Early morning of Day 3, it rained for a while. The weather was so cooling. After our breakfast at the hotel's restaurant, we took a short walk to the nearby train station. Since the rain had stop, it was not a problem to walk at all. We were taking a train to another town, Hualien. It is the largest country in Taiwan and is located on the mountainous eastern coast of Taiwan. The mountain around Hualien are rich with marbles and jades. For more information, click here.
|Roadside selling fresh tomatoes and vegetables. It was a cold morning|
Glad that XJ was FULLY RECOVERED and she had her appetite back again. As it was really cold, she wore my jacket as well since her own jacket was not enough to keep her warm.
|Waiting at the train station|
|Train ticket to Hualien|
|Here comes our train|
|Sleepy looking face.....and Patrick is a MUST to follow her everywhere|
|Surrounded by villages|
|An arch built many years ago|
|The yellow lane to keep tourists safe during photography|
|Some wording craved on the rock|
|Delicious 'bak zhang' (dumpling)|
|Lunch at a local tribe's restaurant|
|Lin Zhi soup|
|The tribe's style bamboo rice|
|One of the tribe explaining about the goodness of linzhi plant and deer's foetus powder|
|Marble Mickey Mouse Statue|
|Her zodiac ~ The RAT|
During our bus ride, our awesome local tour guide bought some snacks to treat us. As along the way to Taitung, there was a famous handmade mochi and he was happy to share good food with us. Again, a thumb up to this local guide for his sincerity and thoughtfulness.
|Yummy delicious handmade mochi ~ A treat by our generous tour guide|
|Black sesame flavoured mochi dusted with peanut powder|
|Master Bear Resorts ~ A very happening place|