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Said goodbye to Lucy and Amanda before 10am (Chris was at the gym), and we left with our driver at 10 heading towards the well known KiuFen old street, which was about 1+ hour's drive away. Our driver was Mr. Guo, a nice man.
Mr. Guo first took us to a cat village which was on the way to JiuFen. The story of the cat village was that a lot …
We met our driver and guide at 9am today - same driver as yesterday but a different guide. This guide was an old-ish man who had been in the business for 40+ years, a very experienced but sort of "jaded". He had been all over the world including the north pole, Africa, etc. And he spent a number of years in the US. His daughter is in the US and he …
Our driver and guide came at 9am and we took off for Taipei. The car was a big VW high top van, even more comfortable than the previous one. Our guide spoke English - he spent 3 years in LA for some computer HW business. Interesting guy who rode his bike (with a bunch of other people) from Taipei all the way to Beijing, 30 days round trip!
I fell asleep last night around 9, totally exhausted. But I woke up at 3:30am this morning, wide awake :-( So I was up around 5, and Bob was up by 6. Lucy and Chris arrived and were at the Exec Lounge on our floor when Bob went there to check something. We had a happy re-union!
Bob and I went down to breakfast shortly after 6:30. Lucy had …
... camp. Resigned to the fact that one way or another I will end up with a stomach bug at some point this holiday, I braved a whole new culinary challenge... Oyster omelette. They are slimy, they taste almost raw and are eaten with a bizarre spicy sauce, but actually not as bad as all that might suggest. Our next stop was with some lovely looking fish that reminded me of a sardine. They were whole, about 8 inches long and rolled in a bread batter ...