Sunday, July 31, 2011

白沙灣沐藍棧渡假民宿 ~ Ocean Blue Inn ~

白沙灣沐藍棧渡假民宿 ~ Ocean Blue Inn ~ is the place we stay the night. The interior design is beautiful, the location is great (Away from the commercial town but easy to get to. It's located just in front of the Baishawan 白沙灣 bus stop), the view from the place is beautiful, the owner is friendly and thoughtful and the best of all they are English friendly. Checkout their facebook page 沐藍棧渡假民宿 - Ocean Blue Inn

This is our room Little ShangHai (小上海二人房)

A very retro living room.

The other rooms. 1st picture Toscana (托斯卡尼海景四人房), 2rd picture Bali (峇里島二人房).

The balcony....with the beautiful view of the ocean.

The groupie photo.

Leaving a goodbye note behind to a beautiful memory...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Taipei - Baishawan 白沙灣

Our last stop in Taiwan is the beach Baishawan 白沙灣. Although you can go for a day trip we opt for a night stay (I think that's the best to finish off the trip).

The best way to reach is go to Dansui by MRT or bus and then taking the Dansui Express Bus or the Taichi Express Bus bound for Jinshan 金山 and get down at Baishawan stop. You can ask the bus driver to inform you when to get off. Make sure you shop for some snacks, drinks(beer), best instant cup noodle as there is no convenient store around.

The beach is well equip with tents (free just go early to book it).

The view while sitting on the beach...

The beautiful sunset at Baishawan 白沙灣.

It was heaven......The best way to end our holiday is watching the sunset with a instant cup noodle and a cup of coffee.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Taipei - 貓空

Maokong (貓空) is located in Wenshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. The area used to be the biggest tea growing area of Taipei. Now it had transform into a tourist attraction for local and foreigner. It is a popular place for tea culture and viewing the night scenery of Taipei City.

The easy way to go there (for me lah) is take the MRT to the Zoo station then take Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車). It cost only RM 5 for the Gondola. There is also minibus services deliver passengers directly back to the Taipei Zoo MRT station

The beautiful view from the Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) ride. So make sure you stay awake.

When you reach the top, you find a lot of restaurant, cafe and tea house. Don't just stop there because they are more for tourist. The best is take a map and go for walk (a long walk). You will find more great tea house as you walk deep inside and less commercial.

This one is highly recommended, plum ice cream. It's sold at a shop on your left hand side once you come out of the Gondola station and look for kind old lady..

Great thing about taking long walk is that you will be able to laugh with your friends and take a lot of 白痴 photo.

second pix show a dog tie to hot dog stand...we have a good laugh out of that.

After long long long long walk, we reached our destination, The tea house.

The way of making tea and great snack to go with it.

After all the walking this is a great way to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

We leave Maokong with this scene....