Purple has now turned blue... purple is joy, yet blue is hope!

掌握一生的幸福。。。

Sunday, December 3, 2017

My 2017 One & Only Dive Trip

Since this was the one and only Annual trip of mine. Nothing less, our visit was still Perhentian Island's Bubbles Resort. 

As our trip was during fasting a.k.a. Puasa month. We discovered new food during the night. Colek-colek, something similar to fruit rojak.

Colek-colek

Me & wall arts around Kuala Besut
It was colorful 
Calmly waiting for our boat ride into the island



Beautiful Bubbles

One thing exciting about the trip was with our 6 sets of Dive camera. All set with the same Canon PowerShot D30 (Blue) Underwater No-Housing Compact Camera.

I ain't satisfied with the results from my first virgin UW camera shooting underwater. Well, practice makes perfect. Wonder when will I use it more with more dive trip?

Bat fishes

Better close up

This is clear

Nemo has been always our best friend UW


Which direction they went?

Turtle!!!

My dive buddies

But was hard getting them into the camera

Big Nudi was my friend this time

And it's egg??


Assorted pictures of the trip... (Picture by Huawei P9+)

Clear water with lots of ikan-bilis

I climed up the stone alone that morning!

Playing around with my pancake

I took this pic almost every year

Till next year....

Taiwan Annual Cycling Trip Down South - March 2017 (Part 2)

Second half of the trip, life goes on... despite many the major unpleasant moment plus other emotional circumstances I have to tolerate.

We continued our journey from Part 1.

Went into Man-Zhou (滿洲) for early lunch and longer break.

港口吊橋(情人橋) 

had Kong-Ba (控肉飯)lunch


阿水衝浪

and a cuppa
海角七號-友子阿嬤的家
After lunch was a climb, up up to a hilly and windy area.

風吹沙 Fongchuisha


風吹砂 super windy area
Then headed to the most Southern of Taiwan. A must stop spot for cyclist, especially those doing Taiwan round island. It's near Kenting town.

臺灣最南點 Taiwan Southern Most Point


Most Southern spot of Taiwan
Here we were!

墾丁 Kenting

, the famous summer place and beach spot. It was low peak season, as the wind was still chilling cold. I walked towards the beach with shorts and singlet! OMG, freaking freezing. :)

Kenting Police Station
Dinner along the famous Kenting main street.


Local dishes dinner - sorry, forgot the shop name  (nice)
Our stay - Oops.. I forgot to check in! and forgot the name. The stay was super clean and nice.

Along the street to our stay

That's how we spend our Yoyo card

Family mart selling coffee with Bailey
Local breakfast (even though hotel provided one) , we just like to explore. 肉鬆蛋餅

Good Morning cafe - 早安美


egg with floss crepe - local breakfast

Wonder around the hotel
Off we went... off from Kenting towards next destination. It was hot and sunny.

Towards SouthWest of Kenting
Found my favourite fresh dates 蜜棗

恒春古城南門 South Gate of Hengchun Ancient City

fresh dates 蜜棗 at historical gate
Checked out another local dessert - peeled green bean with garlic powder ? (direct translation)
Not bad. Though I don't like green bean. I guess their sago is into strip based, 粉條

黃家綠豆蒜粉條冰

Local dessert

豆蒜
Then a short visit to a local temple. Where they usually host some TV game show. Also called 城隍廟 if not mistaken.

車城福安宮

Temple  visit
Local lunch. It was unexpected good, though it was at a small tiny township. A member left his jacket at the hotel in Kenting, our guide drove back 20-30KM to collect, we enjoyed our long lunch.

旭功飯店

Nice simple lunch
Our destination of the day. A local harbour.

枋寮漁港 | Fangliao Port

Evening walk at the port

Dinner treat by our homestay owner

觀海樓海鮮店

Huge bowl of seafood noodle! It was good


Our stay


Next day & our final leg. Towards KaoShiung.

Stopped by and relax by the sea side... before a last and heavy meal

東港鎮海公園

I rode alone along the sea


Super seafood lunch
Arrived KaoShiung that evening. Summary of our cycling route.
Cycling trip route - Yuli to KaoShiung

Night market was just 2 blocks away from our stay. Had dinner there.

六合夜市 Liouhe Night Market

Frequent visit - papaya milk drink
Our stay - super like this hotel, very convenient and room was uniquely setup.

高雄佳適旅舍六合館 Jia's Inn

I like the furniture
Love KaoShiung


Next and last day... left behind for shopping.
First & most important stop... Giant Boutique flagship store. Got what I wanted, and spent quite a bit.

捷安特高雄旗艦店

Shopping
KaoShiung port... walking around under hot sun.

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Found this local duck shop... it was good.


Duck dishes

Roam around
Walked towards the nearby MRT station, towards the port.
Had cooling ice shaved with fruits! Another Taiwan dessert.

海之冰

Love chilling dessert
Walked to a shopping mall nearby. Bumped into a local artist on the open stage... not sure who he is.. LOL

Mall - Forgot the name
Visited a cool MRT station

Formosa Blvd. Station (O5/R10)

Cool Station
Our taxi to High Speed Train (HSR) station. Off we go from KaoShiung to
Taoyuan Taipei Airport.
Cute Taxi of ours

Collectible item exchanged by coffee stamps

HSR

Travelling at 200++KM/h speed

Last leg on HSR - We literally toured the island with multi mode transport


Our 2018 trip to Taiwan will be a different experience. Stay tune for my update... in 2018!