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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Taichung travel experience!

This is my third time in Taiwan! This time is a family trip!
Anyway, my itinerary for first 2days are in Taizhong. We travel directly to Taichung from Taoyuan airport and took U bus which cost 180 TWD per person. Do note that they have specific time to depart so we hung out at airport for almost 1 hour before getting on bus.
Around Fengjia night market or street next to the university, you can find food stalls in day or night. As we were hungry, we ordered dumplings and pork rice.
Pork rice
smelly tofu! It's not as stinky and edible, not so great but acceptable =P
Then we went to shop around and these are Taiwan made bags. Afternoon time, not many shops open so we went to sleep in hotel.
Night came, and off we went to eat eat eat. First stop is ice cream!
Really tall ice cream!
It is crowded daily around dinner time.
when in Taiwan, a must try is Taiwan sausages.
This type of sausage is called a mouth full. So you can eat it one go.
Oyster omelette. More of a Teochew style which is juicy and wet.
the sign is really huge and cute. It even sings at certain times and move up and down.
I like their impressive signs for stalls with huge size food.
Really funny chicken leg, it's called golden right leg.
Mini fried crabs - a must try hidden in the corner with the huge moving sign road.
Even had few flavours to choose from.
Out of curiosity, we tried the egg cake with many shapes like gun, bird, chicken, pig and motorcycle.
those egg cake on the stove resting
Inside has no filling so basically egg taste with crispy skin.
German pork knuckles - around here you can actually find food from other countries cooked by local Taiwanese
The end product - yummy juicy meat!
We also ate this huge squid with lemon juice on it! absolutely appetizing.
Cherries which are sour - nice to have fresh cherry after eating so many sweet cherry from birthday cakes.

I have decided to stay 2 nights in Taichung to see what it has to offer, daytime looking for food is really difficult. We then waited for bus and use easycard for free ride within 8km of the city to anywhere.
And so we went to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi for shopping and eating - ate ramen with side dish.
Curry rice
There was also Yayoi Kusama exhibition in the city so it was also advertised in the mall.
Lego version of the landmark in Taiwan
and so we went to art museum to look around.
Not really interesting as it is more to modern art.
And so we went shopping in other area and tried this waffle like snack with many types of fillings.
Night came and we are back to Fengjia night market - Pork chop with Italian dressing (popular according to the boss)
Cheesy chicken chop - really hot inside with cheese flowing out when we eat it.

They also had really cute helmets as majority people are using motorcycle to get around. Overall I would recommend to come to Taichung to shop and eat at night but daytime can go elsewhere for sight seeing as the city is not interesting in daytime.

I stayed in somewhat illegal minshu (privately own not necessary registered as official hotel) The link to Facebook is and it has many themes room. Mine is just normal country side theme as I wanted to fit 5 persons in a room. haha
I like that the security in this place quite good as only guest with key can open the main door. The location wise is really near to FengJia Night market and it is quiet enough to not be disturbed by the crowd below. 
My brother had to sleep on extra bed that was placed on the same spot of the table below the TV. 

 One of the special advantage is that we can shop for sports shoes just below the minshu. xD

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Hanoi 2015 travelogue!

Hello all, this will be my second time to Hanoi, Vietnam. I went there 6 years ago and this city is still as charming as before with the bustling street full of motorbikes, honking and more jams.
We took the earliest and only flight to Hanoi from Kuala Lumpur. First stop is Presidential Palance and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
This yellow building is the presidential palace that we can only see from far away.
Ho Chi Minh quarters. The queue is long but it's fast actually.
Electric plug on a tree! 

Body of Mr Ho inside. Although the weather was hot, thankfully we have shades tent along the way.
Lunch at Red House. Salad

Rice paper roll
huge prawns
At the Literature Temple entrance

Watch tower I guess?
The temple for Confucianism prayer
Posing =P

With my colleagues Nisa and Floi.
The pond within the Temple.
some back alley with the students' name plate behind
The unique buildings in Hanoi
Our lovely hotel Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Even have snacks but not free ha.
I went on a bicycle trishaw ride and boy it's thrilling to see incoming traffic with the ride

Almost a 15 minutes ride to our dinner restaurant.
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The whole table
We had halal food so a mixture of Malaysian, Arab, Singapore and Vietnamese style food.
Fried popiah!
Fish in sour savoury sauce
Chicken and pineapple.
Beer with my long time Vietnamese friend Duc. 6 years since we last met. =D
Second day 
second day, we went on a cruise to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi. Just road journey will take at least 4 hours then only we reached the pier.
While the ship moves to Ha Long Bay
The Jetty area.
Photo with the captain!

Kissing stone
We now visit the caves in Ha Long Bay with stalactites and stalagmite
They have many shapes of animals with imagination and stories of legends in the cave itself.

Third day
Rainy day today~ We are on the next road trip to Old City - Hoa Lu
After long bus ride on 2nd day, we have another long ride 3-4hours.
Paddy field -This place is also dub as Ha Long Bay on land as it has same hilly features and swamp.
Ice cream on a cold day for Ashley
The old capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu.
The Entrance to the City.
You can take a photo with this colorfully dressed buffalo for RM2 =P
Entrance to the temple build for the King in Ancient Vietnam
Ancient wall
At the King's temple
River at the Ancient City Hoa Lu. I would recommend people that never been to Hoa Lu to visit because of its history and nice temples.
Lunch - food
After lunch, we went on a boat ride!
The boat ride is at Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh.
The person that steer the boat row with their feet like cycling.

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This place is like Ha Long bay except that the water is swamp.
Mountains and cliff

This is danger zone of getting ripped off as the sellers will persuade you to buy from them.

Pork rice
Cappucino  - both meals and drinks at Coffee ClubA Hanoi.
Then we went over to Highland coffee for a peak view with nice coffee =D
Jams at roundabout
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Hanoi Beer!!

Time to head home!
Spring roll at airport - rice wrapped.
Fried spring roll

The city of Hanoi is still the same and it's always nice to be back! Total spending is with tour so with spending money is around RM 650 exclude airfare.