Evergreen Laurel Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Our first day in Taiwan was tiresome but fun. We arrived in Taiwan at about 1:50pm and headed straight for the shopping mall. It was ginormous, with about fifteen floors and three buildings! We were busy for the whole one and a half hours given. We then took a fifteen minute drive to a Japanese BBQ restaurant, where we ate all the meat we desired! …
... was a 4 Km walk uphill to the mushroom farm that we wanted to visit. There were many mushroom farms and people processing and selling mushrooms on the way. This area apparently produces 60% of all the mushrooms grown in Taiwan. Mushrooms are grown in little plastic bags now and you can buy bags already seeded to grow your own mushrooms at home. We ...
... traveled to Tibet during the Tang dynasty in 700 A.D. to bring back and translated Buddhist sacred texts. Even with the first boat, the hoard was already there. We continued to walk uphill to the main temple and left the crowd behind after 2 minutes. The next temple has a far better view, only about 10 people on the whole grounds and we got to ring the giant bell.
After some ...
... exquisite food - Lulu's birthday. Staff sang happy birthday and supplied printed photos! Fixed menu - 5 courses. Afterwards we went to Lulu's apartment building where the apartment community has access to all kinds of lifestyle rooms including a karaoke room. Here Lulu and Ming sang enthusiastically with support from Terri and Chris.
Then a shopping day where Terri took us to a Japanese department store but no joy. Then a street with little clothing shops where Chris ...
... for us was not received so they would not seat us - the service there was awful, the waitress' attitude was like that of a mainland Chinese restaurant. I would have turned around and left - no good food was worth that kind of aggravation. But Lucy called the travel agent and they seated us. The food was fine, tasty. We were done by 7 and our driver brought us back to the hotel.
Tomorrow we'll leave at 9am. Last pack and go before the final one in Taipei for going home!!