Today was my first glimpse of horses/ponies in Taiwan - not very exciting.
I had a small emotional breakdown when I was getting too hot and needed to stop for a/c & an iced caramel mocha frappe! Immediately!
We walked around the streets a little bit and saw great pottery and glassworks and an amazing apartment block, completely overrun by shrubbery! I was looking up at it, so everyone walking past did to - how to start a trend!
A superb day - bought some touristy gimmicks, ate the famous tall ice-creams (Not great I'm afraid!) and ended up at a magic rooftop patio. It overlooked the promenade, the sunset and the river while we drank draft beer. No one else was brave enough to sit outside - all safely inside with a/c - so we had the deck all to ourselves (except from some Boeing engineers that wanted to chat) . There was mint, rosemary, roses and a frangapani tree so I was in heaven.
Stumbled off to find deep-fried food and I had some delicious battered mushrooms and a wonton shrimp on a skewer. Kim had some deep fried dumpling thingy - we avoided the stinky tofu and squid on a stick! Are there any squid left in the ocean?
We only left Danshui at 20h45 with the wildest bus driver yet! He shaved 15 mins off the journey time, despite stopping on the side of the highway to buy dinner! Kim found it hysterical- I was petrified & very grateful that I hadn't had another beer!
So another great Sunday - yippeeee!