Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 6: Yangmingshan National Park [陽明山國家公園]

~19th March 2014~
Tada~! That's a real clock ticking away. It's just like what we've seen from the official website of the country. I should have taken the photo from a higher ground. How could I not think of that? How silly :(
There will be shuttle buses taking you into the scenic places all over the hill. It's something which we missed as well due to lack of time in hand. We have purchased our high speed rail tickets on the first day itself upon arrival thus, we had to follow strictly to our schedule. That's the only guideline that we had to follow accordingly. Anyway, we got to strike off one of the things we wanted to do from our bucket list, not like we really have a bucket list. There are lots of beautiful flowers as it was spring season but we wanted to see the sweet osmanthus in pink and it came in different colours as well.
Sitting under the old oak tree sweet osmanthus tree. I would like to sit under an old oak tree... one day, it shall come to pass. I don't think we really have any regrets no doubt we missed out on all the lovely trails. We're happy and that's what matters. 
There are various colours of bougainvilleas as well. I grew up with a small hill in front of the house with lots of bougainvilleas. This is the sight that makes you feel like you're in dreamland. Talking about sleeping on a bed of roses. How did that idiom come about when roses have thorns? It wouldn't be comfortable to lie on a bed of roses with all the thorns poking you.
It's okay whether the waterfall is man-made or natural. It's beautiful. I think this is where I started falling in love with flowers. I do not like flowers in a bouquet. That's why I insisted on planting flowers in my own garden. Too bad that our weather is too hot to let any of those beautiful colourful flowers live. 
We totally ditch our eating plan. We didn't have nay breakfast and lunch time was nearing. Still there's no time to sit down properly for food. Then, we saw this lady selling sweet potatoes. The price was very reasonable and I don't think she would lie about the sweetness of her sweet potatoes.
Mi mama and pinky bought the purple and the yellow sweet potatoes. They were really sweet. I think that's for brunch - breakfast + lunch. I will have to remind myself not to cheat our hungry stomach during our next trip together.
I had that for lunch. Sausage roll waiting to be deep-fried. The taste was really horrible. The bread was powdery to the point of choking. Why? Why can't the deep fried food be nicer? My hubby can make better deep fried food~!
Goodbye~! I'm sure we won't be back again, with no regrets. One more thing that I want to complain, please put more dustbins at the parking lot, the entrance and the exit and everywhere you can see lots of people mingling around and also near the stretch of food stalls. It's ridiculous to walk all the way to the entrance just to get to a small dustbin. Rubbish were strewn on the road at the parking lot and when I saw a staff of the national park sweeping the rubbish, I asked him nicely whether I could throw our rubbish into the big rubbish bag he has with him. He answered rudely,"NO!" Almost yelling at me. He said the rubbish must be thrown into the dustbin at the entrance which would be a 10 minutes walk away. I ended up keeping all our rubbish in my bag.

You are a very rude man. The municipal worker outside my house, whenever they see me walking out with bags of rubbish, they would quickly tell me to put it into their rubbish bag to save me from walking far. Rude man~!!! I should have thrown my rubbish on the road itself and let you continue sweeping since you stingy fella refuse to let me throw into your rubbish bag. Keep on sweeping~! There will be more tourists from the mainland who couldn't stand not able to find any rubbish bin. Wait till they throw in your beautiful garden~!!! Whole of Taiwan don't have enough rubbish bin, want us tourists to keep our rubbish in our bags... follow China please. China has rubbish bins at every turn of your head.

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