Ok so just came back from the wake.
It made my heartache.
Im gonna blog about DAY 5 now! else i’ll never be able to finish before i go to camp.
So just words without pics for now cause I NEED TO GET UP AT 5 TMR!:/
no wait. I should actually be excited cause I need to go for CHC’S 21st BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!=D
(there’ll be pics now! cause it’s SUNDAY already and I’m back from church!)
we woke up nice and early and this time we couldnt find any breakfast shops that were open cause it was SUNDAY!
hungry like mad and no food:/
we took the MRT TO XINDIAN STATION! cause on this day,
We were going to visit WULAI! a place with rich aboriginal history and a WATERFALL!
so after we reached Xindian station,
we went hunting for breakfast but ALAS! EVERYTHING WAS STILL CLOSED!
So guess what we had for breakfast?
FOOD FROM 7-ELEVEN!
and OMG I TELL YOU!
The 7-eleven there is AWESOME! like A-W-E-S-O-M-E!
they have like sushi and all that.
I bought a korean sushi roll for like 1.5oSGD!
AND IT WAS DAMN NICE!
and i had ice lemon tea too! =D
Jiayi had herbal egg and red tea.
We went to take a bus after that to WULAI!
there was really nice scenery on the way there.
Mountains and a river with loads of people bathing/swimming in it.
I think it was some sort of competition to swim upstream.
REACHED WULAI! and it was really a picturesque town!
it was nestled in the mountains with a river running through it.
Walked down the commercial lane and we went into this shop with a nice guy and tried the rice wines and stuff.
Wanted to buy but the guy told us to buy when we came back.
HE WAS SO NICE TO US!. (he let us sample SO MANY THINGS!)
so we continued walking down and the weather was actually quite killer.
kept sweating. haha.
The guy did say that Wulai is the coolest (in terms of temp) town in Taipei county and at the point I seriously missed Yang Ming Shan.
It didnt seem very cooling to me. Haha.
SOME HUGEASS YAM BALLS!
so anyway we walked across a bridge and came to another part of town and then we went to take the small electric tram!
(We were kinda lazy to walk to the waterfall)
Yup we paid NTD 50 for a one way ride which is about 2.22 SGD.
The electric tram was really quite fun. haha.
So we took that and immediately came upon the WULAI WATERFALL!
The way to get there on foot was coincidentally on a path called the lovers walk so it was fine that Jiayi and I didnt walk! LOL.
the starting of the bridge!
failed jumpshot AGAIN:/
train station sign!
After much phototaking,
we climbed up ANOTHER LONG FLIGHT OF STAIRS to get to the gondola to go to the top.
So we bought tickets and GOT A DISCOUNT CAUSE OF THE YOUTH TRAVEL CARD!
=D (I am such an aunty I know)
So UP UP AND AWAY we went on the gondola to the resort at the top of the mountain.
People there actually put statues of deities there to pray to them and all.
AHHHHHHHHHH! MORE STAIRS!
So we went up the mountain and then we looked at the map and decided to be adventurous and hike to the mountain stream through a jungle path!
So onward we went and reached a place where there were rowboats!
The water was really really really super clear.
It’s a wonder the fish do not get sunburnt.
The fish are real cute too!
They follow the rowboats around for some reason.
view of the waterfall from the top
So Jiayi and I continued walking and then we finally found ourselves at the beginning of the forest trial and MAN,
did it look dubious,
it was just a super narrow flight of algaey steps leading somewhere… and there was no one climbing it….
so choo and i just continued up the steps UNTIL WE CAME TO A SIGN THAT SAID! “BEWARE OF POISONOUS SNAKES AND WASPS!”
and that was when I kinda started freaking out.
Im not that scared of snakes but WASPS are a nightmare.
you cant do anything if they decide to sting you…
ok maybe the snakes too.
that plus the fact that there didnt seem to be anybody climbing the trail as well and well if anything happened to one of us… there would be NOTHING WE CAN DO.
but upon Jiayi’s insistence, we pressed on and on and on and on…UNTIL…
WE HEARD A SNORTING NOISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIKE OMG OMG OMG!We freaked. Seriously.FREAKED OUT and we retraced our steps SUPER FAST!
so anyway, we went back to some place and on the way back,
WE REALLY SAW A SNAKE >.<
It just slithered across our path and into some bush.
Later on, we saw a couple playing on a damn cool swing that allows you to swing from one platform to another over water so we wanted to go and try.
However, on the way there, we were stopped by some old grandpa who wanted to help us take pictures..
then he kept commenting that that light was not good and in the end he used his own to take a pic of two of us…
Now that I think of it,
I TOTALLY REGRET IT.
what if we appear in some porno magazine???
SO anyway, the grandpa did the same thing to the girl playing on the swings with her boyfriend.
and later on she actually asked us if he was our grandpa >.<
and she was DAMN SHOCKED when she realised he wasnt.
So anyway, she and her bf helped us on the swings!
They’re damn nice!
the pic the “grandpa” took for us
The next thing we played was this obstacle course that looked like it was from ninja warrior.
I was quite reluctant at first cause it was super duper dirty BUT jiayi managed to convince me.
monkey see, monkey do
Haha. Had quite a bit of fun there and after we came down from there,
i noticed some people sitting on rocks along a stream and then Jiayi and I went to do the same!
We took off our shoes and socks and then we waded into the stream.
OMG OMG OMG!
the water was DAMN DAMN DAMN refreshing and cold!
=D so happy.
haha. and there were shrimps, tadpoles and all that in the water!
SIGH. I LOVE MOTHER NATURE! except for all the poisonous stuff.
we headed back down the mountain on the gondola and bought more postcards to send!
Went for lunch and had ru rou fan and sesame oil noodle!
Stuck the stamps on the postcards and then we went to eat SNOW ICE at a shop that was opp where we were.
Had the Mango with mango chunks = hawaii and Peanut snow ice!
but it melted super fast cause of the temp and also cause the both of us were busy writing postcards.
Ru Rou Fan!
the mango chunks WERE DAMN GOOD!
peanut! HALF EATEN.
see! we were so so so diligent!
went to buy the biscuits and wine after that and then we headed to post the postcards.
OMG WE WERE DAMN LOSER.
I remembered I saw the postboxes on our way up but I forgot where it was and then we walked past it like damn a lot of times and asked for directions TWICE!
in the end we went to the post office WHICH WAS QUITE FAR AWAY.
everyone we asked for directions kept telling us that we shouldnt go today cause the postoffice is closed. haha.
Headed back to Taipei after that and we went to visit the NATIONAL THEATER and NATIONAL CONCERT HALL and CKS MEMORIAL HALL!
the grandeur , beauty and scale of the buildings really took my breath away.
It was also cause it was bathed in the light of the setting sun. 🙂 ❤
We headed to find postcards and then we went to the memorial hall and found another gift shop and got even more postcards and then settled down to send them…
we wrote till 6 when the place closed>.<
The CKS Memorial Hall
on our way out,
we were even lucky enough to witness the guard ceremony 🙂
THERE WAS A DAMN CUTE LITTLE BOY THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and he wanted to take a picture:)
and he kept saluting the guards and i think he’s only about 2
who’s hand is that??
So anyway, Jiayi and I returned to the hotel after that and after we washed up, we headed to look for dinner.
most of the food shops were still closed but we were lucky enough to find this zhi cha place.
THE FOOD WAS AWESOME.
so we spent quite long writing out a whole stack of postcards and then we went hunting for YET ANOTHER POSTBOX!
found it eventually and GUESS WHAT HAPPENED!
WE PUT SOME IN THE WRONG BOX AGAIN!
one that was meant for local mail>.<
so after we mailed the cards,
WE WENT FOR A FOOT MASSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it was 2omins for foot and 20mins for calf and leg
total was about 20SGD.
SUPER SHIOK but pain. ahhahaa.
MAE will laugh when she sees her postcard.
Went shopping after that!
ok. I AM OFF TO DREAM LAND NOW!
see you world in 4 hours time:/
pictures for this post tmr. PROMISE!