OK, i can say this two are "quite" amazing vacations i've ever had.
Verse 1. ALISHAN a.k.a Alishan National Scenic Area (阿里山國家風景區)
Finally, after lived in Chiayi for almost 4 months, i had a chance to go to this famous (scenic) park in Taiwan. Well, let's just forget that the journey to Alishan was a little bit "rocky", not to mention that i also have to babysit my Vietnamese friend who was feel motion sickness (to be specified : bus-sickness) all the way. Hehehe, peace, Li Huei^^.
Here's some infos about Alishan : 1 ; 2 ; 3.
Honestly, i would be enjoying my vacation there if....it wasn't a WINTER (*gyahahahaa...i HATE COLD WEATHER the most). So, instead of feeling refreshed nor relaxed, i was too busy to think whether i can survive from this 8-centigrade-damned-cold-Alishan weather or not. Luckily, there's a place called Fenchihu (奮起湖), a small village down the hill, where I can satisfy my souvenirs-hunger for (-read : postcards^^) -------> a perfect weather distraction ;). I also found a cool eagle-shaped blade for my brother there (*Geme'...i bet you'll love it^^). All in all, i hope when the SPRING comes, i can go to that beautiful mountain again (*can't hardly wait to see the "legendary" cherry blossoms).
Verse 2. Taibao City (太保市), Chiayi County
This unpredictable vacation ended up perfectly to me^^. OK, imagine you knew someone only for two weeks and then he/she asked you to join their family vacation. This woman named Mbak Afong is the one who really did that. So, on Masehi New Year Holiday, i went to Taibao City (to The Animal Farm and Fisherman Villages) with Mbak Afong, Mbak Afong's hubby (*dunno his name ;p), and Mbak Afong's three-cute-little daughters and son. Not enough to bring me to those places, she also took me to her house and cooked INDONESIAN DISHES (*Subhanalloooohhh^^). Before that, she treated me Minsyong's special dish called duck noodles (鴨子 麵條). Yummy^^! At the end, she invites me to spend some nights in her house again later on Chinese New Year holiday (*Huaaaaaa...(burst into tears)...thanks a heap, Mbak Afong^^).
*Speaking of cuisines, I put this interesting blog link so I can check on it whenever i want to go to the nightmarket^^.