Oops!! I was in krabi for the past few days and was missing from here.
Am back now and I have a whole lot to share about Krabi too, the trip was just awesome and I would love to go back next time again!
Would share more after i gathered the photos and sort them out once again,
yes, my madness taking picture habits, so I need to spend much more time sorting it out, boo.
Have sorted out the previous trip's peeks already, so here it is.
Taiwan trip, here's the journey in peektures and captions! :)
My bright PINK passport cover which I got from a booth at Milennia Walk Mall.
Was brought to the staff canteen at the airport for breakfast before flight at Terminal One and i must say I love their staff canteen.
Cheap and good food. <3
daddykins feeling hungry.
After 5 hours, we arrived at Taiwan Tao Yuan International Airport, first thing we did is..
Visit the telco booth, thanks to the advancement in technology, we can now NOT live without it.
No worries if you are holding an iphone 4 which uses the mini sim card, they cater to that as well.
The rates. NT100 = S$4.17
Full day 3G connection!
Airport transfer to the hotel is definitely much much more expensive, and it cost approximately about NT 2000,
just as the previous time i came to Taiwan, bus is definitely a more preferred choice, NT 140 per trip to Taipei Main Station
(the stop which leads you to almost all places in taipei and almost most hotels in xi men ding).
We sat the Freego Bus, which goes to Zhong Xiao Fu Xing station, the train stop that is nearer to the Hotel we are staying.
me and my almost round sunglasses!
We arrive after about an hour at the Zhong Xiao Fu Xing train station,
and within taipei, cab is definitely cheaper, so we took the cab and went to out hotel- Eclat Hotel.
Took a random walk around the area as it was still early for check in.
Love their 7-11! Each store has seats inside, and some has toilets, ATM too.
Random sidewalk fruits stall. Looking really fresh and HUGE.
Nice bakery store..
First stop that Dad wants to go, MOS BURGER. hmmm.
I very much want to save the calories to eat my ji pa (chicken) and drink my bubbletea!!
Well, just two butterfly prawns and a cup of tea was fine though. heh.
I joined momsie on her business trip but daddykins was a surprise!!
So we actually waited outside the hotel till mom arrived after her meeting at Gao Xiong, and before we knew it, it was evening already..
Finally mom arrived and yes, checking into our hotel. Nope not this, this is beside our hotel!
Atas area as it was a hotel booked for my mom's business trip, would very much prefer xi men ding area!
But i must say it feels really grand once you stepped in.
Small but cosy and elegant.
Here comes the part which we all might want to see, the ROOM!
Ah really nice room for one and two… but a tad small for three with two single beds.
But well, nothing to complain given that we bunked into mom's business trip room which was meant for her alone.
The standard room was quite small i must say which made it kinda hard to walk, though everything else was good.
But the LCD and radio was shiokness!
The bathroom with screen and electronic-mated bowl! shiokness x 2.
Coin train tickets that worked like ez-link in Singapore!
First stop for the night, xi men ding for dinner.
my lovely parents. <3
going into xi men ding..
dad and mom were very amused with this mascot!
And i saw my favourite- smelly tofu!
yum yum yum, i never find it smelly anyway, just feel that there's this different smell and taste accompanied with smelly tofu whenever i eat it.
Well, i just love it!!
And I was uber lost in the xi men ding trying to locate this restaurant which dom highly recommended me to go,
we three walked for almost an hour before locating it when it was situated just right inside xi mending.
It is called Nanajyoutatsu, and it's BBQ food. It's a lil pricier than food in taiwan generally, but the quality of the food was good and unique.
If you would like a good meal and don't mind spending more than the many great street food in taiwan, you can try this!
Comes with free flow of chicken soup in a flask!
*Wearing Hope Alethia's peach coral pussybow blouse, my mom loves this top! <3
momsie and me <3
One thing i adore about taiwan is that everyone there is really friendly.
missing the food already! lamb sticks and fish jaw meat.
We were encouraged to join their membership for NT300 and were rather skeptical about it at first.
The good thing as told was that it could be used immediately for this very dinner,
so we decided to decide later and was presented with the first bill (on the left) when we were done.
That was approximately S$93 for the meal, and we then asked for the bill with the member's price + the registration fee (NT300), and that was the bill on the right.
NT1774 = S$74, Quite a difference!!
And that's the whole of the first day in Taipei, and hotel sweet hotel after.
Will continue with day two on the next post and here are some outfits of the days!
*Hope Alethia's Linen Tea Dress in Wheat, great material I must say!
*With equally good material and I am feeling extremely comfortable in Hope Alethia's Linen Sundress in peppermint!
I met up with a dear ex-colleague, Lynnette, whom I have known through my internship last year,
and we had a great catchup over brunch at Dempsey's HOUSE.
Never knew they have such a wide variety of food, with mixture of lunch mains and english breakfast choices.
They have pizza too, given that HOUSE and Skinny Pizza belong to the same family of restaurants.
love minimalist decor of the place.
fresh flowers on the table
and the rustic feel of the interior.
our choices for the day
Eggs Benedict- all time favourite
fish and chips- I didnt think this was good though, it was quite oily for that day.
This was one of the best!! Strawberry shortcake with cream.
I am not a huge fan of cream, and usually those shortcakes have layers of thick cream, this is different though. love it!
And this was AWESOMELY DELIGHTFUL!
its salted caramel banana cake, and the taste was extremely appetizing and delicious.
Would definitely go back there again for even just a desert.
look at the shortcake, YUM!
Here's dearest lynnette <3
*Polka dot tea dress from Pearlavish for a weekend brunch, definitely a perfect dress for it and it is one of my favourite dresses now!
More outfits of the day.
* Another pretty dress, retro polka dot spag/tube tea dress from Pearlavish, <3
* Another dress on the new list, coral flare Workdress from Pearlavish, love the colour!