Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Taipei - Day 2

Got up extremely early the next morning to catch our train ride to Yilan, Gueishan Island. 

Decked in Hollyhoque from top to toe.
1) Tank-a-look Racerfront Top in Taupe
2) (Upcoming) Floral Aura Shorts 
After hearing so much likes about the prints for our previously launched Vintage Aura Skirt, 
we decided to make it into shorts as well! :D 
3) Weaved Thong Sandals in Brown
Backorders for the sandals are here and we will have the orders packed + mailed within the next 2 days! 

Please don't email us to purchase the extras yet as we are planning to make use of our new shop space 
to hold a pre-renovation sale and might be selling the extras there (: 
YES! We went to collect the keys today!!

How rare to see the train station empty like this

The train ticket that we bought on our first day there (: 
The train departs at 6.30am from Taipei Main Station, which is one stop away from Ximending Station. 

Here we are!! :D Super early.
Left our hotel at 6am and got there at around 6.15am (:

Journey from Taipei to Yilan took slightly more than an hour

Whoopidoo! On board the train :D 

Both of us super happy when we got to Yilan! Take picture somemore.
But guess what, we went to ask around how to get to Gueishan Island 
and someone directed us to another train station!
*Bubble burst* 

Thank goodness the right train station is only a couple of stops away!!
Immediately cabbed to the Wushi Jetty upon arriving.

Got there at 8.50AM, just in time for the 9AM boat (: 


& our 2 hour boat ride begins...

The lovely view from where we were seated.
This is what old couples do, we go on sight seeing tours, 
discover new places & just enjoy each other's company (: 

& here comes the highlight of this ride



I was practically squealing at the top of my voice at this sight. 
I have never seen so many dolphins up-close and circling around me!! Okay fine, the boat. 

It was an amazing amazing sight

I guess the pictures speak for itself. 
It is really a lifetime experience. 
If you do head to Taiwan next time, please go to Gueishan Island!! 

Went to the upper deck on our return journey to simply enjoy the breeze

& this picture shall mark the end of our Gueishan Island Boat Tour (: 

Spotted a seafood restaurant next to the jetty and settled our lunch there 
We had zero expectations of the food there because the place just looked, old and quiet
But we guessed wrong! The seafood was solid.

Prawns with egg 
I am never a fan of prawns but these things were so so fresh 
I couldn't resist putting one after another into my mouth!

Stir Fried Scallops
Chewy, tasty, juicy and everything positive!

Clear Clam Soup
The clams were so fresh and juicy I could taste the ocean lol. 
Have honestly never tasted anything better than this! 

Deep Fried Oysters

Jy's #OOTD #Homme
Haha! HHomme will be releasing its 3rd installment soon (: 

We didn't know where to go after lunch 
so we asked a random uncle and he suggested that we go up to the "Castle"!
He even got us a cab! 
Why all the Taiwanese so nice one! <3

Here we are! (: It is actually a coffee place at one of the highest point within that area.

It was a hot afternoon so everyone hid in the air-con area :|


Up on the highest floor of the coffee joint


Took the train back to Taipei & headed to Taipei 101 for some shopping (: 

Followed by dinner at Din Tai Fung!
Our must visit every time we go to Taipei and we always order the same stuff lol

Appetizer - my favourite giant bean sprouts :D 

Hot & Sour Soup

XLBs! Duh

Shrimp + Pork Fried Rice

It was more shopping around the Shinkong area 
before we headed back to the hotel to help out with the previous launch. 
True blue workaholics hahaha :P 

Its getting late! I'll continue with Day 2 (Part II) tomorrow! (: 

Thanks for reading! x 

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