Taipei Day 6 – Taipei Pet Fair 2018

Whoops totally forgot about the last day lol. XD

Bought sushi/kimbab from a random bakery on the way to the metro station. We only found out about the pet fair during the trip and thank goodness we managed to catch it on our last day. Abit of mad rush though. But totally worth it! ❤

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Why our bakeries don’t have these… T_T

Taipei Pet Fair

It was held at the Taipei World Trade Centre. I remember it was quite a bit of walk from the metro station. We reached there slightly before they opened and I was pretty surprised to see a queue forming already.

It was pretty much like our Pet Expo. Unfortunately it was in conjunction with their cat exhibition so almost half the booths were catered to cats. There were also a lot of clothing booths, which didn’t quite interest me either. Saw several familiar brands like Petkit and K9 Natural, and new brands like Dog Cat Star. They have many types of freeze dried treats and a couple of freeze dried food. A little expensive but I had so much fun shopping there!

I think after my pet shopping spree in Japan and Taiwan, Singapore’s Pet Expo is pretty boring already. 😛

And that’s the end of this short short trip. Looking forward to see what I can get in my next trip!

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Taipei Day 5 – Yangmingshan & Shilin Night Market

Cho Café

When checking in, Cho Hotel gave us a little envelope which included 5 little discount coupons to be used in their café. So we used them for breakfast. Can’t remember how much in total was the discount but I do remember we didn’t have to pay anything for breakfast. XD

Also came with coupons for seafood platters at a nearby steamboat place, though we didn’t utilize them.

Yangmingshan

I believe there are several ways to get to YMS so do google your preferred way. This was ours: Ximending Station (metro) Jiantan Station (紅5 bus) YangMingShan terminal. From the YMS  bus terminal, bus 108 goes in a loop. Do take note though, that there are red and green 108 buses. Can’t remember which is which, but one is an express while the other stops at all the places. 🙂

竹子湖

Didn’t plan for this but not sure why we alighted lol. This place is apparently famous for their calla lilies, but it was the wrong season when we went so the fields were all empty. 😦

Quite a long walk to the main calla lily fields and you have to walk along the winding main road, but the scenery was pretty good and weather was very cooling.

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Empty fields T_T

Had lunch at a nearby restaurant. It was pretty packed; not sure if the food’s famous or cos it’s the only eatery there lol. If you want to eat there, do be early. Their 白切雞 sells out fast.

Wouldn’t really recommend this hotpot though. Freaking expensive and not as nice as I expected. The other 2 were good! 😛

After our lunch, the owner/staff said that it was walkable to our next destination – 小油坑. And apparently faster than taking the 108 again. However! She failed to mention it was a hiking trail and we were obviously not properly attired for it (shorts and slippers). If you’re planning on doing some hiking, you can try our route. Otherwise PLEASE take the bus. 😦

Anyways, from the eatery, you turn right and walk all the way along the road. You’ll reach the hiking trail entrance (it’s on your left and there’s a sign).

Not sure if we walked the correct way but you’ll end up at the main road. Cross opposite and head into the parking area, and there will be another trail leading to 小油坑 (watch out for the sign). After climbing uphill for some time, we reached yet another parking area, and another super uphill trail. Follow it and you’ll eventually reach 小油坑.

小油坑

It was a super duper misty day so this was the only thing we could see lol.

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Spent a lot of time hiking and we didn’t have much time before the last 108 bus. Decided to give up and head back to town.

Shilin Night Market

Took the 紅5 bus from YMS bus terminal back to Jiantan Station, and Shilin is just opposite! So convenient right? XD

Last day liao!

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