Bubble milk tea, here I come! That’s the first thought that came to my mind when I got the invitation for a media trip to Taiwan to get the inside scoop of the latest trends and techniques in dermal filler from Restylane. Of course, there will be another post on the whole subject altogether, but let’s start with my travel journal first.
I’ve never visited Taiwan and from what I’ve heard, it’s quite a nice place to visit, though I only got the chance to visit the capital – Taipei. It’s a very packed 4-day trip but I was lucky enough that the organisers included visiting tourists attraction as well as the various night markets that Taiwan is known for.
I flew Garuda Indonesia, departing close to midnight and arriving close to 7 AM the next day. Now my problem is that we didn’t get the chance to tidy up once we landed in Taiwan and we went straight to our next itinerary. Let the pictures speak!
The first destination that we went to is Teresa Teng Memorial Park (Yun Garden) in Jinbaoshan. She’s a famous Taiwanese singer who reportedly died from an asthma attack while on holiday in Thailand. I didn’t know who Teresa Teng was until that day, but it’s said to be a beautiful place to visit. And a visit to this place will surely change your perception of the conventional cemeteries impression that is very dark and solemn. In fact, it’s placed in a hilly area with beautiful scenery overlooking the coasts of Jinshan. The stone sculptures in the picture above should convey what I mean, you wouldn’t think that this is at a cemetery wouldn’t you?
The giant piano placed on the park of the cemetery and it’s a working one!
Uniqlo x Orla Kiely turtleneck | (X)S.M.L pants | Mango jacket | Brioni belt | Unbranded beanie| Miu Miu spectacles | Gianni Chiarini bag
Mel by Melissa flats that were just perfect for Taipei’s rainy weather.
Tim Ikan Malas for lunch
After lunch, we headed to Yehliu Geopark located in a cape north coast of Taiwan. At this geopark you can see a number of rock formations from natural occurrence that if you give enough imagination bears resemblance to a shape that are more familiar from your everyday activity. Like this one above, for me, it looks like a love shape. The most well-known shape is “The Queen’s Head”, but I didn’t get the chance to take a picture. The view of this place is breathtaking and the surrounding is made for a tourist- friendly park with pathways for the disabled.
The next destination is Taipei 101, previously the world’s tallest building from 2004 up until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai (2010). No surprise that the elevator noted as the world’s fastest passenger elevator. It only took me less than 40 seconds to reach the 89th floor of the building – with slight dizziness as a side effect.
Taking the obligatory picture with Taipei 101 mascot.
Taipei from the 89th floor. Everything looks so small!
That’s about it from my day 1 Taiwan trip. I actually went to the Ximending night market after dark, but sorry, this girl was too busy shopping to take any pictures.