Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yeliu

Day 3 - Yeliu
(14 June 2012) 

woke up at 830am and felt so sad lo .... it was raining.... thought that the good weather from the day 2 would extend for our whole trip... 




went last minute shopping with 洪妈妈 at 九份老街 and she bought a plentiful.... 6 boxes of 太阳饼 + 12 boxes of 酥饼 (interesting favours such as wasabi , mock 肉松, seaweed, peanut etc) + 3 packs of Almond powder and 6 packs of charcoal peanuts ..... 洪妈妈 is a very powderful shopper.... hahahahaha..... she is interested in all the food stuff of 九份....her favourite shop is this one below






cabby, Mr Meeky Yang came to pick us up at approx 10am
very cute name card right???  

He charged us NT$3300 (S$143) for 12 hours of services (it is the cheapest quote that i gotten).... his knowledge of the tourist attractions and history of Taiwan was sufficient to keep us entertained throughout the day.... he din not charge us for the entrance fee into yeliu and yangmingshan but we still paid him an extra NT$200 for his good services....

he is really famous in the travel forum so u really need to book him very very early..... 


1st stop of the day:

it was raining really heavily hence totally no mood to seek out all the interesting and unique landscapes.... just 意识意识 took a few photos here and there.... 

took photos with the fake Queen's head cos i knew that it was gonna be dangerous to take one with the original one in the rain ....and i also knew that it gonna be crowded as in it would be impossible to take a photo with the actual one without being photo bombed...but we did catch a glance of the actual one from afar



was walking behind a tour guide that said that this piece looks like the shape of Taiwan....
   


after searching online.... i think it looks more like malaysia leh.... 


anyway, click here if u r interested to find out more about the all the interesting and unique landscapes in Yeliu Geopark 




compared to the natural scenery, i was more interested in taking picture with the cute mascot located near the entrance / exit... =)


洪妈妈 continued her local food product shopping spree here.. =) 


Mr Meeky Yang brought us to 金山老街 to have lunch... this place is famous for its duck which is cooked like our local 白鸡... not really to my liking ... the noodles and the fried round round thing at the far end were delicious though

didnt take many photos as it was really pouring quite madly.... found a post of jinshan old street here.... 

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