Hubs and I Woke up super early like 6+ am (Blame the body clock), went down to the reception of Shan-Yue HotSpring Hotel to request a soak in the Public Onsen. Opens at 7am, so we lounge around a while till 7am.
Bid our temp farewell with a cheeky “don’t start comparing your ding dongs with others ah” and proceeded respectively to our 男汤 and 女汤. Not allowed to take pics inside (duh!). Stole some pics from google!
Pic on the right features the changing room where we stripped down. Pic on the right is the public pool!
Showered before going in in order not to contaminate the baths, basic courtesy and expected of you. I actually went into the indoor one when an obasan who apparently frequents there beckons to me to go through a door and out in the open air bath as featured on the left pic. The temperature is hotter than the indoor bath and took me some squirmish time to get myself completely submerged with encouragement from the obasan! The people there are really so nice T_T.
Met up with hubs who was already done with his soak and he had similar experience with an ojisan lol. He actually wondering where all the ojisans disappeared to and noticed they went through a door that leads towards the public onsen.
Had a simple breakfast in the hotel and proceeded to transit to jiufen via train. Was really glad we prebooked the train tix!
Bought Bentos for our short trip!
Do Book your tickets in advance! http://www.railway.gov.tw/en/index.aspx
Hubs’s pork chop rice which I liked more than my own bento…
My chicken chop rice which hubs liked more than his own.. Swopped bentos…
Reached Ruifang in a jiffy and took a cab up to Jiufen while enjoying the scenery all the way up!
Walking towards our bnb and hubs caught sight of the dog! He just had to take a picture of the dog… zzz
Enjoyed the short walk to the bnb called 九份啊嬤的家!
The top entrance to the abode! Almost right at the doorsteps of Jiufen old street! It was winter there.. check out my hub’s T-shirt, jeans and slippers… tsk tsk
Dumped our barangs and we head out again to Ruifang to catch the Pingxi Line! Interestingly the train arrives at interval of an hour and at every stops. enabling visitors to enjoy an hour at each station before moving on to the next. You can purchase the pingxi line ticket which covers all the stops. We missed the train by ten minutes! Walked around while waiting for the next train!
Ruifang feels like really grandmaish!
I apologize for the photo quality as I’m just too lazy to edit them~~ lazy
We found gachapon machines outside their convenience store!