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.
Sending out lots of love for the new year ahead. Thank you for checking in here all these while!
so very beautiful. all the best to you and yours in 2014!ReplyDelete
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
oh, and hong kong too, if you have the chance. thanks so much!!ReplyDelete
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 ;)Delete
Love love the decor!!ReplyDelete
Loving the decor!! Have a great new year, are you going to have early tuan nian fun? :)ReplyDelete
Haha I've going for my yearly cyber detox at KL again with HC's family. You? Will you be going anywhere?Delete
such pretty photographs!!!!ReplyDelete