Just a Taiwanese-American blogging about his travels outdoors and occasionally about his thoughts on life.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Weekend Getaway, Yilan, Taiwan

On Saturday, I took the train up north from HuaLian to Yilan to meet up with Sylvia, Cow Pig Fish, and Nicole.

To get around, the girls rented two motorcycles.






A few days prior, Sylvia looked around on the internet and found a bed and breakfast for us to stay in (宜蘭 冬山 樂芙民宿) . It was quite nice upon arrival and the owners were incredibly friendly.



After checking in at the B&B, we took off to get lunch. For lunch, we had noodles.



After lunch, we went across the street to a park to hangout. The park was beautiful and there were heaps of people there.





The park encompasses a man made lake and at the front are a lot of old trains no longer in service.






Although there was not much to actually do at the park besides walk, I think what made time pass so quickly as well as what made the time spent there so enjoyable was the company.




After the park, we headed towards Jiaoxi for the hotsprings.

Unfortunately, as we were riding, it started to rain and eventually pour. We pulled over to the side and waited for the rain to stop.



We waited for half and hour but the rain did not stop. So we decided not to go to Jiaoxi and instead, eat lunch at 正常鮮肉小籠湯 a few minutes down the street.


We then went to Luodong market but only briefly because the rain was just too much. We mostly just ate at the stalls and left once we were full.



After the market, we just went straight home because everyone was tired of being wet. It felt good to take a hot shower.


The next day, we took the train back up north to the hot springs and after, we returned back home to Taipei.
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