Flashback! There are just too much memories, happening, events, etc, which i have missed out. Believe you too! Life have been busy. Life have been hectic. Life have been hard. Time flies. Time was limited. After the Bangkok-Pattaya posting, now lets see what Taiwan have to offer.
Taiwan is an island nation, shaped like a sweet potato. Taiwan is densely populated, quite a modern city, with very interesting cultures, traditions, night markets, historical areas and also known for its steep mountains and lush forest.
|Sexy Glass Toilet|
We, double couple, will be visiting Taipei, the national capital of Taiwan. This will be a leisure trip, just chilling, 5 days 4 night. A quick getaway from our stressful country.
Shangrila Leisure Farm, Yilan
|Leisuring in the Farm|
Just about an hour ride away from city. We went to the Shangrila Leisure Farm which is located in the foothills of Dayuan Mountain in Dongshan Township of Yilan County. I find this place a very peaceful place, with a mild climate, with very beautiful landscapes. Great place for a stroll and breath of freshness.
If you are up for such a wonderful place with nature, staying a night or two will be great. There are beautiful resorts here. At night, you are able to watch fireflies, releasing sky lanterns at night and enjoy the peaceful night in the beautiful greenscape with the sound of nature.
|The Famous Wooden Swing|
|Always wanted to play this :D|
Shihfen Station (Sky Laterns and Old Street)
|The Local Restaurant|
Now we will be heading to Pingxi District of New Taipei City, Shifen Old Street, one of the famous stop along the Pingxi Brance Line. The Shifen Old Street is filled with souvenir shops, stores, restaurants and mainly the sky lanterns. Your trip to Taipei, Taiwan is never complete without visiting this wonderful place.
We stopped for a quick lunch at one of the local restaurants.
|Ordering. Challenging our Chinese Language|
Done with lunch, we took off and finally arrived in Shihfen Station. This place is a beauty. There are so much to offer along one short stretch of train line, with shops at both sides of the track.
|The Double Couple Tourist|
Time for lantern writting to record our wishes before releasing. I am always feeling regretful for not learning my chinese language well. It is always better to write chinese than english. Not only the artistic point of view also the great meaning behind the chinese characters.
|Careful. The Train do pass by!|
|Done. Time to Light it up.|
|And send it Flying!|
|Craving for Snacks.|
It have been a great visit here. We enjoyed ourselves. The experience was execeptional. Part two of my posting i will share a really interesting place called the Jingtong Station close by to here.
The Original Din Tai Fung
Dinner time! Din Tai Fung have been pretty famous in the Malaysia Food Industry for quite some time. Although there have been many new competitors but DTF is still famous for their Dumplings. Xiao Long Bao. One of Taiwan Famous.
Another no trip to Taipei will be complete without a visit to DTF! There are many reviews on the long ques and so on, however, don't worry, the waiting list moves really fast. Well, how long you want for eating dumplings and noodles!
|The Pork Dumplings and Beef Noodles are Execellent|
Chilling in Ximending
Ximending is a shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei. It is a pretty happening place with lots to offer. Something like the "Shibuya" in Japan.
Hunt for the Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle (Ximending). The soup is not too thick or starchy, great texture and nice taste. Pretty yummy.
|Ay-Chung Noodles! One of Taiwan Famous|
|Adding sauces and herbs|
|And taste yummy.. the noodle...|
|Try the Super Long Ice-Cream!|
|Delicious Pork Rice|
|One of Taiwan Famous|
Besides Ximending, Taipei is also famous for their Night Market. Shilin Night Market, around Wenlin Road and Dadong Road for some really tasty Taiwanese food. Is a must. Another "authenic" experience will be Raohe Street Night Market, a short walk from the Xinyi Distric, Taipei 101. Plenty of Merchandises ranging from clothing, electronics, hourseware, food, etc.
|Better not Miss out the Taiwan Sausage|
THE ONLY THING I HATE.!!
|When i need to take a SHIT!|