2.1.14

JIUFEN








We've heard a lot about Jiufen, both from friends who've visited and the 'Spirited Away' movie. It seemed to be one of those must-visit spots, but the truth is... ...we didn't enjoy it. The famous 'old streets' were simply too commercialized and swarmed too full of bus-loads of tourists for our liking.

We did however, find a beautiful little cafe nestled by the hillside that serves hakka-style tea and snacks, which became the highlight of this side-trip.

Kind of sums up my philosophy... ...when life falls short, have a good cup of tea.


P.S.
Sending out lots of love for the new year ahead. Thank you for checking in here all these while!

8 comments:

  1. so very beautiful. all the best to you and yours in 2014!
    xx

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  2. hi shirley!! i can't seem to find an email address on your blog, but i was wondering if you would be able to pass on some japan tips & recommendations for this spring. mike and i are planning to head over there in april. thanks so much! xxx janis (janis.roseanne@gmail.com)

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  3. oh, and hong kong too, if you have the chance. thanks so much!!

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    1. Hey I've just dropped you a line, let me know what you might like to do there, if I can't give suggestions I can check out with the natives ;)

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  4. Loving the decor!! Have a great new year, are you going to have early tuan nian fun? :)

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    1. Haha I've going for my yearly cyber detox at KL again with HC's family. You? Will you be going anywhere?

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  5. such pretty photographs!!!!

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