Having explored Taipei City quite thoroughly the past two weeks, Hui Chee, Olivia and I finally left Taipei City! We started our day early at 8am to go to Zhongxiao Fuxing Road MRT Station. There, we transferred to take the 1062 bus that goes to Jioufen. The ride was 1.5 hours long and I recommend sitting on the left side of the bus for the best scenery!
Previously, I did not know what to expect out of Jioufen but it was beautiful and reminded me of Japan. We went to the Jioufen Old Street which was full of souvenir and food stores. There were cookies, jerky and teas to try as you walk down the street.
|Jioufen Old Street|
|Shaved ice with mochis|
|Fishballs in soup|
|Touching a block of gold!|
|Heping Island Park|
We headed back to Keelung to visit the famous Miaokou Nightmarket! It is not very large but the food sold here has some variety compared to the ones in Taipei. I got four pieces of sushi for NT10 each, one whole sliced mango for NT50 and pig blood rice cake for NT10. I was skeptical to try the pig blood rice cake at first but after seeing it sold at so many nightmarkets I felt that I needed to give it a try. Turns out that it just tasted like very salty rice cake.
Cannot wait to explore more of this island!