Glad that I was able to meet the group at Taipei airport, even though I needed to wait for half a day. Toured around both Termina 1 and 2, up and downs, discovered many places I won't usually hangout when arriving to a country's airport.
We managed to ride on the brand new MRT from TaoYuan airport to Taipei main station. It was pre-launch free ride, but it was kind of rush as it ended its service by 4pm.
|Hello Kitty heaven|
|It was raining :(|
|proper sit down dinner|
Following day, we took the train from Taipei all the way to YuLi (玉里) where we started our cycling journey. Arrived around early noon time. We headed for the noodle we tasted last year. YuLi noodle at 張媽媽美食
Journey begun with gloomy and rainy track. We cycled passed this track before, but it was at a different direction, we went South this time.
|YuLi Cycling track|
|Pit stop for coffee|
|Beautiful paddy field|
Our stay at 東籬緣民宿
Nothing great, as the township is extremely small. Cant expect more.
We continued our day 2 cycling journey, towards TaiTung (台東).
Fruits and food exploration become and point of exploration.
|Huge custard apple|
--- Trip became unpleasant --- :(
Nevertheless, we moved on and continued with food. When things get unpleasant, most situation could had turned sourish. I was glad, I did handled them all with patience.
The following dinner was a treat by our returning host. The bike company owner and our trip organiser. We finally had a chance to meet him in person (as he was away the last trip).
|Chicken was their specialties|
|Brown bag breakfast|
Our Day 4 accommodation was at a place even remote than the previous places.
|Lovely stone beach|
|In fact all dishes we had this fern as vegetable, namely 山蘇|
On the way walking back to our homestay, no 7-11 nor Family mart. We went straight into a village convenient store manned by an old couple. Start exploring local junk food!