Hello! I hope you had a good week. Mines was pretty decent: I spend most of my days working at home so during the week nothing special happened to be honest. That’s why I decided to show you some photos of our weekend. We decided to go exploring and we planned to go to this abandoned UFO-like hotel park. They say it’s kinda spooky and this made us interested right away. But unfortunately it raiiiiined the whole day and it was really cold (for Asian standards) so we ended up exploring this small town called Bali (no palm trees here) and drank coffees in a warm and cozy coffee shop (just Starbucks haha!).
^^^ After traveling by subway and bus for two hours we arrived in this town up north called Danshui. It was a very lively town so we decided to explore this part first and maybe get some food. I love the little alleys that you can find in all Taiwan basically, they don’t feel creepy or dirty at all. More cozy and in a way it feels like you’re about to find a very special place once you enter one of these mysterious alleys. It never happens though (oh), most of the times you end up in some shopping street. But still… ^^^
^^^ After walking around a little we found a ferry who takes you from Danshui to Bali in only 10 minutes. We went for it, but boy it was cold and wet! Here I am trying to look comfy for the photo. Looks convincing? ^^^
^^^ This is when we arrived in Bali! Unfortunately no palm trees or sea turtles here… ^^^
^^^ The beach of Bali. It looked a little spooky with the fog and the low tide. ^^^
^^^ After walking around in the rain for a while we went for coffee and a rain free zone at Starbucks. The place was huge (compared to most Starbucks cafes and had a beautiful ocean view. ^^^
^^^ As you can see I was more fascinated by the light at our window… Dreamy right?! ^^^
^^^ Frank, hypnotized. ^^^
^^^ After we warmed up we went back outside to explore the village and stumbled up on a night market were they sold all kinds of traditional foods. Weird ones too yes. I’m still not into it to be honest. But I like to look at it, smell it too maybe. ;-P ^^^
^^^ Sausages. These things are very popular in Taiwan. I tasted them and some of them are ok. I prefer the grilled corns, fresh fruit juices and candy type of food more though. ^^^
After the market we went back home, it started to rain even more so we postponed our trip to this UFO park for another time.
And now, we arrived in March already! This week my Mandarin lessons start (nihaaaau), I will let you know how that went next Monday! Have a good week! xxadinda.