Today is the day we visited Taipei Bike Lane! Before that, we couldn’t miss dropping off Sunmerry bakeshop and cafe to buy some breakfast.
Sunmerry is the place where I realized that most of the locals there can’t speak or understand english. Most of them can only converse in Chinese. (TIP: If you’re planning to visit Taiwan, you should probably learn basic Chinese) Lucky for us, we had Alain to translate for us.
It actually feels good to speak Tagalog in a foreign country – nobody can understand you. Haha! We weirdly enjoyed that part. lol
ANYWAY, ever since we’ve known Alain, he always raves about Taipei Bike Lane (hey that rhymes, HAHA). Taipei is a bike friendly place. It is one of the main modes of transportation there.
In Taipei Cycling, you can rent different kinds of bikes that you can even try out first. It’s pretty cheap! (More info here) They have STRETCHES of parks, with amazing view of flowers, nature, city, and a lot more! They also have basketball and other sports facilities inside. You can park your bike anywhere to use them. My photos doesn’t do any justice to its beauty.
Alain told me that he used to go here early in the morning just to bike around, relax, and play basketball. Makes me wish that we had something like this in Manila.
Yes you can rent a “Lovers Bike” It’s actually hard to use. I guess lovers should really have a deep, intimate connection in using this kind of bike. (HAHA!)I can’t wait to go back to this place, bring food or a book, and just chill in the cold relaxing weather.
We didn’t want to stop biking, but we had limited time so off we went!
After our tiring bike adventure, we gave 陳三鼎 Bubble Tea a try. It’s not actually milk tea, but milk and pearls, and they are superb! I couldn’t get enough of it!
Alain’s old school was nearby so we dropped by for a quick tour.We went to JIOU-WU Beef Noodles Group and I’m telling you……..these are the best beef noodles you will ever try in your life! It’s located in a small street.Another bummer tho, the menu is in Chinese.
The beef is just sooo soft and juicy. Each serving is big enough to share. I actually wished I could bring this home to mom! After lunch, Alain’s parents were sweet enough to take us to the coffee shop I wanted to visit: The Costumice Cafe. (I blogged about this here)
We went on a boat to Lover’s Bridge. The rainbow bridge is so pretty. (But the boat ride on the way there was scary – I wouldn’t dare to go there again at night! Haha)
After that we had a quick Ramen dinner at Taipei Main Station (was too hungry to shoot haha!) Then before going home, Alain was brave enough to wait for Uncle Tetsu’s loooong line. It was worth the wait. Cheesecake freshly baked for you! The stall was so popular, each person couldn’t buy more than 2 cheesecakes at once. So have your family or friends line up with you!
Awesome midnight snack to wrap up the day! Ahh! I can’t wait to go back.