Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yilan, Hualian, Taruko 宜兰、花莲、太鲁阁

To all my reader friends, sincere apology for not posting sooner.

We had returned home on April 23 at about 10:30 pm. It was tiring. 

The trip to Taiwan was quite packed with activities and visiting places. In order to allow my two children to cover more places, we had to get up early and resting late.

In Yilan, we stayed in a beautiful and comfortable home-stay amidst padi fields and streams and a river.

From Yilan , we traveled south to Hualian, a beautiful agriculture county. However, the weather was not favourable to us, it rained throughout the journey and missed out the beautiful scenery along the way.

After Hualian, we crossed the main range of Taruko mountain where we enjoyed the great scenery of geographical wonders of Taiwan.

It was raining, windy and misty when we reached the highest road of Taiwan at Wu Ling. We put up a night at a small but beautiful hotel in Qingjing town.

Pictures 照片

1. 宜兰 到花莲  Yilan to Hualian

2. 宜兰新朋友 New friends in Yilan 

3. 花莲,太鲁阁,清境 Hualian,Taruko, Qingjing








Friday, April 15, 2016

Taipei 3 台北

We were fortunate to have good weather  Taipei on the third day morning our our stay. We managed to visit a small mining town outside Taipei famous for its Sky Lantern.

At noon we visited Archbishop of Taipei, Most Rev. Archbishop John Hung and had lunch with him his staff.

Later, we left Taipei, crossing over to Yilan on the East side of Taiwan. We visited a Marian shrine in Jiaoxi, where Mother Mary appeared to 6 trekkers in 1980, who lost their way while doing jungle trekking.

1. Pictures at Archbishop office 

2. Mother Mary of Jiaoxi 

3. Pingxi and Shi Fen Sky Lantern





1. 拜访台北洪总主教

2. 圣母朝圣山庄

3. 平溪与十分,放天灯

Taipei 2 台北

Pictures on second day of our Taipei stay.


Facebbook pictures 照片 (Taipei 2 台北)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Taiwan 2016 台灣 (1)

We have visited Taiwan probably more about 5 times but none of our children did.

They have heard so much of our sharing, Adeline and Jonathan decided to make a trip with us this year.

April 9, we arrived at Taipei at about 2:15 pm. The whether was about 26 degree, cloudy and hazy. It was an escape from 38 degree back home in Malaysia.

After checking in to our hotel, we wasted no time to visit a night market near Taiwan University.

Night market is part of Taiwanese culture, where people can buy clothing and enjoy varieties of street food. Queue is common found in some special food stalls.

One of the most famous and popular item is Stinking Toufu, a fermented toufu with a distinctive rotten smell.

( See Facebook pictures )



四月九日,星期六,我们在下午大约2:15 pm 抵达台北。当地的气温26度,多云及视线有点蒙蒙。