6D5N Taipei Day 2 : Family Mart, Rainbow Channel, TRA Map, Keelung, Jiufen, Jinguashi, Pineapple Tarts, Aiyu Jelly, Gold Ecological Park, Miaokou Night Market, Oyster Omelet, Fried Vermicelli, Glass Noodles, Bubble Milk Tea, Train Toilet, Neo19, Room18, 7-Eleven

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04.30 pm – Walked all the way back to Jiufen’s entrance to catch a bus to Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park.

The bus routes.

04.48 pm – Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park.

Little did we know that the place actually closes at 5pm!

With 10 minutes left, we walked as fast as we could to the main attraction of the place, which was the tunnels, hoping to be able to get a glimpse of a real gold mine.

You can tell that the place was very cold from the mist around and Geoffrey’s poking nipples. 😈

Carts used to transport gold from the mine.

Melting gold.

The entrance of the building that contained a REALLY HUGE gold bar.

Gold under our legs.

How it looks like under our feet.

Have you ever touched 220kg of pure gold worth TWD 302,271,868?

05.27 pm – Our short lived tour ended and we returned back to Keelung town.

06.18 pm – And the bus dropped us off right at the windy pier near the TRA station.

Crossed the pedestrian bridge to Miaokou Night Market.

06.33 pm – And then we split into 3 groups as the seating area couldn’t accommodate all 8 of us at once. It was very difficult as we can’t bring food from other stall over and vice versa.

This oyster omelet stall is a MUST GO!

SOooOooooo good!!!!!

06.58 pm – Landed at a stir fried glass noodles shop.

My team members.

REALLY delicious stir fried glass noodles.

Everywhere we went, we just had to have bubble milk tea.

I think there’s something about the quality of milk used.

07.08 pm – Next up was this fried noodles shop.

Vegetables and

REALLY delicious stir fried noodles.

07.26 pm – Met up with the rest at the center of Miaokou Night Market before walking back to catch the next TRA train back to Taipei Main Station.

07.36 pm – Notice the lighted alphabets? It’s supposed to spell K.E.E.L.U.N.G.

07.42 pm – Arrived at Keelung train station.

07.50 pm – And we were on our way back to Taipei city.

Toilet in the train.

Clean and

handicap friendly. So cool!

08.59 pm – Arrived back at the hotel, tired as hell!

Spent about 10 minutes chatting to Vivian all the way back in Penang, Malaysia for free!!!!! All thanks to Android Skype and TS Hotel’s free wifi.

10.09 pm – 1 hour later and we were back in Ximen train station, ready for the night part of our timetable.

Feeling sexy.

10.26 pm – And then we arrived at Taipei City Hall Station.

The building with moving characters that displayed valuable information like the weather condition.

Saw the great 101 shrouded in mist from a distance while walking towards

the Neo 19 building where some of the coolest Taipei clubs/bar (Room 18, Lava, Barcode, Babe 18) were at.

10.41 pm – Room 18 just about to open their doors to patrons.

Rules.

Our table in the trance room as

the R&B room was fully booked.

Our table nicely fit 8 of us.

05.14 am – Arrived at our favourite after club hangout spot for supper.

How I miss having these while chatting about fun things that happened just hours before.

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3 thoughts on “6D5N Taipei Day 2 : Family Mart, Rainbow Channel, TRA Map, Keelung, Jiufen, Jinguashi, Pineapple Tarts, Aiyu Jelly, Gold Ecological Park, Miaokou Night Market, Oyster Omelet, Fried Vermicelli, Glass Noodles, Bubble Milk Tea, Train Toilet, Neo19, Room18, 7-Eleven”

  1. Chris

    Really enjoy reading your travel logs.

    What language do they speak in Taiwan? I presume Mandarin and the dialect? I suppose you are fluent in both eh!

    Really unusual place. Waiting for next installment.

    Regards

    Eric

  2. Hi,

    I was searching on how to go to Jiu Fen when I stumbled upon your travel post.

    Thank you for the detailed information, especially the tons of photos which help a lot.

    If I may just ask, which station did you alighted? Keelung? (if there is such station).
    I was told to go Rui Fang station and transit a 15 mins bus ride to Jiu Fen.

    Cheers.

  3. Hey Eric.
    You are right. Mandarin is the common language in Taiwan.
    I actually can’t read nor write in Mandarin, despite being of Chinese ancestry..

    Clarissa.
    I alighted from Keelung but Rui Fang is actually much nearer as they now have the convenient 15 minutes bus ride to Jiu Fen.
    You’ve been told correctly Clarissa. Go to Rui Fang.

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