Apr 26, 2020 - Just noticed this post was in draft mode for exactly a year. Travel date was exactly 2 years ago :)
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Second Island - PengHu (澎湖)
It's the exact place from a famous 民謠 by 潘安邦 【外婆的澎湖灣】
The island is quite large, and the main city namely MaGong (馬公) is huge too.
I love the streets, it has a feel which is out from urbanisation, but stays with the era of 1980s. Their street mural arts are just beautiful.
Here was where we stay. The hotel was new and in fact was quite nice.
|Daily snacks in the room|
Sun was extremely sunny that day. Typical island weather, sunblock became essential.
Did some walking around, made it to some tourist spot. Chang Yu Sheng 張雨生紀念館 & 潘安邦紀念館 where they are next to each other. Interesting building architecture, which they had kept it as protected area.
Tea time - Taiwan cincau and bubble tea
Sunset - View was super stunning. I love this beach and bridge. The real Penghu-Wan.
Following day, we had a planned trip to JiBei Island (吉貝島).
As taxi driver recommended, we are most likely not suitable to go snorkeling, as it is expected based on their APP, it was expected strong wind that afternoon.... and was true enough. As a tourism island, they take tourist safety very seriously. In fact, we almost could not board our ferry towards the island.
Nevertheless, we still board the ferry and find other things to do in the island. In fact, my bag was carrying 2 snorkel masks and swim wear. It became totally useless that day.
Upon arrival of JiBei island, we rented a motorcyles and went round and round the island. Started our journey to the sandtail, it was really not-sandy and full of dead corals.
The island is famous of its trapped stones at the beach. It was beautiful, unfortunately the weather is turning stormy.
Dessert by the sea. Felt so good and relax.
Our lunch, by the road side. Full of authentic seafoods. 烘螺，金錢鰻，水煮生蠔
By the time we ended the short and dry island try, upon returned to MaGong, weather has turned well and it was just in time for the annual fireworks concert show. It was an outdoor show and we had got our spot as early as 5pm. Ready with snacks and beers. Facing the bridge where fireworks displayed.
We were very very lucky to have visited the island during this annual fireworks competition season. The night was extremely cold, somewhere around 15-20C and we need had squatted outside, so that no one could have taken our beautiful seat.
The firework show lasted close to 1 hour!
|Concert before the fireworks show|
|Happily drink by the roadside|
|Beautiful fireworks show|
|Outside a temple - multi years tree|
|Dried puffer fishes|
|It was very windy here|
Tea time - This was the highlight as I still miss the food till now.
|Soft Red bean in sticky rice fritter|
We waited almost 30min for the fritter. Packed and went to the tourist beach before it closes for public. There was 2 islands, and will be separated when tide is up in the evening. That was why it was properly guarded. We became some of the last visitors before they closed.
|packed yiutiao and soya milk from the market|
|Board on an ATR back. Much cheaper than taking ferry :)|
In the evening, it was a re-visit of some places we had visited 2 years ago.
|Dine in hotel|
|Our view from Kaoshiung hotel room|