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S: Taiwan 16 - 28 Dec 2012 - A fun family travel doculog

BC: DEPARTED | TAIWAN | 16 - 28 Dec 2012

FC: Our fun family travel doculog

1: 13 days of

3: In the bus by 6am...sleepy minds but chirpy hearts on a Sunday morning. We are ready for our first extended family trip to Taiwan. I secretly remind myself be patient with the boys ... fingers xxx. | Evan all bundled up on arrival in Taipei

4: Day 1: Upon our arrival, we drove towards Hsinchu, strolled along the suspension bridge and walked through the Neiwan Old Street.

5: Visited the temple and had our first taste of local delights. Hsinchu is known for their vermicelli and noodles. They were the most QQ ones we ever tasted.

6: Day 2: First stop.. at the famous Sun Moon Lake. Our own private boat... | Did we actually hop onto Eugene's private boat?

7: At 748m above sea level, its Taiwan's largest natural lake.

8: After lunch, we headed towards Nantou - Formsan Aboriginal Cultural Village where we were exposed to different tribes. Strangely, there was also a theme park, so guess who had fun here? | Naruwan tribe | this was truly an exhilarating ride

9: Evan.. admiring the carvings. Good job

10: Basketball is always a must....& Evan here with cartoon props

11: We were all excited to check into the Swiss Resort in Qingjing. This was the largest room cum Luxurious honeymoon suite. Dinner was filled with their fresh local produce. Yumz.

12: Spectacular Views | QingJing

13: At 1,600m above sea level, the mountain air was fresh and the views simply amazing. Although the temperatures were dipping, nobody complained.

14: Day 3 : QingJing farm. Spot the handsome dude(s).

16: Feeding the sheep was fun. Good job boys.

19: Ethan's foot was trampled on by the sheep, and all he did was scream in silence. Usual.

21: At the Swiss Garden where everything is Eco-friendly

22: Lunch pit stop at the Myanmar-Taiwan restaurant where the Taiwan military soldiers ate during the World War. Ethan ordered 2nd plate of doufu. Declared he ate more than 30pcs | The famous 7-11 outlet that is 2050m above sea level.

23: The Old England where we all had a full hi-tea set right after a packed lunch.... Love the decor

24: Victorian Tea Time

25: Watch where your hands are touching Cheeky Evan

26: Day 4 : we set out for Kaohsiung Aside from ipad and iphones, this is the other way the boys survived long drives. We visited EDA themepark & outlet mall.... the boys probably didn't know where to start | loo stop | coffee stop | lucky stop

28: View from the Ferris Wheel overseeing the Pacific coast line of Taiwan and the EDA University Theme Park

29: Yeye was totally zapped out | Ethan hit 9 out of 10 shots to win this EDA mascot for Evan

30: Those with raincoats were shielded ...Yeye and Papa ended up drenched

31: Hakka 'Eat all you can' dinner (oh there was so much food...) and then a stroll along the famous Liu He night market before we headed to hotel. | love these white bitter gourds, fried with salty eggs

32: Farewell Australia... until next time.... | Day 5 : Renown Kenting Resort Destination A scenic drive along the coast. Beautiful colors | One for Mama, one for Evan

34: CheCheng Fu An Temple - Taiwan's largest dedicated to worship the Earth God | unforgettable soft peanuts

35: Erluanbi Lighthouse - tip of Taiwan

38: National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium : Largest in Asiapacific

41: Day 6 : Still in Kaohsiung First of to the Wind Power Park & wholesale market | Evan loves cuttlefish | Our 13 day private tour guide, Mr Lin Yu Chang : punctual, precise, knowledgeable, accomodating, disciplined but flexible

42: Cijin Seafood Street Fresh seafood Hmmmm, this is how salted fish is dried

44: . | We took a ferry across to Gushan, enjoyed the breeze and back

45: Signature raw tomatoes & special sauce | Human & Motor bikes on board

46: Last Stop........ | Dream Mall at Kao Hsiung Shi

47: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark.

48: This was all to the Hello Kittyness

51: Day 7: Depart for Tainan At the Anping Old Fort built in 1624 by the Dutch | like pasar malam Ti Kam Ti Kam and Old days Fun Fair in the 70s | Enormous buckets of fresh oysters

52: Anping Old Street...Food Glorious Food

54: Ba Gua Temple at Zhanghua it was very sunny | some characters in their Xiyouji

55: Taichung: Fengjia and Zhongjie Night Markets : Two of the Best Ye Shi

56: Day 8 : Taichung Novosti Castle Manor | The temperatures took a dip down to 9C

58: Lunch at New Banana Paradise with Michelle's family friend. Unique teahouse contains authentic Taiwan movie and street memorabilia 40-60 years ago | Its a real | cool looking menu

59: Ethan & Casper | Guo Fu Sun Zhong Shan, wei min wei guo

60: personalizing our own Sun biscuit - Family Bonding Activity

61: Evan was pretty good at rolling the dough | Ready to roll

62: d | Day 9 : Departed for Miaoli We toured a fruit farm, tomatoes and strawberries were in season

65: Attempted at making hand made muah chee from scratch Certainly a family effort and a lot of pounding involved

66: Danshui Fisherman Wharf

67: Danshui Ancient Street

69: Lunch at Wujiao chuanban (five dime restaurant)

70: Christmas Eve relaxed at Pacific Wellness Spa & Club in Beitou. Godma Joyce joined us from HK | Evan had his share of Taiwanese hot spring bath

71: Yeliu Geopark | TAIWAN | 25 Dec 2012

72: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark.

74: Jiufen Old Street old cinema | Lu Rou Fan plus fish, mushroom and meatballs

75: Evan's name stamp

77: Took a train to Pingxi The Sky lantern experience was very therapeutic

78: Ethan & Evan had their own purple lantern..... wishing for excellent studies

79: Red for everyone. White for Papa & Mama, yellow for Yeye & Grandma, and of cuz pink for Godma

80: Happy 40th Birthday Papa | Yummylicious value buffet | Maggi Gang

82: Day 11 | Yingge

83: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark.

84: Ethan at the Potter's wheel

85: Soothing HeadSpa experience at Aveda Da Ann | Healthy Fusion Dinner at Non-Zero Aveda Restaurant

86: Day out at BABY BOSS with Papa : The kids are the bosses for the day

87: Truck Drivers and Pump Attendents. Plus car wash too

88: This mus be Papa's favourite stop - Beauty Salon | 1. Learn from the Shifu | 2. Back comb and Style, Spotting future Hair designers

89: 3. Get Creative. Pin, curl and style | 4. Make customer feel good and charge

90: Soya Sauce Factory Workers | Boys fav stop - as Robot Factory Assembly workers

91: Mini Firemen at work Time to jet spray at those buildings on fire

93: Cuteness beyond words Ethan was so proud to have scored 9, same as the big girl beside (obviously a frequent boss) | Joy of earning $ after job done. Put in bank or buy toys

94: Farewell Taiwan....see you again

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