Hellooooooooooooo. Yes. As promised I'll blog since I'm back. Although a little late la. I was back on 10th. Hehe. Was in a post-holiday blues. Lucky took leave on 11th. Can you imagine having to go back to work straight on 11th?! I was already moodless to go on 12th. Haha.
So Taiwan! On the trip there I got my window seat in SQ. View out of plane window is amazing. Cos it was an afternoon flight. When we arrive in Taiwan we hovered in the air for awhile cos of turbulence or something, and can't land straight. So was delayed abit. Lol. Scary leh, bumpy for abit.
So we were in a tour of only 10 people. The Taiwan tour guide is a very funny guy, and told us plenty of stories and histories. I'ld say I learnt alot throughout my trip there. Fruitful. Laughed alot and learn alot. Driver was a cute guy who kept disturbing me when I play SW. He knows SW but he doesn't play it, he plays Candy Crush. Like whut. LOL.
Must I blog about everyday?! Oh god don't know can remember anot.
Regent Hotel in Taipei was awesome shit. It was our day 1 there, and the hotel is awesomeeee. All me and my sis did first thing was put luggage down and take photo of the hotel. Love it. Oh before that we went Ningxia Night Market. Yum yum fooooood.
Day 2. Taipei to Yilan. We went to a pineapple DIY factory where we get to ownself make Taiwan's famous product. Hahaha. Was a mess cos we dont know how to make but it was fun. And went for a tour around the factory. Then we went Jiufen Old Street, which was sooo long we couldn't finish walking cos of the time frame. Bought some foods and souvenirs etc. Went Taipei 101 after that. Then we went Lotung Street around evening which we bought hell loads of food I think. Then went to hotel
River Forest Villa in Yilan. It was two storeys entirely for two people and one king size bed upstairs and one king size bed downstairs. So cool. Hehe. And in the forest la so not many place to explore at night. Chill and watch Harry Potter on the hotel TV. LOL. Early in the morning woke up too early so we went to borrow the hotel bicycles and went for a ride before we start the day activities. Early air in Taiwan is so fresh and somemore countryside. Really enjoyed it. Saw some farmers planting and some fishing, we stopped on the bikes to chat with them etc. Haha.
Day 3. Yilan to Hualian. We took the luxury business class scenic train to Hualian which is specially for sightseeing. The interior is like coach buses sofa seats. It can even turn backwards to face another pair for chatting. So fun. Visited a marble factory where I was so tempted to buy the cat's eye jewel. End up didn't buy. Regret after that. :( Went Cisingtan scenic area. Super pretty beach with plenty of pretty stones. It's basically coast of Pacific Ocean. Beautiful. Went Taroko National Park. I love this place. Nature is what I like. The mountains are amazing. My photos doesn't do the place much justice. It's just too beautiful. We walked through the Chang Chun bridge/cave thing due to my persistence, we were warned it was pretty dangerous cave but I wanted to go. Haha. Taroko itself is way pretty everywhere we go. Cimu Bridge etc as well. Then we head to hotel at night. Dinner was of course there as well, cos in the mountains nowhere to go.
Silks Place Taroko in Hualian. Taroko National Park. It was so posh a well, another two king size bed. And even a bolster. Room was big toilet was big. Hehe.
Day 4. Hualian to Taitung. I can't remember what we do. I think went to the tea farm in the morning. And was followed by a super long few hours ride I think? Then went hotel. We went to watch the Native tribes there sing their tribe song, was a special performance by the hotel. It was at the roof of the hotel, and the seats were sofa-ed, where blankets and hot tea were provided in case guests are cold from watching at night. So cool right?! Was a cozy rooftop. After performance we went back to our rooms.
Luminous Hot Spring Report&Spa in Taitung. This hotel has a balcony, and view is amazing. Oh oh and this spa resort is interesting. The spa water is spring water or something. Very relaxing. I sat there and didn't wanna come out. Hahaha.
Day 5. Taitung to Kaohsiung. Morning we went to an orchard where they describe the local products to us. Fruits so fresh. Got myself a mango iceblended. Yummy. Then we went Cijin Island, where it was mostly all fish products. Fish crackers, fish sweets etc cos they're near th sea. There was a beach there as well, very pretty. After that, we went Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre. It was so sunny in the afternoon. You know what, the place so huge, tour guide told us we might not be able to walk finish. But we went, to the 4 towers at the top to pray. I love this place I tell you. It gives me a very serene and peaceful feeling the whole time I was there. Love it. Dinner after that was BBQ with free flow food beer drink. I don't know if it's jap BBQ or korean BBQ. Rofl. But one of the black pork meat was super awesome. BBQ ftw.
Just Sleep Hostel/Hotel in Kaohsiung. This hotel is okay lah, pretty small compare to all the hotels we had. Hahaha. Stay too many good hotels, average hotels to us seem TOO average. But not bad still. Couldn't sleep well though cos my sis didn't feel well and they keep coming in to check on her etc, So tired next day.
Day 6. Kaohsiung to Nantou to Taichung. Morning went Sun-moon lake!! Cruise tour. I was looking forward to this, cos it was a famous spot which everyone know and must come when come Taiwan. Cruise ride was fun. hehe. After that we went Wen Wu temple, which is another famous temple with lotsa history. Again, our lovely tour guide told us lotsa history and stories :D Then we went Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and Theme Park. 9 tribes village in short. Sat cable car all the way to Sun-moon lake area and then sat it back. Then we went to play the theme park. Sat two of the scary rides there. Not much time so only sat two cos the theme park was gonna close.
Mayan Adventure Roller Coaster ride. Wtf this ride. My sis sat a similar one in USS so she was roughly mentally prepared. I didn't sit before. I got a hell of a shock at this 360degrees turn like mad ride. And it's so damn fast. Not even kidding, go youtube find, some people recorded it. Whew. And was supposed to lean back I think I kept leaning forward, sorta strained my back due to the high speed rush of the ride. Bleh. Can you imagine sitting that as the first ride. Holy. I was mind-blown. And we sat UFO Intamin Gyro Drop Tower as well. Our tour guide told us how scary it was so we wanted to try it. It's at 85m okay, Taiwan's tallest free-fall ride. This to us is not scary after we sit the Mayan ride first, lol. The view is breathtaking at the top, and yeah the split second of the drop was WOW, but it was not as scary as the Mayan ride. Hahaha. I can never forget it.
I wanted play the carribbean adventure ride but not much time. We went for a 5-10min 3D movie. Missed the aboriginal performance dammit :( And we come in the wrong season too, cherry blossom season over :(( Grrrrrrrrrrr. But at least it's lavender season, very pretty. But not much time to explore the scenery garden leh cos we played so many stuff. Haha. Went back to hotel to put luggage then tour guide+driver drop us at Fengjia Night Market. Walk and shop and eat till drop ahhh. Cab back after that.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Taichung. Also not bad. Pretty good.
Day 7. Taichung to Taipei. By lunchtime we reach Taipei again. Yes! The same Regent Hotel yay. But 3 then can take room key. So we went nearby mall for lunch and come back again. Apparently we got upgraded to VIP room. Got our key and wow it's 18th floor, top floor leh. When we step out of the lift, the atmosphere itself different liao. Even the room number outside so posh looking. There were sofa at the corridor too. Wow. When we enter the room. WOW. Bathtub with a rubber ducky, how cute! Room was holy shit big as well. It was so big that the TV doesnt face the bed. It faces some sofa where we can watch, and two king size bed were behind the TV. There were sockets next to each bed. Utensils in the bar drawer. TV in the bathroom. A soft pillow headrest for the bathtub. And when I switched on the tv, there was my NAME on the tv. You know, like "Welcome blahblah" Holy. I love the room. Hahaha. Was exploring taking pics.
Then we head to Wu Fen Pu to shop and explore. And went Raohe Night Market after that to shop. Eh we walk for like, 8 hours? Wtf, my legs were breaking leh. Hahaha. I not tired, only legs tired, but that's tiring enough alr. Hahaha. But shop until very shiok hehe. Bought alot stuff.
Day 8. Our flight in the afternoon :( I don't wanna go back! This morning we could sleep in cos no schedule. Breakfast. Then cabbed to Xi Men Ding to walkwalk, bought stuff food etc again. Wah the icecream yummy hehe. Then we went airport lor. Come back SG lor. So sian grr.
Would definitely go again! Previously I was still reluctant but hey it's fun actually, and plenty of places that I haven't explore. Need to go again!
Had leave on Monday so was pretty much sleeping in and slacking. Kopi with the usual SW gang, passed them souvenir. Tuesday kopi again. Hahaha.
Friday. S coming SG! We had made plans to meet him. Dinner at Goodwood Park hotel. Porridge buffet! Yum yum. Too bad don't have durian buffet leh, the desserts not so worth afterall, but it was full of jokes and all. Hahaha. Walking around outside cos we couldn't decide what to do. You know how freaking hot the weather was. Me and JH were sweating like mad cos we both were wearing pretty thick bleh. Then M suggested chijmes and the other JH suggest switch. So we decided to split cabs and went over then see how.
Our cab went switch first to check it out, turns out switch need to queue to wait for seats. The other cab headed to chijmes first and they found seats in Highlander so we head over to find them. Wanted try highlander ale but turn out no more. End up 8 of us all drank the same, scottish lager or something. Not bad ba. Was fun cos 7 of us (8th is S's wife who doesn't play) clear TOA together. Summon together. Only JH got cammy. Hahaha. Then hot liao, all summon the event elemental scrolls and the TOA LD scroll.
Then M, A and S decide to summon a pack. Me and C and JH got tempted so we decide to buy a pack too. We initially told the other JH to film us, he was like WHY ME, then we say that's cos you not summoning ma, then he join in too HAHAHA. So ended up 7 phones all summoning. So S used his wife phone to film. Hahaha. Very fun leh. We lined it one line on the table and each time we summon different phones. Hehe. So fun.
Cabbed home after that. Was midnight liao. Got home 2ish I think. Super fun, love them to bits. Hehe.
Okay then Saturday. Thunderstorm sia rain so heavy. Met the clique for dinner at vivo. Soup Spoon Union. My food so cute. Chicken breast and two sunny side up eggs. Haha. Then we went St Marcs cafe for desserts. Then they treat me to my dessert as my "cake", hahaha. Full of laughter cos we played with boomerang, a camera motion effects thing. So funny la! Alot expressions and movements all that. I laugh until so tired. Haha. On the way home Mrt was plenty of jokes too. Thanks guys, funny day hehe.
Okay la see, so much happen, my post so long I don't even feel like reading. Hahaha. Finally ended. Gonna watch Star Awards 2016 liao. I from afternoon type until now sia! Bleh.