Thursday, 20 June 2013

Taiwan: CingJing (8~10 Jun'13)

Hubby suffered from terrible car sick after the nearly 2 hours ride on the car. The driver Mr. Hung (believed to be one of the staffs/relatives of Misty Villa) talked to him non-stop so he couldn't sleep and thus the car sick. Ha.. down side of having a friendly driver you say.

Mr Hung was very kind to drop us nearly to our doorstep. He already had the key to our room which was situated on the 3rd floor.



Where Mr. Hung dropped us, our room is on the 2nd floor in this pic - he helped us to bring our luggage bag up - good service

We were advised to take a half hour rest before making our way to check-in downstairs. Review and photos of Misty Villa here.

Then we made our way to find food for dinner. It was hubby's birthday, so I told him we should eat better, not street food, he couldn't agree more.


Windmill Festival will start 29th June - I guess they're setting up for the festival

A candy stall in front of Carton King & Small Swiss Garden - look at his happy face

Glimpse of Carton King

Carton King - where everything's made of carton / paper


Below are the pics taken in Carton King - all of them are made of carton/paper!




I was pretty disappointed of Carton King. Pictures on the internet made them seems bigger. The place was really small, you could finish walking around within minutes. So we made our way up to the restaurant for our potentially good food dinner for celebration.


Going up the steps


You'll have to pass through Honey Museum before the restaurant


Cute bee. my son, I  mean... haha!
  

Cups of water using paper

Carton drinks - actually a cup of drink in the carton box - you can ask them to flatten the carton to bring home as memento

Hubby's honey sauce pork chop


My roasted chicken - what's most yummy here is the honey vinegar in the centre as appetiser (you get what I want to bring across)


His set was much better - the fries were super yummy!


Given a plastic glove to eat the chicken
More carton/paper decorations in the restaurant:







Live performance by local artistes


Next morning at breakfast - what a view for a cup of coffee right?


We made our way to Green Green Grassland


Such a long Q for the shuttle bus


Arrived at destination in piece


As we arrived just on time, 9.30am, we could only watch from afar


Ushering the sheeps up the hill to get ready for the show


And they barged downhill, ushered by a dog


Was interested only for a while - the 2 hosts spoke seriously super express Chinese, I switched off after a while too


We gave up half way - I felt sad for the animals
Random shots on the mountain, I guess there's no need further explanation:











And then I dropped by precious camera P300.. you guessed right.. my camera is a gone case already. Next up, probably a Nikon J1!

After taking a break in the villa, we decided to go hiking.. destination? Depends on where our feet bring us..

The trail we wanted to challenge

He agreed too! :-D


Started cool

Gigantic leeks


Beautiful route


Nice view


He was really happy


Ice-cream time!


Yummylicious


We didn't dare to try the 499 steps trail, otherwise the view could be magnificent

Back in hotel - we had a sumptuous dinner prepared by the villa at NT300 for adults (5 dishes 1 soup including fish, pork, chicken!)


The boy ate a lot that night


But then, it was kind boring at night - we didn't catch the night musical fountain show in Small Swiss Garden though


That's what a happy boy during vacation do - the silliest thing he's done so far


Glimpse of the number of steps we had to take each day - we counted 93 altogether from the basement to our room - imagine up and down, with our little boy who's more than 15kg now


Some of the steps were really steep
The next day, we went to Small Swiss Garden!

At the entrance


Mysterious arch to the garden


There were pigeons


Beautiful flowers


Mandarin ducks

And windmills of course!


Really love flora
Following do not need description I guess:



























Have you seen this kind of "yuan yang"? They usually goes in pair, but this is a cross-mix







And so we took E-go bus from our villa to Taichung High Speed Railway (HSR) Station, cost us NT450 per adult. Journey around 1.5 hours. Again, IZ slept the whole journey. I took a short nap too.

All about our Taiwan trip:
Part 1: Taiwan: Taichung (6~7 Jun'13)
Part 2: Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake (7~8 Jun'13)
Part 3: Taiwan: CingJing (8~10 Jun'13)
Part 4: Taiwan: Taipei (10~12 Jun'13)

2 comments:

reffine said...

Hi,

Love to see the pics you shared in Cingjing! I will be travelling with my family + 2 young kids next month. May I know which hotel you stayed in Cingjing? Is the attraction nearby your hotel (walking distance) or need to take a cab?

Thanks.

IZ Mum said...

Hello, thanks for dropping by! We stayed in Misty Villa (http://i-am-a-critic.blogspot.sg/2013/06/misty-villa-in-cingjing-farm.html). Attractions are not really walking distance, but there are shuttle buses. Very convenient. :-)

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