Daily Archives: August 31, 2012

Taiwan Trip – Time to Bid Farewell to Taiwan

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Day 11 – July 17th, 2012

For our last meal in Taiwan, we decided to have lunch at Sushi Express. We were attracted by the promotion – NT$30 per plate! We had our fill of salmon – my favourite! I found out that my brother loves salmon sushi too. Kiate doesn’t really fancy salmon though. And of all things, he ordered a piece of cheese cake.

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At 12.30pm on the dot, Mr Orange Lai arrived to fetch us to the airport. On the way, he did a detour to show us the popular 檳榔西施betel nut beauties, i.e. scantily dressed girls who sell betel nuts and cigarettes from brightly lit booths. We only managed to catch a glimpse of one betel nut girl though; the rest must have gone out for lunch. Anyway, we only drove past and did not take any pictures.

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And soon, it was time to bid farewell. Goodbye, Taiwan! Thanks for your hospitality and all the beautiful memories~

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Taiwan Trip – “Sky Lantern” @ Shifen

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Day 10 – July 16th, 2012

The final destination for Day 10 was 十分老街 Shifen Old Street. By the time we arrived, it was almost 6pm and a crowd had begun to form. We were rather surprised to see so many tourists coming all the way to Shifen simply to release ‘sky lanterns’ (天燈).  The atmosphere was one of great enthusiasm and good cheer. Some even attached fire crackers to their sky lanterns. Soon, we were drawn into the excitement. We got ourselves a sky lantern for NT$150, wrote our messages on the lantern and released it into the dusking sky. It was great fun indeed! Releasing sky lantern at Shifen brought our Taiwan adventure to a grand finale. 

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