli.

Initially we wanted to take the cable car to 九族文化村 but the cable car is down for maintenance. So our driver drove us up instead.

12pm - 九族文化村 (NT780)




歡樂世界 Joy to the world




I always wanted to try how it feels to be on this. So when I saw this mini version I was damn happy because I dont dare to try the original version. hahaha!



Mini games like this, need to be paid. Per game basis.

There are other rides that we dont dare to go for, you can try when you are there. I feel that it's pretty worth it because of the rides and if you're interested to learn more about their different tribes & culture, you can take a cable car up & walk down the mountain (or maybe they do have bus rides to different tribes location). I am not too sure about this because we are not interested. The cable car within is free of charge.


 This is taken 1.30pm, can see that it's damn foggy.

Since I am in a foreign country, it's time to do some crazy stuffs (on stage) - of course there's no one around, it's pretty empty probably because we went on a weekday:






Lastly, you can take a walk in the 歐洲花園 European Garden. 
When you walk in, this is on the left & 歡樂世界 Joy to the world is on the right.


On my next post it will be on 18℃巧克力工房,老英格蘭,青青草原 & 小瑞士.
Thanks for reading :)

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