Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I ❤ Taiwan! - Day 1

This post is way way overdue but I just wanted to share about some of the lovely places my family and I visited while touring Taiwan back in December. 

Day 1:
We left for Taipei early Boxing Day morning and we arrived just in time for breakfast and headed off to our first destination; Miao Li to pick strawberries! Miao Li is a town known for everything strawberries! Strawberry wine, strawberry crackers, drink dishes, you name it, they've got it! Living in sunny Singapore you can see why we are pretty psyched about this. Strawberries grow in cooler climates and so the only one we see in Singapore are the ones in the supermarket. The nearest place we can pick strawberries is probably Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. Anyway, Mom was a pro! She picked the ripe ones and boy was she a fast picker! 






                                                               
We then headed for our mushroom hotpot at a hotpot restaurant whose specialty are mushrooms! Yes, everything mushrooms even the drinks which...I didn't dare to drink hahaha... I'm not a very adventurous person when it comes to food. I was actually having a bad case of diarrhea on the first day but looking at the photos you can't tell right? ;) I couldn't even have a proper meal at the mushroom hotpot restaurant, kept running to the toilet! Good thing was that the restaurant's outdoor toilet had a very scenic view hahaha...

               
                    Love this dress because of its cut, embroidery details and peterpan collar! :)



The view from the restaurant

                                       
After lunch, we headed to Gao Mei Wetlands (高美濕地) which is a coastal area that house their wind turbines. This scenic place is so pretty! The wind was very strong all our hair and clothes were flying everywhere but that didn't deter us from snapping away! Apparently, the wetlands are also home to many special of birds, crabs and other wildlife because of its good mix of soil. Too bad it was winter so there wasn't much of a breathtaking sunset..more like the sun set quietly into the grey..

        

  Reminds me of the chinese song by Jay Chou (周杰伦) called White Windmill  (白色風車).





After visiting the wetlands, we headed to our min su in Tai Chung city, in the heart of one of their most popular night markets; Fengjia Night Market. We freshened up and got ready to explore the bustling night market for all the yummy street food and shopped away! 

          Time to get some rest, cos we'll be heading to Alishan (阿里山) for the forest trail tomorrow!
                                                         Till then~ :)
   

   

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