bookmark_borderIn Taiwan – Day 3

Nikon

Since we decided to stay in Sun Moon Lake for a night (according to our draft plan, remember?), we left Taichung in the morning hoping to arrive Sun Moon Lake early so we could get the most out of it. Besides, the journey to Sun Moon Lake will take hours by bus, according to the guidebook.

Stone

Little did we know that we will take a cab instead of bus because of time factor. Since, the fee difference between bus and cab ain’t that much, we opted for cab since we could save time (but not money). There goes our backpacking principles. Haha.

Stone

When I first saw Sun Moon Lake, it did remind me of Lake District in United Kingdom. Beautiful sceneries, mountains, and boats. The only difference between them is the size of lake. Having said that, Sun Moon Lake remains a popular tourist spot for one who is in Taiwan for holiday.

Hotel

It was easy to find accommodation as the cab driver helped us to locate a relatively cheap hotel. Mind you, the hotel we stayed in is not the one shown above.

Information Centre

We went to grab lunch once we checked into our hotel. But before our meal, we went to the information centre to checkout some information about Sun Moon Lake.

Beef Rice

Braised Eggs

After all those, we wandered around and began our photography session. Needless to say, the scenery in Sun Moon Lake was breathtaking. The only downside was the weather. The skies were dull and grey. Hence, there aren’t any clouds in my photos. 

Harbour Stone

Steel

Heineken

We bought boat tickets to travel across to another side of the lake. The travel took us more than 1 hour as we stopped at various pit stop.

Mini Island

 

Herbal Eggs

These are herbal eggs. According to my friends, they were so good that they bought twice (in different day). I didn’t eat any as I don’t like hard egg yolk. 

Street

After all those boat riding and walking and photography session and eating, it was beyond dusk already though it was only 5pm!! We ate our dinner somewhere near the lake and decided to call it a day.

bookmark_borderIn Taiwan – Day 2 (Part 2)

Right after our lunch, off we went to look for this…

Puff

It is pretty famous as it was the last box in the refrigerator and it really did justified its popularity as it is really delicious.

Museum

After whacking all of those, we headed to Hsinchu Municipal Image Museum for a look. But it was closed (for lunch, I think) and hence, we rest at the entrance for a good 45 mins or so before we head to our next pit stop, Taichung.

Canon

Hall

And yes, we boarded the train again for free, IIRC. Don’t ask me why again. This time, my mates knew where to stay. Hence, it was rather easier for us to find the hotel as recommended by one of the guidebooks.

Noodles

Rice

Dumplings

And again, we left our bags in the hotel and off we went for another drink and early dinner at a place opposite of the hotel.

Night Market

Later at night, after a good short rest, we headed to a night market. It is a place whereby you could get a variety of things such as foods and clothings. We walked and stopped and ate and walked again and stopped again and ate again for everything that interest us. Our first food was this…

Meat Sandwich

Boy oh boy.. It was one of the weirdest food I’ve ever tasted. Sweet, sour, bitter and salty. With combination of peanuts, pickles and meat, it sure did trigger all of our taste buds. But that didn’t stop us from ordering another portion. :P

Rice

Lala Jien

The photo above is a dish called ‘Lala Jien’. Compare to our version, their’s is on soggy side with vegetables in it. Once we were done with night market, we headed back to our hotel…

Streets

And no.. The picture above is not our hotel. It is a junction of a crossroad which I took it while walking towards the night market.




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