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  • Day172

    A Puurfect morning

    February 18, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    While Taipei has lots to offer, there are also a number of day trips within about a 1 hour train or bus ride from the city. Today, we traveled to Houtong by train to visit the Cat Village. The village is tucked away in the hills of Northern Taiwan and is home to about 200 cats and only about 400 humans. Houtong was a coal mining village until the last coal mine shut down in 1996. At this point in time, the population dwindled to only 100 people. Houtong was home to hundreds of stray cats and in 2008, a local resident, who happened to be married to a vet, began posting photos of the villager’s efforts to look after the strays. This of course attracted visitors and volunteers to help the stray cats. Within two years, Houtong reinvented itself as the Cat Village, with many little shops selling cat themed items as well as restaurants and cafes. Each of the cats is vaccinated and spayed/neutered.

    Houtong is set along the Keelung river, so it is not only beautiful to walk through but while strolling along, you can stop and pet the cats if they let you, sit down and hope they come to you for some snuggles, or admire them from a safe distance. All the cats are super friendly, and for the most part, get along quite well with each other. We did see a few play fight, but I wouldn’t expect anything different with this many cats living together. We really enjoyed our visit and it was super fun going through all of the cat boutiques to check out cat themed items. In the end, we decided to buy cat themed socks and a cat themed reusable grocery bag. It was a puurfect way to spend a morning.

    Clarinda
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    James mahon

    Is that grumpy cat?

    2/18/20Reply
    Sophie And Neve

    Totally! She wouldn't even pose for a photo - this took me a full 10 minutes to capture. We all think she's still really cute, though, despite her grumpy disposition.

    2/18/20Reply

    Ahhh 😻looks like my lil’ Nate!!

    2/29/20Reply
    Jackie Gilbert

    lOVELY jACKIET sOPHIE!

    5/16/20Reply
     
  • Day248

    Jiufen again

    June 11, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    De retour dans le nord, on en profite pour retourner dans un coin qui nous avait vraiment plu en arrivant à Taïwan : On part refaire un tour à Jiufen. Ce village est tellement beau et paisible, ça nous fait du bien ! Planqués au milieu de la forêt, avec la mer et du thé 🍵
    En plus, on arrive enfin à avoir du soleil pour profiter de la vue sur la mer 🤩☀️
    Y a pas à dire, c'est quand même magnifique Taïwan ❤️🇹🇼
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    Olivier Maryse Levillain

    Pas mal !!!

    6/18/20Reply
    Édith Delabre

    Ohhh ! 😲

    6/20/20Reply
     
  • Day162

    Taipei, Taïwan !

    March 17, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Bien arrivés à Taïwan, pour une période indéterminée jusqu'à ce que la situation se calme et que la crise sanitaire soit finie.
    Ici tout va bien, peu de cas et un bon système de santé et gestion de crise. On évite les sorties inutiles, et les foules de gens.

    La ville est vraiment chouette, et les gens sont très gentils ! La nourriture est vraiment variée (et ça, ça fait du bien!). On trouve même des petits airs de Japon, étant donné que Taïwan était une colonie Japonaise 🤩

    On vous souhaite bon courage pour le confinement 😟
    En espérant que la situation s'arrange 🤞
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  • Day238

    Back to Taipei

    June 1, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    La fin approche à grands pas ... 😱 Le retour est pour bientôt !

    Nous voilà de retour à Taipei, la capitale pour nos derniers jours à Taïwan. On a enfin un petit airbnb bien équipé à nous, à deux pas d'un Carrefour 🛒!
    On reprend les bonnes habitudes françaises qui nous ont beaucoup manqué ces derniers temps 😄🤤

    Quelques photos de Taipei, principalement sous la pluie (et sous la chaleur étouffante 🥵🥵)
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    Olivier. C'est quoi la suite du programme? [Olivier]

    6/11/20Reply
    Lucie Levillain

    Le retour en France ! Et les retrouvailles avec tout le monde 😊

    6/17/20Reply
     
  • Day172

    Jiufen, sous la pluie !

    March 27, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Le temps n'est pas vraiment notre allié ici, car globalement il pleut beaucoup !!
    Mais ça donne un certain charme parfois. Notamment à cette petite ville du nord de Taipei, Jiufen, habituellement pleine de touristes. Ce village est connue pour avoir (paraît il) inspiré le décor du Voyage de Chihiro ! 🏮🧧🎐
    Mais c'est aussi connu pour la cérémonie de dégustation de thé, avec un point de vue magnifique sur les montagnes et la mer. Et les nuages qui vont et viennent sur le paysages 🌫️🌧️

    Bref, une petite excursion d'une journée entre français, coupés du monde à déguster du thé 🍵
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    C'est vrai, c'est beau! Olivier

    4/3/20Reply
     
  • Day260

    Bye bye Taïwan ✈️

    June 23, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ☁️ 34 °C

    Derniers jours de voyage, nous allons bientôt quitter ce beau pays ! Quelques photos en vrac de ce a quoi ressemble la vie Taïwanaise qui va nous manquer 😊
    Entre les 7eleven à thème, les snoopy partout 😍, les animaux 🐈🐕🐿️, les sculptures, les parcs, la verdure... Et la chaleur 🥵😬

    Bref, bientôt bye bye Taiwan 🇹🇼
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  • Day254

    Taipei 101 !!

    June 17, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Le coucher de soleil depuis Taipei 101 ❤️

    Taipei 101 est la tour emblématique de Taïwan. Elle mesure + de 400m de hauteur, a en son centre un système pour contrer les rafales de vent, et a un des ascenceurs les plus rapides du monde 🚀!

    La vue de l'observatoire est juste magnifique. On se rend compte à quel point on est entouré de forêt et de montagne partout. Et surtout à quel point la ville est grande et aérée ! De la verdure partout 🏞️🤩

    Bref, pour un de nos derniers couchers de soleil à l'autre bout du monde, on est plutôt gâté ! 🌇
    Le retour approche, on a hâte de vous revoir ❤️
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    julie crouquet

    Magnifique

    6/21/20Reply
    Julien Baessens

    La classe les photos :) La bonne journée pour y aller !

    6/22/20Reply

    Magnifique et impressionnant, on dirait que les photos sont prises par un drone tellement c'est haut! [Olivier]

    6/26/20Reply
     
  • Day173

    Din Tai Fung

    February 19, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Last night we decided that we were tired of the food court where we have been eating each evening, so instead we went to a restaurant called Din Tai Fung. It’s a chain restaurant with restaurants in Taipei, as well as London, Dubai and L.A. It was really busy, and since we hadn’t made reservations, we had to wait 15 minutes before we could get a table. Even though it was a chain restaurant, it was pretty nice. The waitress even put jacket covers over our jackets that we had hung on the back of our chairs.

    After figuring out the menu, which was written in Mandarin, we ordered dumplings, wantons, xiaolongbao, noodles, cucumber and cabbage. We also got tea with dinner. We shared all the dishes and they were delicious. My favorites were the wantons, but it was all delicious. We saw another room where they were making the xiaolongbao, which are kind of like dumplings but round and bigger and filled with meat and broth. It was really cool to see them cooking them. One person rolled out little circles, and he did it so fast. To eat the xiaolongbao, you’re supposed to mix ginger with soy sauce and vinegar to make a sauce, then dip the xiaolongbao in the sauce and poke a hole in it so the broth leaks out onto your spoon. I just dipped the xialongbao in the sauce and ate it like that. For dessert, we had xiaolongbao filled with chocolate. It tasted kind of like a pastry with nutella; it was definitely the best part. If you ever go to Taipei or any other city with a Din Tai Fung, then you should have dinner there.

    Sophie
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    That looks real good , must be a big experience with the menu in Mandarin , still remember sitting with Isaac in Toronto china town ! Clarinda must know this. Enjoy , be well

    2/25/20Reply
    James mahon

    Are these the ones filled with chocolate?

    3/3/20Reply
    Sophie And Neve

    Yes. They were so good!

    3/4/20Reply
     
  • Day175

    Sky Lanterns

    February 21, 2020 in Taiwan ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    We took a train trip to the Pingxi region just outside of Taipei the other day. It is a mountainous region that used to be full of coal mines. The first stop was a place called Juifen. There are rumours that the movie “Spirited Away” was inspired when Hayao Miyazaki visited. The town was pretty, but was quiet. The next stop was Pingxi. We had some Taiwanese sausages, they were delicious. We did a hike up to some local peaks. There were some sketchy bits that had ropes to hold on to.

    The final stop was Shifen . In Shifen we released a lantern. Before you release a lantern, you write hopes and wishes on the 4 sides with special ink and a paintbrush. You then take the lantern onto the train tracks with 2 people who work for the place where you buy your lantern. One of them takes pictures while you release it and the other one lights a stack of paper that is placed on the bottom of the lantern. We had a pink lantern which means we will have happiness

    It was really fun to release the lanterns and if I ever went back I would do it again but I would do it at night and try to be there for the Pingxi lantern festival when 1,000’s of lanterns are released into the sky.

    Neve
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    Neve I think this is the best experience yet. Great pictures of the "family" balloon. I hope that all your wishes and hopes may come true. Love beppe

    2/25/20Reply
    Amanda Blair

    💜💜💜

    3/1/20Reply

    Beautiful

    3/1/20Reply

    Great

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  • Day5

    Shifen

    October 18, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Shifen possède aussi son festival de lanterne, mais a deux autres atouts à faire valoir : sa chute d'eau, la plus large de l'île et sa voie de chemin de fer située au centre de la vieille rue.
    S'ensuit une fourmilière indescriptible, attirée par les étals des marchands et la confection et le lancement des lanternes, avec une apothéose lors de l'arrivée du train.
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