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.
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.
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. Slow down and stop the car , YA.
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.
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.
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!!