Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Taiwan Vacation - On The Way to 知本 (Day 4)

Date:  Dec 10, 2013

Today, we say good bye to the Sugar Factory.  Our next destinations is 台东知本 (Eastern Taiwan).

First stop, is the Rareseed Farm (瑞穗牧场).

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In Taiwan, you can find Rareseed Milk every where.  In the supermarket, in the 7-Eleven, etc.

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Instead of Cow, the first animal we saw is...


She is huge.  

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Ya.. there is an ostrich behind me. 

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Let’s talk to her or try to communicate with her to see what is she up to.

Taiwan Ostricts

Smilie until like that… Kay Kay, you first time see an ostrich?

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What did aunty Esther found?  Grass...


We got the grass, but no cow near by.  Let me figure out how to get him here.

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MOOOO MOOOOOOO MOOO… (wave the grass) and it actually works.  1 minute later, the cow came.  Wahahaha

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Let’s feed the cow.


Some kids think feeding cow no fun, so, they start to feed the ostrich.


May be it seems less dangerous?  Feeding the bird?


I need more grass.


More cows came.

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Oh… this is how the cow eat the grass.  Using their tongue.

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Sitting on the bench and take photo is quite good.

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OK.  Time to jump down.

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Scenery is quite good.


Its coffee time.

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OK.  Time to go.  Let’s continue our journey.

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OK.  On the way, we saw this Flower Sea (花海).


Quite a nice place.


I like this tree.


Next Destination, we reach the Tropic of Cancer Marker Park (北回归线标志公园).

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It’s just a monument.


The map.

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What can we do here?  Let’s take a group photo here.


Take nice photo too.


Of course do some star jump.

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Let’s bring in more children to do star jump.

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Aiyo… let all the daddies show the children how to do it.

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Take 2.

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Take 3.  Not bad huh?  Look closer.. all of us are very happy.  Very very happy.

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OK.  Next destination.  It’s LUNCH TIME.  This is where we are going to eat.  Chi-Shang Bento.  池上米 is Taiwan best rice. 

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You can sit outside, or you can sit inside the train.

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The second floor is a museum.


This is Danny.  Our tour guides leader.  (we have 6 tour guides).  He has prepared all the bento set for us.


Just in case you need his contact.  Here it is.  Danny has helped me to make this Taiwan tour so successful.  And we are very happy for him to do this tour together with 5 others tour guides and drivers.  He was a colonel in charge of army supplies in Hualian & TaiDong, and after he left the army, he has picked to become a private tour guide.  No wonder he got a leadership who can lead and make sure everything is in order.    


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Before eating, let the kid stamp their wishes.

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And we hang their wishes on top of the lamp there.

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This is where Danny bought the bento set.

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Bento is quite cheap.

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Let’s eat!

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The cover is quite nice.

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The bento is just like the Japanese bento like that.  Quite tasty.

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OK.  Let’s learn the history.

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Of course, we take a quick tour too at the museum.

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Let’s move out.  These are the name of the 12 children who were there.  

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Next destination.

We arrived at 伯朗大道.


This is where 金城武 had one of the advertisement shot here.

And the kids love the photo frame.


Kids … you did wrongly again.  It should be like this.  Take the photo by standing this way.  Use one hand to hold your entire body weight.


That’s right Jay Jay.  Stand this way.


See how straight the road is?


Let’s take a group shot again.  chop chop!

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Car coming car coming, run!

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Quite difficult to take photos here.  Another car coming...

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Eh.. how come, my hand is in there… the wind blow the hair.. wahahaha...

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Another nice family shot.

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OK.  Let’s move on.

This is where the gliders, the hot air balloon launching into the sky point.


They run run run and fly into the sky.


Danny advise is don’t buy from the shop here.  Because the price is China-Friendly.  But not Taiwan-Friendly.  Wahahaha


Soon, we reached Zhiben.  

We start to see these 释迦果.  I thought is what special fruits…  Is Ang Mo Liu Lian la.

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It is really nice.

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This is the GMO… Pine Apple Ang Mo Liu Lian.  And really very tasty an got pineapple taste.

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We bought 10 back to the next hotel.

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Finally we arrived at the onsen hotel.

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And the kids could not wait and jump into the hot spring pool.

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