Thursday, December 19, 2013

Taiwan Vacation - Onsen Swimming Pool 台东知本温泉 (Day 5)

Date: Dec 11, 2013

Its 18 degree outside.

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I have already done one round of onsen when I wake up.  So, now wearing my heat tech form uniqlo, and sitting outside doing my usual readings.

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The kids are having fun in their private onsen pool.

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The pool is very big.

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Open the curtains beside the onsen pool and open the door just right beside the window… let the cool breeze comes in.  The feeling is nice and it feels just like Japan.

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Why do I go and pay $800++ for Japan onsen hotel, where here you can get the same thing at slightly above $200?

This trip to Taiwan, I specially design and add in a onsen hotel to try out.  And it seems that all 32 people in this tour groups agrees that this is a nice hotel.

Wait. you have not seen the next thing our kids going to have fun with...

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First, let’s feed our stomach first.

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Again, the food is nice.  I specially made this 卤肉拉面 for Jay Jay.

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Kay Kay loves his 卤肉饭.

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Taking lots of photos.

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Merry Christmas...

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Next thing… most of the kids came to the public onsen swimming pool and play.

I did not bring any swimming gear this trip… because I cannot imagine of swimming in the public pool is so fun.  So, as soon as I see the pool, I decided to buy on the spot a swimming suit for Jay Jay.  

All must wear swimming cap so to minimise the dropping hair.

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It is fun indeed.

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 The kids love water.  And the water is warm.  And the air around the pool is not so cold.  But cold. 

There are water jets and their on off button every where.  So, by pushing the buttons, the kids already feel so happy.

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These are quite powerful massaging jet.

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Anna & her daddy Eric.

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OK.  Now, let’s try the real onsen pool.  hot hot hot.

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This pool must be 36-38 degrees hot.  But the Guan’s family is no problem dipping in such pool.

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Jay Jay beh tahan liao.  Too hot too hot.

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Don’t worry Jay.  We are not cooking you.

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Let’s move out to the big pool outside.  It is 38.7 degree for centre of the pool.

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Remember, the weather is about 20 degrees outside.

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We sit beside the pool to dig our legs.  Quite shiok too.

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The kids loves it.  Only Kay Kay don’t like to dip in the hot water.  All kids are there.

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Let’s go back to the indoor pool (not so indoor), only different is got roof nia.

ouch ouch ouch.  The water jet is quite strong.

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Let’s go to the steam room.

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Then, we change to the dry sauna.

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Almost dry up...

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Almost time to leave.  Almost noon.

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All the 6 vans is ready to move out.  Each van can sit 6-7 people.  The luggage follows you all the way.  Some times you don’t even have to bring down the luggage to the hotel.  Quite convenient.

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Bye bye 东游季!

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1 comment:

  1. wow all the taiwan trips look so fun! When will you organise another trip to Taiwan, can other families with kids join? : )