Saturday, June 30, 2012

After lunch, we continued our journey to Hualien. Along the way, we stopped briefly at Nanfang'ao, a small coastal fishing town in southeastern Yilan. Most tourists stop here to visit the three-storey Nan Tien Temple, one of the most famous Mazu (Goddess of the Sea) temples in Taiwan.


It's believed that the Goddess originated with the deification of a young woman had supernatural powers, and after her death, she became immortalized as a protector of fishermen and other seafarers.

However, visiting temples have never been our cup of tea or coffee or whatever, so my family and I opted not to go inside at all. We walked around the town, looked in a few shops and grabbed a cool treat!







#8 Thin, crispy crepes filled with ice cream and crushed peanuts. Why are things so tasty when they're stuffed into a rolled wrapping!? Smiley

#9 A small cafe where we chilled-out and had some drinks, but I can't remember exactly what we ordered.

#10 "hard job for a nice tea" - Hmmm... *scratching my head*

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

I used to wait every other day, like a girl waiting for a boy to call, for Whitesoot to post pictures of the new items that came in that day, but the good news is that...

Whitesoot is stepping up a notch by bringing in NEW ARRIVALS EVERYDAY, from Sunday to Thursday at 8PM!

There is always something new, but it sure goes quick! So check them out frequent or subscribe and be the first to know about its latest updates by email, in order not to miss out anything at all. All items are ready stocks. Each style is in limited quantity, so get whatever you like before they are gone.

Their clothing ranges from office corporate wear, dressed-up knock-your-socks off sexy to a relaxed Sunday outing. I always find something I want every time I browse the website.

The price: can you say amazingly affordable? I think everything is reasonable, which just makes me want to buy it all!

Most importantly, friendly and responsive customer service (they have a great repute for satisfying online customers) and reliable next day delivery (my parcel usually arrive the next day)!

Anyone else ready for a little online retail therapy here?!?

Also, I need to pick a party dress. Please help me decide which one to take, and thanks in advance!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On the north coast of Taiwan, you'll find one of Asia's most unusual geological landscapes!


The journey from Taipei city to Yehliu Geopark took about one hour. When we arrived, I was shocked to see so many tourist coaches!



There were multiple groups of tourists and multiple tour guides, so it was extremely crowded. The vast majority of tourists were from China. Strolling around, I found myself wondering whether I just stepped on the mainland China.

Anyway, Yehliu is a cape, stretching a massive 1700 meters into the ocean, holding abreast a land between 50-200 meters, and it is known for the interesting rock formations that were formed slowly over millions of years by Mother Nature's creative hand using weathering and sea erosion as tools.

#4 Admission Price: NT$50

It was a bright and sunny day, but surprising not humid.


So what exactly is there to see here?

The most famous hoodoo... the Queen's Head!

#6 Since pretty much everyone wants to check out and take photos with the Queen's Head, there was a long line of tourists queuing, but moved swiftly.

#7 The Queen's Head and I

Judging from its present height, the age of the Queen's Head is about 4,000 years old. Sadly, continuous exposure to natural forces has caused the Queen's neck to become thinner through the years, so get there before it's gone!

The so-called "Queen's Head" is in fact a mushroom rock and there are around 180 mushroom rock formations in different stages of erosion.

Oh, and there are three types of mushroom rocks - fat neck, thin neck and no neck.




Erosion creates many awesome rock formations, some in shapes resembling candle, honeycomb, bean curd, ice cream, pineapple bun, peanut, pearl, camel, fried drumstick, elephant, lion's head, dragon's head, etc.

#11 Ginger Rocks




#15 Ocean Erosion Potholes



#18 Fairy's Shoe

Legend says that a fairy that came down to earth to tame the naughty turtle elf left this one piece of shoe accidentally.

Isn't it amazing what Mother Nature can do!?


#20 Yehliu Ocean World that features an aquarium and various shows, including sea lions, dolphins, and whales.

Time went by so fast and before we knew it, it was lunchtime! Our tour guide directed us to a seafood restaurant located near the entrance of Yehliu Geopark.

#21 A row of seafood restaurants lines in Wanli District.

The air-conditioned restaurant was half-full with Chinese tourists. We were seated right away, the food was brought right out and we were happy with whatever they served just because we were starving after all that walking!








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