Grabbed my headphone and there I go... continue writing..
Day 3 of our cycling tour brought us from Guang Fu 光復 to Hualian 花蓮.
Since we missed the ice cream store due to the rain a night before, we headed to the ice cream factory immediately after breakfast, and before our journey up North. It's typical a local tourist spot, surrounded with some Japanese styled building and their typical tourist i station.
|Brandy and Wasabi ice cream - early in the morning|
We continued our journey, till some midway we stopped for a decent photo shooting at a grass land. Somewhere out there, while I couldn't hit the exact location in 4sq and Instagram.
|Lovely grass land for photo shooting|
|Ops, rain was approaching|
|Local drink - assam and sarsi|
|Heavy meal - mainly seafood|
|Concluded the 3 days adventure to Hualien|
We concluded our guided cycle tour journey when our tour guide brought us to the homestay. Some glitch in the arrangement for homestay, as our group were booked at 2 different B&B, while good thing was it was next to each other. I was slide disappointed the night, but was satisfied with our breakfast served the next morning.
Night was on our own, free easy. We headed to the famous Hualien night market.
Nothing much to expect here. Quite huge for walk, proper meal and snacks area.. nice weather to walk around. But since we were all tired, we didn't shop much though. Had some food to snack on, particular the local / aboriginal traditional dumplings. Tasted good though.
|Hualien night market|
|Coffee while waiting for those went for massage|
|Owner's Corgi breed doggie|
|The view from mini garden|
We found some good dumpling too
and fresh mochi
Rush rush off we went on the train and hit RuiFang 瑞芳 station. That brought us to further tourist spot of ShiFen 十分, QingTong 青銅. Timing was bad, from our delay... by the time we reached the spot it was almost evening and night. We were quite tired in fact.
|Train to RuiFang|
|Luggage storage at RuiFamg|
I don't fancy this at all, because its so not environmental friendly.
|Great recycling program at 7-11|
|7-11 Suntory beer|
Had our breakfast at 蜂大咖啡 Fong Da Coffee. Personally thinks it was an overrated cafe. Anyway, it was concluded my curiosity from some tourist write up.
|Fong Da local brewed coffee and almond biscuit|
|Bus station - noticed the ad?|
Here's our great cycling tour group contact. They provided really good and personalized service to us. Yet, they are not so commercialized in such, so much personalized and customized free and easy trips we could get from them. Excellent choice!