Day 3 of Taiwan!

Day 3

Our third day in Taiwan was one of our spoiler mood day. Morning was fine but the rain spoilt our mood in the evening. In the very morning, me and dear get up to get changed and we are all set to go to put lantern at shi fen.
Took a photo of myself while waiting for Xiong to be ready.

Dear and I walked to the nearest train station to take to Sogo and we took a bus all the RuiFang station. As the bustop had changed its location, we stayed at the bustop for 5 minutes to goggle the new bustop. Meantime, there were many taxi trying to distract you from taking the bus. As we insist our stand, the taxi driver felt fustrated but had no choice.

The bus was quite empty and it was really to get empty seats.
See the people in this photo so happy ^^

The bus ride was long as it took 45 minutes to get to the train station. Along the way, dear and i just chat about common stuffs and our itinerary. It was already the third day and both of us agreed that we had been taking our time slow here. We had 4 more days in Taiwan. Xiong was afraid that i would get tired of Taiwan. He was also afraid that i would be bored with him. 

Baby.... How can it be?!

I just hoped that our Taiwan stay will last even longer and that i can see you everyday when i wake up. Time flies and in a blink of eye, we reached Rui Fang Station. We went into the counter to buy the tickets to shifen there to put our lantern. 二话不说! Photos first. After buying the tickets and looking at the time that we had some time to spare, we walked out of the station to walk about and took some photos again.

Dear is getting to take the tripod out!!
I agree: Tripod is our good friend in Taiwan trip.

The place is pretty old but the ancient structure of the building brought charm to the train station. We were taking photos everywhere. Obviously we were touriests. After some photo taking, we entered the platform to again take more photos. I really appreciate the transportation in Taiwan, In Taiwan, there are all sorts of public transport, from scotter to cacrs, to buses, taxi, train, high speed railway and ferry. It was really an  experience. The train station is undergoing some renovations but nevertheless, it was really the scene where you can see many celebrity take  the mtv there. 

A photo of me and you !

The train was pretty new, with aircon installed in it. I thought it might be really old but surprisingly, it wasn't. The train was not very spacious but there's enough space for all to board. There's lots of young people or i should say, young couple going to shi fen.I guessed we shared the same aim: to put 天灯。Along the ways, we saw nice scenery and some plotted lands. A beautiful sight. 

Shifen had lots of souvenirs. But sad to say i did not buy any.
Finally reached.

Smile smile!!

We roamed around that area and slowly, we getting hungry. We stayed inside a shop for half an hour as dear was trying to get souvenir for his brothers. When we walked passed a small stall selling meat, we grab the chance to buy just one stick of pork.

The meat is juicy.

We stopped by a shop selling 天灯 and we began asking for the price. Different colours of the lantern symbolises different matters. To fulfill all out wishes, we decided to get a multi coloured :D

Beside the clips of the tian deng, there are calligraphy pens to draw anything on your lantern. So... we began drawing. We had all sorts of funny things on our lanterns. Once a while when the train was approaching, the people who were standing on the tracks had to jump off to the safety land. 

I started drawing my wishes.

Putting off the lanterns take a bit of patient and luck. Some lanterns did not fly off nicely and some almost hit the roof of the house. But for ours, our lantern flew off peacefully.

Getting ready to let go... ...

See our lantern flew off

Drawing on the lanterns did take up much of our time. Without further a do, we headed to the handging bridge to take some photos. With the help of our "friend", we were able to take lots o nice photos.

Nice doggy backside, you spolit our photo.

It was beginning to rain around evening after 放天灯. However, the rain did not prevent us from going jiu fen because my dear wants you! 太阳饼!! So we made our way there to order the sunny biscuit ^^ But it started raining when we were on train.... and gradually, 

We did not took much photos in jiu fen because t was raning really heavily. We went back all the way to shi fen and took a cab from RuiFang station. Jiu fen seems pretty far away as it took us 20 minutes to reach there or slghtly longer. Perhaps the rain had slowed us down. Taxi uncle was winding up the road to the highest point of jiu fen. The rain made our trip uneasy. It was almost impossible to see the road in front. But the skilful taxi drive drove us safely to our destination. As the rain was getting heavier, we had no choice but to buy poncho to walk aout jiu fen. There were some foods we gotta try and they are: 

This is really good. Wrapped with peanut and ice cream! Never had such taste before. 

After dear had ordered his sunny biscuit, we continued to walk a bit further until the road became deserted. We paused our journey at some tea house at jiu fen. The tea house was also rather empty. We walked into the shop and the owner directed us to the second floor. 

Raining at jiu fen.

Our high tea ....
After our tea session, we walked all the way back to the sunny biscuit and took a cab back to hotel. 
We missed our 庙口夜市 because of the rain :( 
Dear went back to hotel sadly that day... ... 


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