Taiwan Trip

Our second trip to Taiwan is more “luxurious” than the last time.

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With a big enough party, renting a chauffeur with car is not too expensive.

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Everyone gets to sit comfortably and there is no changing buses midway.

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Aiden is enjoying his first time at a hotel.

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We’re teaching him to give Auntie Monkichi a massage.

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He loves to walk through this hallway and towards the elevator.

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So free and so much fun!

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I think Aiden will enjoy the trip the most out of all of us, even though he won’t remember it when he grows up.

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The second day the chauffeur is going to take us around.

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First stop: 野柳

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Nice view.

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Our chauffeur estimated 2 hours here.

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Look at the layers of the stone.

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Amy didn’t pay attention and stepped onto the stone.

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That’s a big no no!

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There are many “security guards” making sure people follow directions.

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Aiden loved to sit here.

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He kept wanting to go back.

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Auntie Monkichi even smiled for the camera just for Aiden.

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Aiden is having a wonderful time exploring.

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He didn’t want to hold hands.

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Grandpa and Grandma had an umbrella up to keep the raindrops away.

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Good thing it was only raindrops here and there.

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Grandma has a surprise gift for Aiden.

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Not just one, but 6 cars.

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Next stop: 九份

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This stop is mainly for the snacks.

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Guava juice – Aiden absolutely loved.

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Next stop: 黃金博物館

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Look at that big gold bar, there’s a scale to let you know how big you’d be if you were a gold bar.

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Then: 十分

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Time to write our wishes on the 天燈

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Pink stands for happiness – so Mommie wanted to especially write it for Aiden.

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Grandpa helped with the others.

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Blue stands for Money-related so Daddie wrote this one.

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Amy has always wanted to do things such as this.

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Each color is supposed to stand for different things, but I’ve already forgotten what they stand for.

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That’s smart of them to help you take pictures.

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He told us where to hold and when to turn  it.

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Amy was super scared the “lamp” would catch on fire while she’s holding it.

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If you decide to go, make sure you don’t make the brush too wet.

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Otherwise you will be waiting a while before the ink dries.

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Nor do you have to worry about being wasteful or “non-green.”

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They have people to pick up these fallen lamps and recycle them.

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Wow look at the lamp behind us, words looks so nice.

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Makes Amy’s writing look even more juvenile than it already is.

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But she felt writing it herself shows more 誠意.

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Time to let go!

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Up, up and away.

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Bring the prayers to the heavens.

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Amy’s praying for it all to come true.

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Who knew she was so much into praying.

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Time for some rare family pictures.

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Aiden didn’t want to part with his blankie.

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Everyone says he’s like the character in Snoopy – Linus.

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He’s becoming more and more reliant on it.

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We’ll have to slowly reduce the addiction…after we return home.

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Our Auntie Monkichi unwillingly took a picture just so we would leave her alone.

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Last stop with the chauffeur: 青桐

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Aiden enjoyed standing there even though he didn’t really take more than a step.

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If only he was this cooperative at the gold museum.

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I don’t know why he was so happy.

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But Amy on the otherhand was a mess.

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There were more stray dogs here than the other places we went to.

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She was alert and on guard the whole time we were there.

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We also had 阿婆日本冰.

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The Flower shaped red bean one was just looks, but the regular tofu ice cream we had was rich in tofu flavor.

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Taipei 101

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We didn’t get to check it out last time, so here we are..decision at the last minute.

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The elevator was super quick, just like that we were on the 89th floor.

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They closed the top floor due to the weather.

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They gave us some coupons.

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Daddie bought an ice cream float.

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Aiden and I shared a very sorry cup of vanilla bean.

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It had no taste, quality was way worse than the vanilla ice cream at Baskin Robbins we had before leaving LA.

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But Aiden didn’t mind it.

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He was just happy to be about.  He loved climbing up and down the benches.

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But the view wasn’t very nice due to the weather.  It’s probably prettier at night though with all the lights.

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Fun on the bed.

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Great way to relax the feet after walking.

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Aiden just loves to play with the remote control.

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We especially requested a crib just for him.  He slept just fine.

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Aiden loves this elevator ride the most, as it’s designed just for him!  He’s the only one with a seat.

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Supermarket stop.  Aiden kept hitting his head on the bar but no complaining from him.

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We’re at the airport and they actually have diapers and wipes there for usage.

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There’s even a play area!  Aiden had tons of fun!


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