Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
This past Saturday, my roommate and I ventured out with our hiking book in hand and "Big Sharp Mountain" as our goal. We had a rocky start, with a few wrong buses here and there but our luck sure changed as we got closer to our destination. We ended up catching a free shuttle from the middle of nowhere to the trail head of our hike---that little shuttle bus saved us an hour uphill walk to the trail head! Then we came upon three Buddhist temples and in front of one was a party! Well, it was more like a full time mini-carnival, but it was sure happenin by the time we got down. The parents were chatting, the kids were bouncing about on their sugar highs and the stray dogs were happy.
As we got further up, "Big Sharp Mountain," we met one of its lovely waterfalls. The mist and breeze this waterfall emitted was very refreshing and energizing like none other. I could have stayed there for hours! As we hiked further up the mountain we learn why it earned the name, "Big Sharp Mountain." It was well worth it though!! From the top, you can see clear to the ocean and across the whole of Taipei along with the famous 101. Also on top, they've created a mossy rock garden paved with green trees........