On Part One of our Taiwan and Guam Vacation, we ended off at the falls in Shi-Fen. Here’s another look at the waterfalls. This was one of the situations where I had something better than an iPhone 5S to capture the beauty of this place, but as they say… the best camera is the one you have on you and thankfully the iPhone was no slouch.
One last look at Shifen before leaving…
Oh wait, this is Taiwan, you can’t leave a place without getting some fried food on a stick!
Taipei at night, close to the hotel we were staying at.
Next morning we woke up early to look for food. We were trying to find something to eat which shouldn’t be too hard in Taipei…
I was missing McDonald’s breakfast which is actually part of my morning routine back home. The have the classic Sausage McMuffin with hashbrowns but they also have the Chicken Muffin which we don’t have in the USA. It was pretty good!
Let’s not forget dessert after breakfast! Taiwan has quite a variety of them!
Time to hop on the train again to Beitou, that’s where all the hotsprings are at
And here we are at Thermal Valley. This place is filled with hotspring resorts where you can bath in natural hot spring water either indoors or outdoors
Some people just bathe in these out in the open because the water runs right through the city. You don’t even have to pay to use these if you don’t go to the resort.
After a nice long bath, we had ramen for lunch! Time to hop back on the train…
We spotted a Yoshinoya on the way back to the train. In Asia such as Taiwan and Hong Kong, Yoshinoya has more than just beef bowls and chicken bowls! As you can see, there is a variety of noms here!
Hello Kitty is everywhere, even on the train. This is a creepy looking ad!
We stopped by a coastal town to get more food! I can’t remember what it was called.
Enjoying some freshly made potato chips… on a stick of course.
The Hot Star “Large Fried Chicken” stand is the best fried chicken you can get. Karo is waiting in line while I finish the rest of the chips!
Walked around town to see more shopping and more fried food!
And here they serve dog and cat meat! Just kidding. It’s just a pet store! ^_^
Ok, time to hop back on the train. I was looking at the names of the stops. This one made me giggle like a kid in elementary school!
Ended up in the night market with… you guessed it… MORE FOOD AND SHOPPING!
Frog eggs? Sounds kind of gross but it’s not really frog legs. However, this is Asia so I was surprised it wasn’t. It’s just what the dish is called and it sells better with the name like that. o_O
Had this dish… forget what it’s called but it’s sort of like an omelette with this sweet syrup on it. Kinda weird but it was pretty good.
Later that night, we had drinks on the rooftop bar at the W Hotel by Taipei 101. Really fancy place… with a fancy price of course.
That was Part Two of our Taiwan and Guam vacation. Stay tuned for more!