Last November, I had the most amazing reunion with my best friends Gelle, Ngangi and Chi in Taiwan. I just never got around to blogging past day 1 because I fell into a blogging rut around that time, but finally, here it is!
Day 1 involved Taipei 101 and Shihlin night market.
Day 2 was the day we finally became complete, as Gelle and her hubby Joey flew in from Singapore on that morning (Chi and Ngangi and their boys flew in from Manila and I flew in from Singapore the day before). We were so giddy with delight when we saw each other, like we couldn’t believe we were finally together again in the flesh after more than a year of just chatting on Line app.
After eating breakfast together in our hotel, we took the MRT to Danshui. Even in the MRT we couldn’t resist saying, “let’s cam whore some more!” Look at how cute we look in our matchy matchy head bands and necklaces. 😀
Then our train ride was over and tada! Look at that view!
It was a beautiful day! The air was cool (what a refreshing difference from humid Philippines and Singapore!) but the sun was out, and cotton candy clouds decorated the crystal clear blue sky.
With a view like that, who would mind the long walk to the ferry pier? Besides, there was also lots of street food to buy and eat and keep us busy and happy – skewered candy-coated fruits, iced milk tea, soft ice cream. Nom nom nom!
We finally reached the ferry after a while.
It was just a short ride in that little ferry but boy was it hot in there! I guess it didn’t help that windows were closed so as not to let the sea spray in, and we were wearing clothes for cold weather, which we were now sweating in. We couldn’t wait to get out!
But once we did, outside there was a wonderful view again! Look at that beautiful lover’s bridge!
We posed for some pics with the lover’s bridge as the backdrop, then started to walk towards it. It was even more gorgeous up there!
But oh boy, it was very windy! The wind was so strong that you could actually hear it, and we were literally afraid that any wrong movement will make us lose our footing and we would blow away. Like, seriously, folks. No joke.
So we held on to each other for support.
Would you look at my hair!
After a while we got a bit used to it and dared to take jump shots. We took a lot but could not get a single shot of everyone jumping at the same time. 😫 Oh well. But what a beautiful background, no?
We eventually got worn out and decided to eat lunch at a nearby Japanese restaurant before heading to our next adventure (which I will try my best to blog about next Travel Tuesday). It was a lovely restaurant with a rather awesome oceanfront view and delicious food.
Next up: Wish Upon a Floating Lantern