Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I ❤ Taiwan! - Day 2

Day 2:

Time for day 2! We woke up really early the next morning and yes, after our long shopping and eating fiesta, you can see that we were all pretty zombified when we headed for breakfast. Good thing, we could catch some snooze on our way to our next destination: Alishan (阿里山) for the train ride into the mystical forest of enchanted fairies. I'm kidding. But the place was really nice! Being a fan of the popular Twilight series, being in the forest in winter was like we were on the set of the movie! You can guess my sister and I were pretty psyched up when we stepped in. I'm glad it was winter cos the weather was cool and it made walking thought the forest less tiring and "sticky" ;) Most of the trees in the forest are between 800 to 1000 years old!

                                                     Look, we're on set!

 Colours of the day; Mustard & Cobalt :)

                                          My sis's sweet colours of the day! 

                                                      The four brothers

                                           The barren trees during winter

                                 All of a sudden...a werewolf in the distance! 
Watch out!

                             The fog is coming in and the sky is getting dark! 
We better hurry!
Back at the visitor center, we saw the cute husky that looked a little depressed 
but still so cute!

We were really glad to see some Sakura blooms on our way out cos most Sakura trees only bloom between March and April but our guide told us these are mountain Sakura trees bloom earlier than the usual ones. 
And we headed off to our next homestay (民宿) in Shi Zhuo called Shi Yuan Min Su. By the time we arrived there, it was already nightfall. Days are usually shorter in the winter so it was pitch dark given that the homestay's owner owns a tea plantation which was just behind his abode. It was getting really cold cos were were up in the mountains so we had a quick simple dinner and all went back to our rooms for the night. The next day is CingJing Farm day! Yay! :)))

                                                            Till then!~

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