Just got back in Taipei after our 4 day trip, here is the break down... So on Sunday we took off for the town of Ho Li. We took a 2 hour bus from Taipei, it was actually a very nice bus, we had our own personal tvs and reclining seats. We got to Ho Li, Matt, Jess and I checked into our hotel while Yushin went to go visit her family that lived there.
To Pass the time we went to the art gallery museum and saw a very cute exhibit of children book illistrations and art work. After watching "Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif" at the Hotel, Yushin and her family picked us up and we headed into the country side. We went to this temple up in the hills and stroled around for a bit. On the way there we bought some pineapples from a nearby pineapple farm. soooooooo good!
It started to rain so we headed to a small town to get some food. It was a very home grown meal, lots of tatsy veggies, shrimp and beer! Poor Matt didn't like the heads on the shrimp so Jess, Yushin and I ate most of them.
The rain stopped so we decided to drive back into the mountain to go see the fireflies. They supposedly light up the enitre hillside! After abouty a 30 minute drive we get higher and higher into the jungle
We finally stop at the entrance to the park and start walking down as the last bit of light is gone. Soon enough we start seeing the fireflies. There were so many. As cheesy as it sounds, it was pretty magical, walking through a jungly forrest with sparkly lights everywhere. Sadly after about 30 minutes it started pouring rain again so we had to go back, but it was worth it for that short amount of time. We stopped at Mc Donalds to pee and get some snacks, then headed back into town. We ended the night by getting tons of Taiwan beer and watching "Twilight: New Moon" on tv and lauging our asses off :P
I will tell the tale of our Kenting trip later. I'm off to go get some food and start hte night. Miss you all!!!