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Taiwan | One-Month Solo Trip

Disclaimer: Long post mixed with Mandarin because it's about Taiwan and also because我可以。
Very first solo trip in my life was in Taiwan for a month and if visa allows, I would definitely stay much longer.
I'll be completely honest here, I was never interested to go to Taiwan at all.
Thanks to the superficial TV shows that were playing on TV that gave the idea that
all Taiwan has to offer is oily food at night markets.
大肠包小肠,爆酱this, 爆酱that. No thank you.
(And true enough, I went to two night markets and they're overrated. SS2 pasar malam is better.)


Anyway, what changed my mind was this blogger friend in Singapore
who showed me some pictures that he took during his trip in Taiwan.
It was more of a hiking trip for him, that was when I heard about 象山 and that was when I realized
it might not be a bad idea to travel to Taiwan after all.
Months later, a friend went to Tainan and shared his amazing experience.
That was it, I made up my mind to go there without knowing how big Taiwan is.
The only thing that I was sure of was that I didn't want the typical trip of 九分,士林夜市,台北101 and 阿宗面线。
It was a little difficult to decide which part of Taiwan I wanted to go until I found out this little place called Dulan.
You don't have to hold back your urge to laugh, cause I laughed when I first saw it too.
It seemed to be a pretty hipster place which I later met a Taiwanese who had never heard about this place. 
I was sure that this is the place that I want to be after finding out about this cool hostel
which is also a surfhouse in the little town.
I ended up spending three weeks here in Dulan, Taitung. 
I complained there was nothing to do on the first week but soon I fell in love.
I fell in love with the quaint and cute houses, how simple life is here and the nice people.
People are so nice it's hard to believe. 
I also gotten everyone who braided their hair to braid my hair 因为我手残还有不要脸。
一直都对原住民很好奇,在来的第一个礼拜就坐在漂流出口的主唱阿妞旁边。
她讲话好大声,还跟我说A-Lin是她表姐。
好的窝听桑梅娟唱排湾摇篮曲。虽然一个字都听不懂可是却哭了😢
去都兰遗址的路上偶尔有牌子说明阿美族母语,都兰真的太可爱了。
一直看到阿雅在脸书说都兰好山好水好无聊,真的是太中肯了
A lot of times it's the people who makes the trip remarkable instead of place itself ❤️
“你马来人可是中文讲好好哦!” 啊我是华人啊 D:
Had a hard time explaining that I'm a Malaysian but not a Malay.
终于可以在那里秀我的台湾腔也没有人会说我做作hehe
感谢Martin带我去铁花村,去了个好店lol 买了块很香的龙柏木每天一直在嗅哈哈哈哈
Martin骑车带我上月光小棧回程停下来看别人养的猪。
我跟Martin说我要不要试着偷一只回去。可能老板听到了,就拿了一只出来给我们玩。
好丢脸,但好开心🐷
And you must know that the mosquitoes here are pretty big. 
很大只很笨很好打
人生的第一次:搭便车、冲浪、潜水
一直很想hitchhike可是怕危险,听说台东超容易搭到车所以跟Heyman试了一次。
牌子举起来不到30秒就有人停下来让我们上车了T.T
司机很不顺路的带我们上鹿野,然后带我们去他家吃饭再送我们回宿舍。
我们真的太幸运了❤️这件事不能让我妈知道会被骂死🙊
我其实很怕水🌊
小时候学游泳有一次差点溺死(爸妈都不知道)
很开心自己这次征服了自己的恐惧,来之前一直很怕自己很笨会either冲浪死或潜水死
后来没有死🙋
氧气筒很重,每次潜回来都很饿晚上很快睡着。
海里很神奇,很安静,只听到自己的呼吸声。有点大声🐟
想在2018结束前去沙巴潜一次。
一直以为自己旅行可以变独立但后来发现自己依旧很佛系。
刚下飞机才发现碰到连假买不到火车票花了10小时到台东、去恒春也是朋友帮忙订票、
回台北也要托别人帮忙查时间表。大家幸苦了🙇
很多时候想说明天要去哪里,想到自己一个人去就有的纳闷。
可是很神奇的是到最后差不多每一次都不是一个人的 ❤️


感谢那些带我去玩的好人们🙏
去了红叶野生温泉,那里只有两位当地伯伯因为游客都不知道这里的。
最开心是不必给入门费🐳
爬象山原来很累,这里的博物馆入场费都好便宜。
还有感谢那些带我去吃的好人们。盐酥鸡被我拍得很艺术🍗
除了臭豆腐和米台目,其他东西都好淡🙊(对不起,马来西亚人很重口味)。
垦丁的生鱼片好新鲜好便宜,谢谢阿辉被逼带我连吃三天的生鱼片。
那也成了我潜水的唯一动力 🐠
台湾潜水的大家都好好哦,去垦丁潜水的话一定要找他们!
帅鱼bb与豪大西瓜❤️
在那里发现自己其实很有狗狗缘,有好几次狗狗都主动来找我 T.T
台11老板娘也问黄金Charlie怎么跟我这么熟,其实我们是初次见面呐 :3
谢谢在哇軋力共认识的好人们,隔壁鄭記食為天的老板们,隔壁珍珠奶茶店搭讪弟弟把我忘了的手机送回来🙇
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6 comments:

  1. I dont understand anything that you wrote in chinese but your photos are all sooooo niceeee!!! <3 Don't mind me asking, how much was the whole trip and how did you book the accommodation?

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    1. Hello rene rene! Hahaha most of them are my thoughts. thank you :3 Ahh I saved a lot on the accommodation in Dulan because I contributed 5 hours per day for 5 days a week in order to stay there for free. I spent RM1.7k for the diving course. Excluding that, I spent around RM1.8k for the one month. 70% goes to food hehehe

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  2. that looks so much fun! i love the photos of the dogs. so cute.

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  3. Is the first picture in this post a kangaroo?

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