Alishan Round 2

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Bibibi... the alarm calls.. turned it off, quick wash ,went out of the guesthouse and grab cups of coffee , soon , we were already at station near by Alishan travel center.There were tons of  tourist had already waited  there .... yess... we all  came for the very famous sunrise at Alishan ....

The sky was bright  when we arrived the platform of sunrise viewing... i saw a bank of layered color of clouds above the mountains, the low mountains misted over and the moon still hung over the valley...it was very cold ,i noticed it by  seeing my own breath and freezed fingers.

its a diamond i mad with !!
...The guide was pointing us the right direction of sunrise ,and informating us that today the sunrise would be as bright as  a diamond  because of the height and the weather...  at 0634 , sun came out form the peak , soon , it lit up  the mountains .... awesome!!!Even the sun came out the temperature still very low and with  chilly... it was only 2 degrees centigrade..... we need HOT COFFEE and WARM FOOD...

Can we grab some HOT SALTY food before we into the starbucks ? i ask

Sure, let's go feed the panda first before coffee....hahahaha... Simon said. he knows my stomach very well...hahaha....

We went to the same restaurant which we had dinner last night.... yess it  also offers the breakfast . I ordered a plate of boiling dumplings for self.

where is my hotspring? DO NOT FEED THE MONKEY!
..Simon wants some bagel later  at Starbucks...BUT....hehehe...when the steamed ,well-smelled dumpling had been served....hahaha..Simon's eye were wild open...yeap.. he is a dumpling killer.. Wanna some? i ask. Then , as usual , all of the dumpling soon were swimming in bear's belly  .... it was quite impressed me.... Simon had dumplings for BREAKFAST....hahaha.... In the end , i ordered self a bowl of noodles ... also nice...

After having coffee to wake us up.... we were on the way to Tataka, i hope the luck would come with us...we wannt to see the Monkeys...The Kene's new album was  accompaning us, suddenly , i saw a black something was sitting under the bush just next the road ....  MONKEY , i shouted.

the impressed hotspring cabin!!
Slow down and stop the car , YA.... monkeys.... hahaha...we stop it and crept out of the car....seemed the monkeys also interesting of our visiting ..we had sat on the grass at the opposite of the road and keep quiet... we did not want to disturb them... just be a nice watcher and photograph...NO FEED THE MONKEYS !!!  It was the first time that Simon met the WILD macaques..

We decided go to the Tungpu hot spring before into the city, it woul be our last day in mountains....i pick up a resort at random..... we hired a private cabinwith open-air pool inside.... hahaha... it impressed Simon lot.... he was surprise that we can hire a cabin for 2 hours with everything....well... welcome to the Asia...The cabin has made of chinese juniper, it is half Japanese style .

...it was a great stop....

Since the dinner at local steak house in Hualien, i had try to find Simon a real steak  house or some real weste restaurant , he had already nearly 5 days eatn no westefood. I know this feeling from our 5 days trip at Juist..... even i loved the cream sauce..but.. 5 days continuous creamy heavy sauce,it became a nightmare for my STOMACH ...

We saw the TGI Fridays' ad on TV last night, i decided drive to Taichuing city for dinner then back to Lukang.... well , it took a bit while driving there, but when i saw bear's big smile and good appetite for ribs, i knew it was a worth!! :D

My aunte help us making a reservation at motel ,it was an another impress for Simon...he has never  been stayed in this kind of  HUAGE luxurious room .

..hahah..  250 squares meters wild space  with swimming pool  and jacuzzi inside....hahah...what a surprise and more photograph...Unfortunately , we both were exhausted  because of very early morning ...we did not use the room very well just a overnight stay... never mind..hahaha....i promised Simon, i  try my best to show him the new thing...hahhaa...i did it ..

i fell in deep asleep by nice eye massage form Bear...it was not a easy  mountain roads drive to me  in these days... i have admired for Simon 's long driving at Iceland ... at least 8 hours off road driving everyday in the wild durning 2 weekes, wow.. tuns of constrictions  !!!

Good night Bear!!    

 

 

 

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its a diamond i mad with !!
its a diamond i mad with !!
where is my hotspring? DO NOT FEED…
where is my hotspring? DO NOT FEE…
the impressed hotspring cabin!!
the impressed hotspring cabin!!
SUNRISE SHOT in Alishan
SUNRISE SHOT in Alishan
sunrise shot in Alishan
sunrise shot in Alishan
before sun comes out
before sun comes out
me!!!
me!!!
yes yes.. this part... it makes me…
yes yes.. this part... it makes m…
hey ... you turn..i also wanna be …
hey ... you turn..i also wanna be…
SNAKE!!!!  okey okey..it is not a …
SNAKE!!!! okey okey..it is not a…
dumpling killer!!!
dumpling killer!!!
view from tataka
view from tataka