Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 3 in Taiwan

High Wharf Bed and Breakfast overlooks hills and the sea. It is owned by a young man who only comes over to High Wharf whenever there is any room reservation.

It is a nice little place which offers peace and quiet environment. It is very well-kept, clean and tidy.

However, it is not really accessible as the only way to reach High Wharf is by car. Vincent's friend borrowed a seven-seater van from a friend to pick us up.

We went to Jin Gua Shi Shan to look at abandoned gold mine and the scenic view on the side of Kee Lung mountain.

When the rain water mixes with Iron and Carrollite, it is oxidized and catalyzed by bacteria within iron and becomes the yellowish-orange acidic water we see.

It was very windy. I shouldn't have trusted weather forecast. stated that it would be 14 to 20 degree celsius everyday during my trip in Taiwan but it was only 9 degree celsius on Day 3 in Taiwan -_-"

Next, we went to Jiu Fen Old Street - another famous tourist attraction. Many local delicacies can be found along the streets.

We tried the minced meat with starch (tasted a bit weird) and the famous QQ (i.e. spongy texture) dessert. Ermm.. many may say the dishes were delicious but again, it wasn't quite what we would enjoy. I think many dishes were just over rated. LOL.

Vincent's friends then drove us all the way to Yi Lan to try pork intestine mian xian. Again, Simon refused to try it. But the dish actually tasted quite alright.

Then, we rushed to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to see guards changing at 5:00pm. Well, it wasn't really changing of the guards... the guards marched over to the flag pole, lowered the flag, folded the flag, kept the flag and marched to their office. It should be called... 'Capture The Flag'.. LOL!

There, 'capturing the flag' in action...

Later, we went over to Kee Lung night market for dinner.

Finally, we found something which Simon is actually able to swallow - Taiwanese sandwich.

We tried several Taiwanese delicacies. Some of the dishes were quite delicious as well. But, I still wouldn't say any of them is spectacular. LOL.


josze said...

hello! did u go to alishan? which hotel did u stay there?

Cheryl -_-" said...

Hey Joan! Nope, we didn't go Alishan. That's in central Taiwan right? We only went to the northen parts.