One:

mug
In Neiwan, Sabrina found a small shop where she could buy ceramic mugs and personalize the wooden handle. At the top, she wrote her nickname for her boyfriend in Chinese.

Two:

yum
Yummy pyramid-rice-meat-steamed-wrapped-in-leaves thingy! No, seriously, these are delicious.

Three:

train
Riding the train from Neiwan to Hsinchu. This is the conductor, who was in the same car as us, but never checked my ticket. That’s a good thing, because I’d bought the¬†wrong one at half the price (67 cents as opposed to $1.40.).

Four:

biking
We rented three quad bikes to ride around Nanliao. Here are Ryan, Linda, Jack, and Sunny behind us.

Five:

nanliao
The Nanliao coastline. Look far enough and you’ll see China.

Six:

path
We biked on the 17km of Scenic Coastline, as the guidebooks like to call it. Sabrina and I didn’t want to do it, but Sunny wouldn’t accept No. And then we had a blast.

Seven:

dumplings
Din Tai Fung, a world-famous dumplings restaurant. You can watch the chefs make the dumplings fresh, by hand, in the kitchen. They are the most delicious dumplings you’ll ever eat.

Eight:

balloon
Check out the blue balloon. At the 7 o’clock position – do you see it? DO YOU SEE THE DART? Yeah, I almost won a pony, but that stupid green dart was a millimeter off.

Nine:

bird
We played real-life Angry Birds. This is why I love night markets in Taiwan – the ridiculous and super fun games.

Ten:

 

pots
These are the essential oils pots I posted about previously. My mom wants me to get her some, which I should’ve realized while we were in Neiwan. So hey – if you want an essential oils pot, I’ll try to get you one, too.