|HSR Single Trip ticket|
As we had luggages and also didn't know where to drop off if we took the bus, we decided to take the offer from the taxi driver. It took us 1.5 hrs to reach to our Minsu. However, do note that the roads up to the Cingjing farm are steep and winding, so some people may get dizzy during the 1.5hrs ride. We arrived at the Sunnydale Minsu at about 12pm and could not check in yet (as the check-in time is 3pm). The Minsu staff gathered us around and explained the activities for that day and the next.
|Sunnydale Minsu @ Cingjing|
|Carton King Restaurant - chairs and decorations made of carton|
|Carton King - Drink in box and cup hold made of carton|
|Carton King - Lunch set menu|
|Carton King - My Set Lunch (yummy!)|
|Carton King - Exterior view|
After the satisfying lunch, remembered to redeem the tickets for the Small Swiss Garden. The Minsu staff (aka driver) said that he would pick us up at 1.30pm at the entrance of the Carton King. So, we quickly toured the Small Swiss Garden. It was not a big garden and we managed to "see see look look" and also took pictures within half an hour. The weather was quite unpredictable and started raining.
|Small Swiss Garden|
|Cingjing Farm - slightly misty due to the rain|
We waited for the rain to stop and walked downhill. In my opinion, it was quite dangerous to walk on the narrow roadside. We reached the mid way point and there was this resting area (this area is at the lower end of the farm near the exit). It might be due to the rain, many stalls were closed. We bought a pear 雪梨 from a store and later then we realised that the stall had overcharged us.
|雪梨 (overpriced in this stall - beware!)|
The day is shorter during this period. The sky darkens at around 5.30pm. We went back to the hotel and enjoyed a brief view from the balcony of the hotel. Strange, it was not raining at the hotel which is just 5 minutes away from the Cingjing Farm.
|Mountain view from Sunnydale Minsu|
|View of the Old England Hotel from Sunnydale Minsu|
|Purple and black flowers - Can anyone identify this?|
|Unique flower - suspect it is a type of morning glory?|
Continue my trip at Day 3.