We arrived in 台中 on a plane that was called 春卷 (spring roll)。 We stayed near the art gallery, and while trying to contact the host for our stay, we had lunch in a lovely cafe with tiffany blue decor and wainscotting ~ It is such a welcoming treat. The food not only look as good as it tastes, it is also priced reasonably. At the evening we had a nice stroll in 美術園道。
We woke up and just randomly explored the city. I can spot cuteness in every corner, It is almost like walking in dreamland where there is an abundance of pretty things. We each ordered a "bubble tea" since it is the motherland of it. I chose 冬瓜檸檬 ( winter mellon and lemon) , it is very soothing for the ill.
With recommendation of my artistic friend and rose lover, Keith British, we got on a train and went for 田尾～ It is a small village that is almost unheard of, but it is a paradise for anyone who loves flower, cafe art and just a very slow and relaxing pace in life. There are not many tourists there, and there is only one hotel called 花宿。The hotel owner is very surprised that we are staying more than a day, as he thinks there is nothing to see. It is more like a mansion turned into a hotel. The owner is super personable, treating his guests like family. He made us nutritious smoothie and homemade waffles each morning, which in my opinion was better then the store bought ones.
The last night we stayed at 時光對白旅棧 (Story+ Hotel). It is a very new hotel but super tiny, like half the size of a cruise ship cabin. There is a huge teddy bear in the lobby and if you help fill out an survey you get a free polarid Photo :) The bustling night markets in Taiwan is another must see, I was not disappointed by 逢甲夜市. Once we wanted to order a snack, but wonder where the owner went, a boy suddenly raised up behind his silver cart out of no where and start prepping our order.
On our last day we visited 彩虹眷村 ( rainbow village) . This friendly old gentleman hand painted the whole village with vibrant colours. We were honoured to meet him and talked to him. He said I looked like his daughter ~ The happiness is very contagious there. There was also a masked super man dressed in rainbow colour costume playing guitar there. He handed me a postcard~ It is all very random and I was a little confused, maybe that is what Alice felt in her dreams.