We continue down Pingxi Line and contemplated that we only have enough time for 2 more stops before shops started to close. They close early as it was Dec winter time and daylight wane real early. We decided to go on to the stops we did not get a chance to, the last time we came. We got off at the last stop Jing Tong (菁桐）.
Right in front of the train station..
25KM to Shifen (十分） and 0km to Bliss （幸福） according to the signs of the building.
I do love old streets, though this street was already flooding with tourists.. Ahem I was one of them. I love the old buildings, the overflowing wish bamboos hung all over the street, the friendly storekeepers, the street food seller. I love them, not something you can see in Singapore much. The rustic feel of the place makes for photographic background! BTW all the photos were taken with my iPhone, I was really reluctant to lug around even my 4/3 camera. We wanted to immerse ourselves in the experience and not be bogged down my bulky items.
Beautiful evergreen covered building with the wish bamboos again!
Sitting on the railway track for a photo. Quite dangerous I must say, which I will explain.
There were a lot of people at the railway track all taking selfies, wefies and whats not. A family of 4, parents with their young son and daughter were also busy taking photos when the sound for incoming train sounded. All the people scrambled to the platform which was quite high for the young children. Seeing the train approaching, I reach out to help the little girl up the platform as the mother helped her son and called for her husband. A few seconds in which the train arrived at the station. They thanked me and look flustered. I held my tongue, was not going to tell them my heart almost stopped.. Geez
Cute little direction post pointing you to the right direction yo!
Spotted a lone rustic building across the station!
Doesn’t this street looks like something out of spirited as well or some fairy tale?
It was starting to get dark, and we were getting hungry. Our mission was to find food but we keep getting distracted!
Check out this Beauty and Beast cafe with their display, sadly it was closed already T_T
This picture was really random ahahahaha! As you can see though, most of the shops were closed or closing already.. I do wonder though, where were the dude rushing to..
Somehow, we came across the bridge, the memory got hazy though..
And look we got food! Simple but delicious fare! Braised meat rice (Hub’s fav) and golden needle flower soup or something! I love that soup! Light with a gentle fragrance!
Back to our Bnb at Jiufen and it was already pitch dark. The view from our airbnb balcony. Twas winter and the night feels really cool and dreamy. Felt so happy to be away from Singapore hustle and bustle once in a while. I still love you a lot Singapore!! ❤
Another picture, you can see the sea far off. Good night good people~
Will write about Jiufen （九份） and Jinguashi （金瓜石）in the next post. And maybe more since my kuku husband just gave me the photos he took in his phone.. *grumbles*