So as I said in my previous blog post, I let myself take a lil social media detox during my trip at Taipei 2 weeks ago. No Instagram, no Facebook, no Snapchats but me and food in this peaceful island. And like, it was just so perfect. 6days might not be a long break, but definitely good enough. Without further ado, let’s get into it. Our 3rd #FollowDearPostmanTo, to Taipei Part 1!
(Some behind-the-scene) To be completely fair, the beginning wasn’t the smoothest because of some bad traffic news, bird flu issues, typhoons, etc. And getting to the airport right after my Uni oral exam was surely not the best choice. But you know what, we got there on time, got ourselves McDonald meal deals, slept all the way on the plane, so I guess nothing can get any better.
No one can really deny the beauty of our Hong Kong Airport.
Since we arrived quite late on our first day and that we went clubbing right away, there’s nothing much done. For our second day, based on some past experiences with traffic, we decided to book a taxi to drive us around the whole day. It turned out to be the smartest decision ever. (Highly recommend that if you have big groups, so so so much more convenient!!) Here’s our first stop, JiuFen九份! We were so lucky to get a sunny morning. The reason why I said that is that since JiuFen located at some highland areas, 90% of its days will be raining. So a sunny morning is indeed very rare. So here it is, the countryside of the city.
Do walk up to the top if you can. The view was simply incredible. And get food on your way up so that you won’t be hungry when you reach the top.
Shortly after JiuFen, before the sky started to get gloomy, we hopped back onto our taxi which got us to ShiFen十分. (I believe most of you would have gone there before so I would keep this part short.) It’s basically a very touristy place where you can send your wishes up the sky by hot lanterns.
Visit the train rail and suspension bridge if you have some extra time. Some Instagram-worthy photo spots.
For our third day, we originally planned to do some shopping in Dongqu東區, some fashion-central kinda place in Taipei. However, since it was raining quite heavily, we couldn’t do much really. So we decided to grab some food in a random bar/restaurant and just chill. (We still did some shopping anyways~) And yeh, already wearing something I got fresh on my the day before. Explained itself I guess.
You might be questioning why I wasn’t showing any food or things I bought. That’s just because since there were too too too many photos for the trip, which we have expected, we will be separating them into 2 lookbooks (this one and the next one coming up), 1 food guide and 1 shopping guide. Stay tuned lovelies!