Long overdue post but I thought I would share about my 4D3N adventure in Taipei last year before I head to Taiwan again in 3 days time!! Whoooop seriously looking forward to my upcoming trip! :D
As you can probably tell from the name of the hotel... the decoration of the hotel is very airline-inspired! The corridors of the hotel looks like you're on board the aircraft with aeroplane-like-windows! It was pretty interesting!
After checking in at the hotel, H and I took the train to meet my taiwan girlies at 五分埔 (Wu Fen Pu) for some shopping!
I met them on ITSTHESHIP2015 and they were my best take away from ITS2015! Really glad that we still remained in contact even till today! And they are the reason why I decided to visit Taipei again! These sweet girls even took the trouble to apply leave just so that they can accompany me out when I visit them! :)
五分埔 (Wu Fen Pu) is a wholesale shopping 'market' so expect lots of apparels, shoes and bags!! It's more for the ladies though ;) Even those it is wholesale, I didn't really find that the stuff are super duper cheap~ Just remember to always bargain to get the best price possible la :D
Once we were done with shopping, it was dinner time!
That's like a fish paste kinda thing! SUPER GOOD OMO
I was told that Beauty in the Pot in Singapore was actually inspired by Wu Lao Guo - both uses collagen soup! And I must say that Wu Lao Guo is so much better and also alot more cheaper!! Hehe. Definitely coming back here the next time I visit Taiwan!
Then it was time to go party!! Kinda forgot which club we went to, but it probably wasn't fantastic enough for me to remember But wellz, look at the crazy long queue! Lol
After partying, it was SUPPER TIME! We went to 永和豆漿 (Yong He Dou Jiang) which sells some really amazing dou hua, you tiao and even xiao long bao!
Highly recommend it! Such a satisfying supper hehe
Also, what better way to start off my day than to have a cup of Bubble Tea! I mean.... what is Taiwan without bubble tea right?!
Out of all the bubble tea that I tried in Taipei, this is my 2nd most favourite called 天仁茗茶 (TenRen's Tea) although most of my taiwan friends told me this was the best! Anyway, I love the Milk Green Tea the most! Super fragrant!!
On Day 2, we decided to visit 淡水 (Tamsui/Danshui)! It was quite a journey away... probably one hour by train?
PS: Can't wait to meet them in a few days time!! *squeals*
Gonna side track a little....
50嵐 (50 Lan)!!
I have it almost twice daily during my 4D3N stay in Taipei. Lol. Milk tea overdose~
It was super gloomy when we arrived in 淡水 (Tamsui/Danshui). In fact, it was very gloomy and raining almost every single day when I was there. Tough luck uh. Note to self: never visit Taipei in March cuz it's such a rainy season!
The best part about Tamsui is the STREET FOOD!!!! Just visit Tamsui with an empty stomach!
OMO NOMZ. Those beef cubes....
After Tamsui, it was time to visit 士林夜市 (Shilin Night Market)!! Probably my most favourite activity to do in Taiwan is to visit their different night markets! Lots of food and shops and it's just so interesting - something you don't get in Singapore apart from our usual 'Pasar Malam'~
You can't leave Shilin Night Market without trying the legendary Hot Star Chicken!
Honestly, there are just SO MUCH FOOD in Shilin Night Market, but its a pity I didn't eat alot cuz I was still super full from the street food in Tamsui. Ohwellzzzz~ Always a next time!
It was a Saturday night and of cuz that means... PARTYING!! Hahahaha this is what happens when you put us girls together. Lol
With my party babes! We visited OMNI that night and it was lit!!
After partying.... it was probably 3++am and the girls brought me out for supper again. LOL.
Maybe you can google for beef noodles store near Club OMNI
Jenny and I decided to be twins today cuz we happened to buy the same sweater in Wu Fen Pu!
After walking around in 忠孝敦化 (Zhongxiao Dunhua), we went to have dinner at Shaoba Yakiniku House cuz I was somehow craving for bbq meat and we managed to find one just around the corner!
If you're a meat eater just like me, this is the place for you! I think it's about $30/pax for the buffet which was super worth it cuz we ate SO MUCH! Lol
You can BBQ your meat or you can also do it the shabu shabu way! Not bad huh!
How we pose properly for a picture VS how we actually are in real life LOLLLL
Such a fun bunch to be with!!
After sending them off, H and I decided to visit another night market before calling it a day!
And this is also the place where I bagged home with almost 6 shoes I think?
Came across these really cute doggies too and they were so obedient to pose for a picture with me! Awwww
We had 阿宗麵線(Ay-Chung Mian Xian) for lunch!
When I told my friends that I was going to visit Taipei, everyone kept telling me to try this mian xian! And so coincidentally, the store is located RIGHT BELOW MY HOTEL!! LOL is this fate or what hehe
I am usually not a big fan of meesua but this was surprisingly good! Not bad at all!
Slurping my meesua and check out my beautiful lashes from Milly's!!
Also!! Both H and I had this green tea swirl ice cream a total of 3 times I think? It is located right beside the Ay-Chung Mee Sua!
We spent the day walking around the WHOLE of Ximending (not just the touristy areas) and it was alot of fun! We also went to so many different 7-Eleven just to hunt for these Yakult sweets cuz it was OOS at so many places!! LOL
Regretted not buying more back cuz its super addictive.... Omo I gonna buy so many more back in this upcoming trip!
Just before heading to airport, we had our last meal in Taipei! Was telling H that I was craving for braised pork rice! So we googled and found out about this place which was quite near Ximending!
An affordable and yummy meal! Highly recommend it :D