Sunday, June 2, 2013

Our Taiwan Holiday - Part 2 of Day 3

We are now at Part 2 of Day 3 on 7th May 2013.

As I'm writing this post, I'm also watching the news flash on Taiwan earthquake. The same place where we went to, was hit with several earthquakes. The strongest quake was of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale. I was actually worried that we would encounter the earthquake when we were there, especially when we were driving up to the mountains, rather paranoid.

Anyway, let's continue with Part 2 of Day 3.

After walking down the flight of stairs, we had our lunch at 纸箱王. The unique thing about this place is that everything there is made of paper!

纸箱王

The windmill behind Yining, is also made of paper. Of course it's specially treated to be waterproof. The food containers and the benches we set on are all made of paper too!

Paper king merchandize

Together in 纸箱王, is the merchandise shop, where they sell the benches that we sat on, the lamps etc. All made of paper. And Yining upon seeing the rocking, wasted no time hopping onto it. :)

One of the interesting things we bought at 纸箱王 is this handicraft where we have to DIY to weave it.

Yining's Horoscope

Took abit of effort to 'weave' it though. 

清境小瑞士花园

And our next destination, 清境小瑞士花园. This place sit right beside 纸箱王. Why they call it 小瑞士? Because it's modelled like Switzerland or Europe.

 It was drizzling a little and Yining wanted to carry her own umbrella. It was oversized, so it looked a umbrella moving around on it's own.

小瑞士

It was raining, so I didn't take much pictures. Wouldn't look nice anyway. We just did the usual, 'been here, done that' stuff. :P And compared to the places we visited in the morning, this place really pales in comparison.

After 清境小瑞士花园, we discuss with the guide, either to call it a day or to proceed to the hot spring. I was apprehensive again on the hot spring part because we have to drive down the mountain and drive up another one. The motion sickness thing still spooks me. In the end, we still decided to go ahead. Fortunately, no incident not the way, because Yining slept through the whole journey. She must be really tired after having so much fun for the whole day. In fact on the way back, Yining knocked out too. :)

Our guide brought us to this place where we can get a private room for family.

庐州温泉

From this point onwards, no pictures. All censored. :) It was a great soak, after walking around for the whole day. We walked around the area after the spring and bought some local products. After which, off we headed back to our lodging to have a rest to get ready for Day 4!