Taiwan Graduation Trip: Days 1 – 4 (台北 / 台中 / 日月潭)

I graduated from college last month! With a computer science degree in hand and a job lined up, I moved out of dorms for the very last time. My s/o and I graduated together but he will be working in a different state for a while. We decided back in January to travel together before we said hello to LDR, so we chose Taiwan, which I absolutely loved when I visited with my family last year. We figured it would be a suitable beginner’s destination for us since we know the language and it’s very convenient to get around.

The first day was spent in Taipei. We ate breakfast at 阜杭豆浆, the best soymilk and youtiao place around (waited in line for twenty minutes). For lunch, my boyfriend’s granduncle treated us to 养心茶楼 (Yang Shin Tea House), a unique vegetarian restaurant that supposedly needs to be reserved two weeks in advance. Every single dish was vegetarian, but some resembled meat in texture and everything tasted amazing and surprisingly flavorful. I definitely recommend this place to anyone, regardless of food preference. In the evening, my boyfriend and I took the metro to Beitou, an area full of hot spring resorts. We picked 春天酒店 (Spring City Resort) for their co-ed outdoor hot springs. Very roomy, calming atmosphere, and reclining beach chairs and a beautiful lookout for when you want a break from the water. Under the darkening sky and steamy air, it felt as though nothing in the world could disrupt the peacefulness of the moment. Continue reading “Taiwan Graduation Trip: Days 1 – 4 (台北 / 台中 / 日月潭)”