The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears
I didn’t just type that here to describe my picture. My friends and I literally sang that song and shot a music video the moment we saw this place. And just like magic, all the exhaustion from our hectic itinerary since we landed were wiped away. We frolicked, danced, sang, and played like kids. At first I thought it’s just going to be my son and our family who will enjoy this place but it turned out that my friends enjoyed it too! How could I have forgotten that my friends and I have the same feather and so we flock together!? 😀
My only regret is that I didn’t dedicate one whole day for Flying Cow Ranch or book a room there. The place is huge and has lots of activities that we all wanted to try but couldn’t because we just allotted an afternoon there. I should have known that an afternoon is not enough! I should have thought about the moments that we all would have wanted to spend sitting on the grass, feeding the animals, hanging out at the shop to gobble up their super delicious milk pudding, or joining the DIY activities like ice cream making, milking cows, and baking cookies.
Note to self and advice to you, my readers, if you can just dedicate one whole free and easy day at the Flying Cow Ranch, it’s going to be worth it and not to mention, good for the soul 🙂
Will let my pictures in Flying Cow Ranch speak for themselves moving on.
It was also our last night in Taichung before we transferred to Taipei. We walked to Yizhong Night Market (sorry, no pictures) which was very walkable from Holiday Inn Taichung Park. We also took the opportunity to drop by Taichung Park which was right smack next to our hotel.
Some of us also went out and walked our way to 85 Degrees Bakery Cafe. There was nothing spectacular with their coffee and cakes but it was that moment with my friends that makes me remember this place. We stayed there for a little over an hour only because the shop was about to close (could not exactly recall the time but I think they close between 11:30pm-12:00am). And in that short period of time, we talked about a lot of things, stared at the street in front of the shop, and just let that Taichung vibe soak in. We actually prefer the Samcheongdong vibe in Seoul because it’s hip, artsy, cultural, and full of life, but Taichung isn’t bad at all.
Right now as I end this post, I just feel grateful for family and friends, and also for opportunities to travel together. I know there’s a different high to travel solo, go backpacking, and take that less traveled route, but for me, my high comes from traveling with family and good friends 🙂
My next post will be about our transfer to Taipei. Stay tuned!