Taiwan
Shilin

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  • Day11

    Taipei Night Market

    October 10, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Smells of everything from roasting horse nuts to fried cheese. We sampled some dumplings and some weird noodle slop. One bite tasty next more slop. Very strange.
    Loads of people and loads of lights. After an hour, definitely time to go back to the hotel to rest the feet.Read more

    Sally Le Poidevin

    Pretty blue light x

    10/11/19Reply
     
  • Day14

    Day 14 - A thousand lakes

    July 15, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌬 29 °C

    Hey travel journal,
    Today started with a sleep in, which was amazing :) then after breaky I headed across the road to breakfast place and got an rice roll for lunch and the seven eleven for a drink and some biscuits. Which I packed with a book and a 2L water and headed out to meet everyone at 11am. We headed to the MRT and jumped on the red line and transferred to the yellow line and went right to the end before jumping on a bus and winding through the countryside for an hour. Then we walked for an hr or two through lots of greenery, with trees and some bamboo and the odd small tea tree plantation and ended up at a look out where we looked out over the mountains and a winding river. The river was like an opaque blue colour and the trees where green and all around. It was really pretty. We sat the look out and ate our packed lunches. Then we headed a bit further down the track to another look out that had a cute little garden and looked over the 'thousands lake' which is meant to look like a dragon from above. Then after everyone took a million photos, we jumped on a shuttle back to the bus stop, then a bus back to the train station. Before we got back on the train we went down to the river and hired out paddle boats and just paddled around and chilled for a bit and at one point we all just joined our boats and paddled down the river as one big mega paddle boat. It was kinda fun. Then we sat and chatted for a bit on the river bank before a few people went up to the cafes along the river bank (think southbank kinda set up) and the other half of us jumped on the MRT and headed back to shipai. Once we got back we all broke off and got food for dinner. Sam and I headed down food street and got DYI hot pot and I tried a new juice place and got cranberry and soda. It was soo refreshing, exactly what I needed. They also have a really nice looking dragonfruit one. So next time I'm gonna have to get that and give it a go :) then we headed back to the dorm. I was antisocial and sat and just chilled in the room for a bit. Then sahama and Emily got ready and went with a bunch of the others to a local pub to watch the soccer grand finals. The game doesn't start until 11pm and we have an 8am start tomorrow. So, as amazing and fun as it would be, I decided to stay in and do some washing and just chill. And tomorrow we are up early for our community service. But for now, night xoRead more

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Shilin, 士林