士林夜市 on the morning
Some wastage that haven’t been clear, rubbish still can be seen on the floor after the busy night market on day before.
Our mission for today, cycling around 八里老街 and 淡水老街 for food hunt.
Rent two bicycles from 小麥町腳踩車有限公司, nearby 關渡捷運站.
Taiwan is suitable place to ride.
關渡自然公園自行車道, well build pavement for cycling.
關渡大橋, heading to 八里自行車道.
Hopefully our government can learn from Taiwan, look at their excellent build of cycling path.
Crossed the bridge and reached 八里左岸.
Nice scene, but mind the speed, as number of pedestrian will be around.
Vegetarian biscuit/bread! Love it.
Not bad if stay here for good.
Majority of shops are selling foods here.
Famous 30 years old shop, 姊妹雙胞胎.
Ordered 雙胞胎和芋頭餅, 雙胞胎 is actually 油炸麵條.
Clearer version of map.
Bike Station where you can ask for info, pump tyres and rent bikes.
Eye opener for me, where a person can bring his/her precious bike into the toilet to avoid stolen case. The toilet got an extra space where able to park a bike properly.
Yellow duckling again.
Ferry tickets to cross river.
Instead of traditional ticketing, taiwan version of touch and go available too.
Bikers need to wait for instruction to board.
How the bike parked in Ferry.
Reached 淡水老街, 正宗阿給老店 on the left and 一口口企業有限公司(黑金傳奇) on the right.
My favorite products, brown sugar ginger tea. This is where it originated from, bought few packs back to Malaysia and it is much cheaper here.
Friendly auntie that keep pour ginger tea in our cup and ask us to drink more due to cold weather.
Tested on the new products, 兰香子 (basil seeds).
Full range of 黑金传奇 products.
It was full house, we waited for our turns.
阿妈的酸梅汤, (A-mam’s plum tea), one of the marketing commonly seen in Taiwan is by putting words such grandmother, mother, father and combine with the product.
Sponge cake, looks good but too bad the portion is too big for us.
Look at the size.
sliced in half with ice cream added in between, Ice Cream Puff.
A pic before heading back to 士林.
高麗菜包, my favorite in 士林夜市, the queue is long even though still early for a night market.
Last dinner at 三杯三怪媽媽小廚 in Taiwan before our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.
By 4 a.m., all of us need to get ready at railway station for 阿里山小火車.
The sleepy faces.
Still waiting for the train after half an hour.
Super crowded train
Quite a small size train due to heavy clouds.
At the top
Cold and no luck for sun rise.
Mario on the move.
Queue again for return.
Tour guide brought us for a walk into the forest.
Tall thin trees.
Finally, the sun rise
Looks like a cow or a pig?
Pavilion by the lake.
Reached 奮起湖, at a shop named 群峰山莊.
For the record.
Alishan tea. Our tour guide showing steps of how to make a Chinese tea in correct way.
The very nice ginger slices with brown sugar, 黑糖姜片. Too bad can’t be bought in Malaysia.
Longan was added in the ginger slice to boil over time.
Unique flower which i don’t know it’s name.
Delicious cream puff bought at the R&R while on the way back to Taipei.
My gf was collecting this stickers from 7-11 to exchange Line‘s character cup.
Reached Taipei, went to 臺北立法院 to take a look on Sunflower Student Movement rally.
Dinner at 統一阪急B2美食街, ordered from Gugu 廚房義式料理.
Great location for photo shooting, few visitors gathered here to take the shot of Taipei 101.
A jump will not be miss before heading back to 林天倫旅社 at 士林.
Woke up early again on Day 7, explore inside of 清境國民賓館 since it was too cold outside at 1 Degree Celsius.
There are sheep themed design and display can be found.
Miniature version of 清境農場.
After breakfast, the road trip start again.
Jetty at 日月潭, lots of mist, cold and crowded.
Pretty clean lake but not allowed to swim.
阿嬤の古早味香菇茶葉蛋, worth a try, lucky that our tour guide helped us to buy with a long queue of 15 minutes due to big amount of China visitors came in at the same time.
Impossible just to have an egg for our brunch. With a limited time, we able to bought 红茶手工蛋捲 (Red tea handmade egg roll)
And a 阿萨姆红茶 (Assam tea).
Not sure where we are, guess it a spot called 夫妻樹, monkey jump it is.
Then, we reached destination of the day, 阿里山 (Alishan National Scenic Area).
Season of Sakura blooming
Lucky us and thanks for our travel expert, Bryan Lee for picking the right timing.
Rarely saw huge big trees here but mostly tall thin trees.
山葵椒鹽 (mixed of mountain wasabi + pepper + salt in powder form), Extremely nice if you like spice. Just pour on foods and it add in flavor of salt, spice and nice aroma.
神木颂, not understand.
Calla Lilies planted in area of a temple, 慈云寺.
Our dinner place after a long hours walk.
Steamboat with local vegetables.
Bought a cup of hot 檸樂煲薑 (mixed lemon + Cola + old ginger) to ease our nose and throat from the cold weather. After that, head back to 阿里山閣酒店 for a good rest.
Early birds messing around at 宜蘭.
Students not even here yet.
It was left on the side road.
Road trip begin again after breakfast at 天璽商務酒店 hotel.
Ballet in the dark
Became monkey in the bright.
Landslide happens, wearing helmet is a must.
Not even sure where we are now.
Keep messing around and let body loose, as 70% we fall asleep + 20% eat + 10% karaoke session on the bus ride.
Highest point of Taiwan road (台灣公路最高點), 武嶺.
At here, you can have a panoramic view of different mountains with a board of list available for reference.
Flying above mountains. It was freaking cold up here, winds keep blowing continuously that makes us shivering.
Our tour guide, 袁大哥 (志宏). Tired after taking care of a group of monkeys.
On the way up to 清境農場, stop by half way for lunch.
At 伊拿谷景觀咖啡餐坊, the group in hungry ghost mode
碧湖砂鍋魚頭 at above, also ordered 高山高麗菜 and 甕缸雞 which are their famous dishes, worth a try.
Then, we reached the famous 清境農場. Crowded but the field area is big enough to cover.
What special to do here? Feed them.
Feed the sheep.
Do not miss any of them, just feed.
The area is big, where able run around as much as you wish.
Went to 清境雲舞樓 for dinner, so hungry that dishes are cleared within 10 minutes.
Watched a very decent local performance and headed back to 清境國民賓館 for end of the day.