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Monday, January 28, 2019

Year End Trip To Taiwan

A PLANNED TRIP TO TAIWAN.... not by me but by the youngsters.  I wanted to go Taiwan but not on conducted tours, I prefer free and easy where we can go to any place we want to.  That was what I told my kids last year and I am grateful to them that they managed to make this trip come true for me. I told them... You all do the planning, just let me know how much to pay only.  LOL... And that was what they did.  They checked the online websites for cheap tickets, searched for tour guide for two days, booked the hotels, changed currency... and pass the bill over... LOL... just kidding!

And our trip to Taiwan started on the 29th December last year.  I flew down to Singapore to meet them up, had our free dinner and rested at the lounge till it was time to board at 1am.  Slept a bit on the plane and we reached Taipei airport within 5 hours.  Our driver cum tour guide was waiting for us at the airport... so nice!  On the way to Taichung, they took us for local meat dumplings and fresh soyabean for breakfast... and our three hours drive was a blissful sleep for me! 

First destination we stopped at Sanwan Miaoli... a small and rural township where we walked a "roller coaster" roadway to one nature park.... Weather was good, cold but bearable...
At the lounge filling up our tummies... 
A long half hour walk up and down on this long and winding road.. 
The tour guide in front of us leading the way... 
We did not know what to expect... mountains and trees?
And people..... 
So... eventually, we reached... the "place"... 
So after all the puffing and huffing up and down the roads... 
We finally saw what we were headed for... 
Click, click, click... and then...
the long walk back to our van.... 

8 comments:

  1. Somehow I don't feel like going to Taiwan...or China, for that matter. I was there before though...a long long time ago.

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  2. It is more fun to go on own agenda, not follow tour. I would do that if going to Taiwan.

    Beautiful water photo. Nice of the youngster to plan this holiday.

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  3. Wah...so nice! I agree lah, those conducted tours are not good - tight schedule and you only get to spend short time at so many places. Not syiok like that.

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  4. I like the lake. Great to be able to enjoy the tour with love ones.

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  5. Wah, so nice to just sit back and let the children plan a free and easy trip! Nice photos!

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  6. Bahahaha your final lines sum it all. :p Click~ Click~and long walk back to the van. :p

    Then again I am sure you are very proud with your children right?

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  7. I see your son and daughter. But the other lady, who is she? Maybe your son's girlfriend? Very pretty!

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