Neon Tourist

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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This is proof of the hardcore tourists we can be.
We (pretty much) NEVER EVER join tour groups. We have a theory that (almost) everything is better done DIY. Though we'd never argue with having a good knowledgeable insightful guide to bombard with 101 of the most complex and difficult questions, including the meaning of life in their society. But otherwise, isn't wandering around by ourselves in strange cities all the more exciting, exhilarating and rewarding?

So this time was no different. It was the first day of the lunar new year. We planned a trip out to Yehliu, these wacky geological formations shaped by the onslaught of wind and wave on the north eastern coast of Taiwan. After confirming with the concierge that the site would be open for visitors, followed with looks of pure concern and worry the moment they discovered we were making the hour-and-a-half long journey on the public regional bus system, we headed out under the grey swelling clouds armed with an umbrella each. How do you truly prepare for a day of chilly rainstorms and wind lash anyway?

Somehow, in the name of adventure and interesting experiences, braving the wind and rain was well worth it. By the way, happy valentines day.


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1 - 8. Yehliu Geopark on a stormy day.

7 comments:

Noelle Chantal said...

My my I want to go there!! I love the weird formations and I love that the weather was stormy the day you went touring. Amazing shots! I can sense 4th photo will look great as a print of a fitted floor lenght dress. ;) Take care guys!!

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

Wow those rock formations are so awesome - I am a total nerd for anything like that - I would love to visit. Its certainly made the dream travel list.
Gems x

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

Wow those rock formations are so awesome - I am a total nerd for anything like that - I would love to visit. Its certainly made the dream travel list.
Gems x

galatea. said...

wow this is truly amazing! and what a wonderful experience it surely was for all of you. those neon rain jackets go perfectly with the terrain! you guys look like child aliens wandering around a deserted land haha what a trip! i would have screamed soo loud at the top of my lunges if i was there xx

laura said...

the first photo with matching raincoats is just hilarious but so aesthetically pleasing ! never came to think of that ..

Dress Code: High Fashion said...

What a super-surreal landscape! (It just reminded me how urgently I need to get out of my well-known environment and explore new grounds!)

It`s ok to be a tourist. Also a tourist in a group. We all deserve some "laid-back guidance" sometimes.

Best, Jen

Ida Ayu Melati said...

AAAA! this is soooo... no words. I need to see something like this! Here in Indonesia we have something similar, but the feel and the respect aura from the people here is missing. So, everything with a beautiful landscape, sometimes feels just not good...