Thursday, January 20, 2011

Taiwan Report #1

Woopsie daisy it's been a month since my Taiwan trip. This trip was special. Four ladies, two pairs of sisters, a million cosmetics towed in the luggage.

Sisters #1
Both into Chopper-kun - extremely young (in behaviour & in heart, respectively).

Both bananas in Taiwan - we can speak and fight (verbally and physically) in Chinese but no can read or write la...

Sisters #2 - they bond through shopping, sunglasses, haircuts and food.

Our first destination was Danshui, a small harbour town north of Taipei. The weather did not disappointed, it was bright and sunny, the sky was clear blue - what more could we ask for especially when the weather forecast was supposed to be rain and gloom!
According to friends, you go Danshui mainly for the food and scenery - not much shopping. This was obviously quickly dispelled looking at the previous picture. With superpowers like The Chin Family, you can shop anywhere - guaranteed!

There are lotsa small eats in Danshui from sweet to savoury, common to weird - but oh so very intriguing.

So we chomped.
Smelly tofu, deep fried soft shelled crabs+mini lobsters+fish somethings, waffles, soft serve ice creams, sotong bakar, potato twists, glazed sweet potatoes, etc.
After spending half a day and lugging an excess of 5 kgs of harvest back to our hotel, the ladies decided they are too tired and full - so we should rest in the hotel for a while - so we emerged 1 hour later to Xi Men - to eat and shop again lor.
YiMa brought us to this "very very good" restaurant in Xi Men for cold goose meat, blood pudding and stir-fried bamboo shoots. It was pretty damn good seriously. Located just along the main highway near XiMen station, this cannot be missed!
I was told, "Look out for the frog for pearl tea!" So I looked out for the frog! Ta-da: Yup it was heaven. So much so that, I felt disatisfied with my pearl milk tea today from the city. I want my frog.

You know when you travel, you drink less, eat less fruits.
And you know in Taiwan, you see more quirky products, beauty products, health and fitness promises everywhere.

This was one which cheated my sister for 5 days. She was devastated.

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Anonymous said...

haha nice pictures thanks for sharing.
I love your big hats ;D

hikari* said...

Thanks heaps.

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