Haaaa…way to keep up with the posts.
I’m still under the weather, struggling to recovery fully from something like the Norwalk virus. Ugh.
But that hasn’t stopped me from going places!
My first week back, I went hiking up 雞籠山 (Chicken Coop Mountain) in the countryside of Tainan. It’s about an hour drive from the city, a local favorite among other mountains within the vicinity. It was a nice short hike, about an hour. The weather was a little damp and the fog at the top was incredible but with some optimism, some sun came through and we were treated to a rainbow at the apex!
At the top, there’s a gazebo and some random stairs that encircle the mountain top. I didn’t quite understand that layout but either way, we walked around for 10 minutes. When we decided to descend…that’s when the fog got cray!
Later that day, we went to check out 永興吊橋 (Yong Xin Suspension Bridge) which is apparently the longest suspension bridge…in Taiwan, of course =P
小流球 (Xiao Liu Qiu, “Little Okinawa”)
After Monday’s stunt of food poisoning/GI infection/Norwalk virus type of thing that I’m still recovering from, our original trip to Hualien had to be cancelled so I could bring down my fever and stop puking =( .
But I was well enough by Thursday to make it out to Taiwan’s little coral island! It was a pretty good day considering that it’s been pretty damn cold (Asian standards haha), there was some sun, some wind, and no other tourists around! For the first hour or so since our boat docked, it was just me and Mom, moped’ing around the island (which surprisingly, only takes about 30 minutes at most to circle the entire place)
Scootering with Mother
The Vase Rock - an iconic landmark of Xiao Liu Qiu.
Sea turtles! So happy to have seen them!
It’s almost midnight in Taiwan, I don’t know if I’m the type to do a reflections type of thing of what 2013 means to me but I do hope 2014 is equally, if not, even more legendary full of goals and postivity.