Miss. Delicious #94 : Hualien's cultural heritage and ridiculous food bonanza!

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Dear Steemit Friends:

Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park was originally a wine-making factory, the 26 warehouses that make up the 33,000 square meter complex have been turned in to a public exhibition space and areas for creative manufacture.

I am most looking forwards to taking you on a more cultural and local exploration. Sometimes my blogs are of course about areas of outstanding natural beauty or to see man made wonders of the world, but today we've got something a little different. Not that anything you will learn about today wasn't incredibly special, but just that it was all a little more personal, local and a little less well known.

As those of you who have followed me for a long time will know, I love to get involved more in the more local customs and foods of the places I visit. It is always amazing to go to popular tourist destinations and see the most visited areas, but I find much joy in visiting attractions that are more representative of local and daily life. Today we're going to explore the Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park (HCCIP) in Hualien City.

The HCCIP is located right in the centre of Hualien City and represents impressive re-purposing of old industrial buildings to support and create culture and creativity. Originally a wine-making factory, the 26 warehouses that make up the 33,000 square meter complex have been turned in to a public exhibition space and areas for creative manufacture.

The warehouses were closed as wine-making factories in 1988, after a long service as industrial manufacturing buildings. There is a diverse range of different buildings in the HCCIP reflect the different stages at which the factory originally developed. There are even Japanese dormitory style buildings built between 1928 and 1933 for the employees of the factory, as well as some structures that are remnants of the Japanese occupation period that were used by the Japanese military during World War II.

With this rich and diverse history you'll understand that the Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park (HCCIP) looks back at the industrial past as part of its own culture. Culture is, of course, the total sum of all of the different aspects of life, art, creation and life of a place or people. I think it was a very clever idea to use this old warehouse complex for its new purpose. What could have been left to become a rotten, decaying reminder of an industry long departed, the city has breathed new life in to these buildings which, though industrial, are part of the cultural history.

The land and buildings were obtained in early 2011 to build the HCCIP and the first trial of the idea was launched late the same year, where 30% of the buildings were opened with cultural exhibitions and creative shops. The park was fully opened in 2015, now using the majority of the original 26 factor warehouses!

Upon first arriving I wanted to just explore the building complex. It is very large and has many different buildings of different industrial styles, reflecting the history of the place as a manufacturing centre. The different buildings have clearly been built as the manufacturers required more space or more housing for workers in the factory. It is a bit of a maze actually and that isn't helped by the fact that the buildings have now been re-purposed to become many different things.

Some of the buildings have become shops, some have become restaurants, some have become exhibitions and some are areas for local hand made craftsmen to sell the items that they have made. There is not really a logical order to where you'll find each of these different things. I expected that they might have made 'districts' within the complex, for example having all of the shops in one area and all of the food outlets in a kind of 'food court' area. They didn't do this. But that's OK, I wasn't in a rush and being slightly lost in the maze of buildings let me appreciate the innovative use of the warehouses.

As you can see, the buildings have real character - like the wrinkles on an old man's face who has lived a long and busy life. You can see wear and tear that shows fatigue, practicality and good use on each of the buildings. Many of the exteriors have had modern work done on them to create signs and advertising but they haven't scrubbed away the character of the history either.

Many of the old signs that once guided factory workers and vehicles around the site are still there, slowly rusting next to the brand new signs of the restaurants and exhibitions that you can find. Inside most of the buildings have been completely renovated with bright lights, white walls and new displays. However, the period features are still visible, with the original windows and metal staircases well preserved but re-painted and de-rusted!

You can see above this little area that I found inside one of the buildings. Designed as a kind of seating area to get some food, there was grass and little bonsai trees growing on a shelf just inside the building and around the edges of the tables. As I looked at this little garden inside a building I realised that there was a little nest of eggs! Obviously the nest itself was man made but I thought that the eggs themselves might actually be real because they had a warming light shining on them as if they were incubating the little chicks inside to help them hatch! I didn't want to disturb them if they were real so I didn't get close enough to check - I like to think that one day soon there will be little hatchlings appearing from those eggs to sing to the visitors.

You can see quite clearly the different styles of the place as you move around, with many of the buildings being made from metal and concrete, as you'd expect from a manufacturing warehouse, but many also being clad and designed with wood too. I was trying to imagine what each of the buildings might have been originally used for. There's something quite interesting about abandoned buildings because it lets you imagine the people and the activities that would have once been walking around and working here.

Obviously the HCCIP is no longer abandoned, but its original purpose has been. The factory workers who would have once walked these halls have been replaced with tourists and it has a very different feel now to how it would have done 30+ years ago. I imagine there must still be people in the city who once worked here, it would be so interesting to walk around with them and hear their stories of the place but unfortunately I did not meet anyone like that!

There are two types of retail here in Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, the first is more what I'd consider a 'gift shop', though admittedly with more unique things for sale than you'd usually expect. However, these areas did still have that slightly tacky gift shop feel. I actually like that!

The second type of retail that you find in the HCCIP is the real gem of the project - the hand made crafts from local people. The space was designed to be a centre for all things cultural and creative, hence the name, and that also means providing space for crafts people to produce and sell their wares. There were so many different stalls with different hand crafted items on, usually with each person specialising in something.

I spent a very long time walking between the stalls, and talking to these people who have put a lot of love and time in to making each of the items that they were selling. There were many different types of crafts, from jewellery to hats to woodwork and many of the people who were running the stalls were sat at their little tables, making more of the things that you could buy! I thought this was really quite special because it showed everyone that these people were the real makers of these items.

Sometimes you might go somewhere that sells hand made things but perhaps the person selling them isn't really the crafts person. Here, you know that all of the things you see have been made by the person you're buying off and that's really special.

The Cultural Exhibitions


The other aspect of the Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park other than the buildings and the creative manufacturers is the cultural exhibitions. As you can imagine, 26 warehouses gives quite a lot of exhibition space and so where we will explore now is through those many different rooms. What I would say, and what you will see, is that there is very little uniformity between the exhibitions. There are some old things mixed in with new things, practical things mixed in with art. It's quite quirky!

These rooms I found most interesting because they had preserved many of the artefacts from the past productions within the factories. There was not much information on each item so you had to try and guess what they might have been used for! This first room shows the most rustic and basic equipment used when this was a distillery and wine-makery, such as baskets for carrying and sacks for storing grain.

Next you start to see the more modern equipment used for making the alcohol. I didn't fully understand what each thing did but you can see in the background that there are photos of some of these original machines in place where they used to be in the factories. This place certainly must have made a lot of alcohol because some of the containers you can see in the pictures behind were huge!

Some examples of the bottles for the alcohol and a random rope

Back to some of the more rustic equipment used in the making like jars for storage

Here you can see a good example of what I mean about old meeting new. Next to these old jars, vases and tea pots there were also these cat pillows, exhibitions of crafts and the modern shiny signs pointing to the next area. I suppose that culture is the total sum of both a place and people's past and present so perhaps this is how it should be!

This shows the different ethnic minorities that once ruled separate regions of Taiwan.

More items to buy, laid out in one of the exhibitions.

Beautiful display of different items to buy and look at.

Well, you know me! I am always a little silly and when I saw this crazy colourful statue I just had to strike a pose! I think I got it just right. Can you even tell which one is the statue and which one is me? If I'm honest I'm not sure what the statue was supposed to be, perhaps just some art? Or perhaps a mascot for the factory? Or the logo for the old company? I wasn't really sure but she was very brightly coloured and you all understand how much I love colour by now!

Here you can see some of the spaces that are used by local artists and crafts people to make some of their products, but also places where at times I think you can go and learn to make things yourself. There was an area for children to go and have fun making crafts or painting and a place which looked like it was laid out for grown-ups to try their hand at some crafts too. I also thought it was really nice that one of the shops was selling alcohol from smaller makers of wine and liquor, because it still reminds you of the history of the buildings and what they once produced.

Some lovely art and hand made greetings cards! Look at that sausage dog!

Goodbye Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, I really enjoyed exploring this local attraction, with its heritage, culture and creation. There is something very beautiful about these old concrete buildings being given a new life for this purpose. Concrete is a very functional material, not designed to look good or be beautiful. But it speaks of practicality, and that practicality speaks to the history of this place and the support it once gave to thousands of workers and their families.

Now that functional material of concrete and metal that once housed large factories, now houses small one person factories whose machines are only their hands. The concrete has become beautiful for what it allows future peoples to do and see within the walls of these buildings.

*Fish circling in a pond I found on my way out!

So, one last thing. As I headed off down the path to leave, I found these crazy paving slabs. What are these! They are so weird. There was a pretend fossil of a fish, the open mouth of a hippopotamus, a cute little cat and so many more! Wow, how strange and how funny!

I had to get a picture of me walking down the 'cat walk' (get it?)

Getting Taiwanese Oyster Omelette


By this point I was very tired! 33,000 square meters of cultural centre is a lot of walking to do and I knew I must go and get some food. But what to get? Well as I walked around looking for somewhere to eat, I saw a very busy little restaurant just off to the side of the street. It looked like it was filled with locals so I knew it was going to be great.

As I walked in I realised that they were all having just one dish - Taiwanese Oyster Omelette or 'pancake' depending on how you want to describe them. This classic Taiwanese street food is not just eggs, there is also a kind of pancake batter too which is why it could be perhaps either a pancake or an omelette. A real favourite of locals and tourists a like, there are many different versions of the Taiwanese Oyster Omelette depending on the specific vendor's secret recipe.

With that said, there defining features are egg, some kind of flour to thicken, oysters (obviously) and often a savoury sauce that is poured on top to finish the dish. This sauce is often one of the pieces of the dish that specific vendors will have their own special recipe for and many locals will only go to the vendor whose sauce they like best because the others taste different!

Making up huge batches of omelette for all of the guests!

Turns out this little market style restaurant just off the street was busy for a very good reason. This was some of the best Taiwanese Oyster Omelette that I'd ever eaten, and in fact, some of the tastiest food I'd ever eaten too which is a big statement from someone who eats so much food! I suppose that when you just make one dish, you get very good at making it!

Ziqiang Night Market


In my mind, it doesn't get better than a good night market for getting to know the real 'feel' of a city. I have been to many, and have experienced many different atmospheres in each. Sometimes they are extremely busy and cramped, sometimes noisy, sometimes smelly, sometimes good smelly, sometimes a bit scary and most times amazing fun to explore.

If you've ever been to a night market, you'll know why it's important to differentiate between a night market and a day market. A night market just has a completely different feel to most day markets, and though you'll find many of the same products to buy and foods to eat, I always prefer the night market. I think perhaps it is the clientele. Tourists might be less likely to visit the markets at night and the young people of the city come out to socialise and spend their evenings together in the colourful lights and enjoy some tasty food.

This market in Hualien City had a lovely atmosphere. It wasn't too busy but it had enough people to make it still feel exciting. If you've ever been to a night market that is so crowded that you can't move, you'll know how unpleasant that is. You can't see any of the stalls and there's always a small worry about pick pockets in some larger cities. But not here in Hualien City in the Ziqiang Night Market. Mostly frequented by younger locals and tourists, there are many famous food stalls that people queue a long time for.

Busy but not too busy, the stalls are well organised and it doesn't feel claustrophobic.

Many people choosing their favourite food stalls.

Honey being sold with a live beehive showing where the natural honey comes from! Fascinating

I spent a long time exploring the different food stalls that were on offer in the night market. There really was nearly everything you could imagine, including these very tasty gourmet looking oysters! I decided that what I'd do is explore each stall first, and try and pick three or four to come back to to get food from. That way I got to explore each and every single stall and then pick my favourite looking dishes.

Of course, I did come back for a couple of oysters, even though I'd already had oysters earlier in the day!

Of course, what sort of @sweetsssj blog would it be without an absolute feast. The problem was with my plan of looking at each stall and then choosing what I wanted, was that I wanted everything! So I ended up with many different dishes. The good thing was that each stall had a queue (which is how you know it must be good!) so while I got one dish, I'd wait in the queue for the next dish and eat that one before moving on to the next. It resulted in a real variety of food and a whole night of eating! The grilled shrimp and the oysters were my favourite - I must be loving my seafood at the moment!

Train back to Taipei


After a magical visit to the Hualien Region of Taiwan is was time to head back to the capital city of Taipei. The train journey is not too long, as both cities are in the north of the island. The train route follows mostly the coast line which means it also avoids the huge mountains of the inner island. I think my train took around 2 hours and 30 minutes

Outside Taipei train station after arriving back in the capital

Arriving back in Taipei I remembered how busy it could get compared to Hualien. Though not a small city, Hualien City does retain some of that small city charm. Taipei, being the capital, is of course much more metropolitan and busy. After the train ride, and going to freshen up, it was time for some dinner so I could reflect on my last few days away in the lovely region of Hualien County

I decided I would have dinner in the Shinkong Mitsukoshi Skyscraper or the Shin Kong Life Tower which was the tallest building in Taiwan until 1997, after first opening in 1993. It is now the third tallest building in Taiwan with the tallest being Tapei 101 which was completed in 2004. It is still impressively tall at 245 meters, with 51 stories. There are observation decks for beautiful views of the city, shopping centres, restaurants, offices and much more. I, was of course, there for the restaurants!

In typical fashion I dived in to get myself a serving of as many different dishes as I could. In fact I went a little bit overboard. As you can see I got some tempura, noodle soup a beautiful curry, fried vegetables and ground pork on rice. I think what I will let you do is just look at all of the different photos and just imagine how good they all were! Yes, they did taste as good as they look.

Tempura with spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Huge chicken curry, you can see the chilli floating in it! Spicy.

Fried Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce.

Ground pork with garlic on rice

More noodle soup, very fresh and fragrant with broccoli, lime and peppers

I hope you've enjoyed this more local and cultural exploration today. Taiwan has so much to offer, from landscapes to big modern cities, to local foods and a busy culture. I have to say I ate far too much food over this few days but I really did enjoy myself so I don't care! Though I loved the Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, I can't pick a favourite bit of it so I'm going to say that my favourite part of this whole trip was the Taiwanese Oyster Omelette - one of the best I've ever had!

If you've enjoyed this trip with me today, please vote for this post and of course follow me for more trips in the future! Most importantly, I love talking to all of my Steemit friends so if you've read the article please do stop by for a chat in the comments below. I really want to hear from you so we can talk further!

Have a great day!

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每次带大家来到一个新的地方,除了在人气十足的观光景点欣赏名胜古迹,在美食潮流胜地吃吃喝喝,我更愿意带大家看看不一样的风光。这次来到台湾,我深深的感受到了宝岛多角度的姿态。台湾岛娇小玲珑,却是一个文艺气息十足的地方,处处弥漫着从诗歌,小说和电影镜头里散发出来的小情调。台湾的文艺范不高冷也不做作,而是一种从内而外接地气的文艺气息,他们的文化虽与大陆同一根源,却在历史长河中发展出了与众不同的多样性。在台湾,虽然堪称文青圣地的地标不胜枚举,不过有时候的不期而至,才有着台湾最独特的味道。这次在花莲的住宿,就邂逅了一家文艺范和小资情调十足的民宿。屋子里放置着不少老板亲手制作的绿色植物摆设,可爱极了,让我有种住在了花房里的感受,印象深刻。

时尚与怀旧,现代与传统,激情与慢热这些看似矛盾又冲突的元素,不仅奇迹般的完美融合在台湾的文化气息里,并且也在大大小小的文化创意产业园区里体现的淋漓尽致。就像我们来到巴黎不能错过蓬皮杜艺术中心的现代艺术一样,来到台湾又怎么能错过畅游文化创意产业园区的机会。今天就让我们化身为一枚文艺小青年,一齐走进花莲文化创意产业园区看一看吧。

花莲文化创意产业园区,已经有100多年的历史了,前身是日式建筑的旧花莲酒厂,后来经过改造,变身为一个占地3.3公顷的鲜活文艺聚落。创业园区里有26栋老厂房仓库,外观建筑全部沿用原样,所以在这里可以欣赏到日式建筑在民初时代的风光,这些充满时代韵味的建筑,经历了历史的沉淀,现代艺术文化的洗礼,怀旧的风格与现代同步格调,焕然一新,挥发出自己的独特魅力。

整个园区的设计和规划非常的优雅,从一草一木,每一寸建筑与装饰,我都可以体会到暗涵在台湾文艺情结里的情绪色彩变换,还有小清新的干净视觉以及细腻的设计初心。在这个文艺聚落里面,常常会有创意十足的展览演出,小剧场,会展和育成讲座,是整个花莲重要的文化活动场所。这是我第一次感受到文创,是这样富有激情,活力和感染力,在独具匠心的设计心思里,处处体现着对于生命的热爱,和对于当代生活风格的态度。

这里一排排可爱的小店,是我最喜欢逛的,在商店里有很多独家的特色商品,我对这些很感兴趣,热情高涨,所以一家小铺都舍不得漏掉,只见各位店主的手作小物种类繁多,从可爱的文具书签到钥匙链,首饰和香薰等等,应有尽有,看的我眼花缭乱,就算不抱回家,单纯看看也是一种愉悦生活情趣的享受。看起来文创园区还吸引了不少外国友人的注意,我也注意到有几家外国友人的摊位,展示着他们手工作品艺术。

看完了艺术园区,又到了寻找美食的时间段,走在花莲的大街上,顺着一路的飘香,我找到了期待已久的传统小吃——蚵仔煎,这是台湾美食清单里绝对不能遗漏的美食标签。蚵仔煎最早的名字叫做“煎食追”,蚵仔就是我们熟知的蚝,它是一款著名的闽南海鲜小吃,用番薯粉浆包裹着蚵仔、青菜、还有鸡蛋等食材,共同煎成的软饼。老实讲,蚵仔煎是我最爱的台湾小吃之一,不仅制作方便,而且口感Q弹,味道鲜美,是在台湾大小夜市都随处可见的平价美食料理。

这道著名的台湾民间小吃其实还有着悠长的历史,关于蚵仔煎的起源,民间流传着许多有趣的说法,传闻在公元1661年荷兰的军队占领台南,郑成功从鹿耳门率兵攻入,收复失土,并且大败荷军,荷军在一怒之下,把米粮全部藏匿起来。于是乎郑军为了解决缺粮之苦,急中生智,取材把台湾的当地特产蚵仔、番薯粉混合,再加水搅拌煎成软饼吃,蚵仔煎就这么诞生。据说它更是一度成为台湾早期先民贫苦生活的替代粮食和创意料理,蚵仔煎不仅是台湾传统饮食文化进程的象征,也成为了流传永世,人见人爱,风靡亚洲的传统台式小吃。

在前往自强夜市的路上遇到这家店,确实非常的偶然,小店铺只卖蚵仔煎一种食物,唯一的厨房就是放在门口的一口大锅和一铺子新鲜蚵仔,每天傍晚开业,据说日日队伍排成一条长龙,我在队伍里,眼巴巴的看着老板熟练的一步步制作过程,口水直流,经历了无比漫长的20分钟煎熬,我终于手捧了一盘刚出锅,热乎乎的蚵仔煎,切开中间,特调的酸甜酱汁淋下来,露出果冻般质地松软的番薯粉和晶莹剔透的蚵仔,口味甜中带咸,咸中带辣,味道香郁,令人垂涎。 一盘蚵仔煎下肚,我又一刻不停歇,一口气扑向花莲自强夜市的怀抱。

多年来,逛夜市已经成为了台湾民众休闲生活的一部分,成为了当地人的饮食习惯。去的当天虽然阴雨绵绵,却完全影响不到人们逛夜市的热情,自强夜市的前面一部分,大都为晚上市民休闲玩乐的游戏区,继续往前走就会看见很多吃的,特色的棺材板,盐酥鸡,这一个个极具诱惑力的名字出现在眼前,店铺老板穿着台湾民族服饰,伴随着欢快的音乐载歌载舞,热情的招揽客人,自强夜市里的海鲜非常让人着迷,烤生蚝不仅新鲜,肉质细腻个头大。棺材板则是在1940年代台南民间研发推出的创意小吃,厚厚的吐司片被炸到颜色金黄,里面挖空放入了各种现炒的香喷喷的食材,有十几种食材可以自己选择,最后还会放上土司盖子,因此也有了这样一个非常形象贴切的名字,让人非常难忘呢,咬一口香脆可口,绝对不会让味蕾失望,回味无穷。

在花莲体味了一番朴实自然的好风光和多姿多彩的美食旅程,就要启程回台北啦,对我来说,台湾的火车充满了文艺精神,那些看起来光秃秃的铁路,似乎成为了一根连接着过去与未来的线,也连接着过往的台湾旅游回忆和在前方等着我的未知旅程,火车开动也翻开了铁路的奏乐篇章,仿佛述说着旅行路上那些美好的时光。花莲到台北那段的火车上,高山,平原和大海的炫亮颜色冲击着视觉,窗外风景不停变换,就像翻开了一本油画册,凝望这样的风光,你会想到的太多太多。到达了台北车站,我继续马不停蹄的奔向新光三越百货,继续寻找美食,没错,在台湾的每一刻都会收获无与伦比的美好回忆,好玩的故事还有太多太多想要和大家分享啦。

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This is probably the most detailed account on this topic. You have hardly missed anything and while reading this long but interesting post, I felt as if I was there with you. In my view, this is something that makes a reading worth-reading otherwise it becomes mundane and boring just like the travels that have the same scenes for a prolonged time. The perfect mix of exquisite photography is an added feature that makes your blogs interesting reading experience. I've never been to Taiwan but if and whenever I go there, I'm definitely going to visit HCCIP. Thanks @sweetsssj for the efforts you put in your diaries. By the way, this is a perfect photograph with excellent dress:

Your dress sense is very good. Do you do it yourself or a dress designer is doing it for you?

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hi ugetfunded! I do like to be thorough, but of course there's always going to things I miss as my experiences are through my own unique lens, perhaps that is both the good and bad aspect of my posts. In any case, it is a pleasure to share it with enthused readers such as yourself, whom I know will make the most of the post and appreciate it the way I hoped people would when I wrote it!

HCCIP is like a little peek at the history of Hualien, and that's always an extra bit of perspective in addition to the beautiful landscapes that people tend to visit Hualien for.

I just try to wear what suits the activity for the day! So far it's been pretty good!

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Come to me, I have many interesting recipes) @ukraine.food

我瞄到有貓貓被壁咚!!!scare02-1.gif
我也好愛逛那些手作小物,滿滿的文藝情懷,好溫馨!
蚵仔煎真的從小吃到大都吃不厭耶!不過我記得小時候吃的那家都會撒上花生粉,小時候養成的習慣真的是牢不可破,現在每次看到蚵仔煎沒有加花生粉,都會覺得少了一味。
你那個小臉臉片段實在太可愛了啦!也得要你這麼精緻的小臉做起來才讓人百看不厭。否則一個大鬍子男做這種動作,嗯........ shock01-1.gif

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哈哈哈,谢谢猫女的精心点评,蚵仔煎真的太好吃啦,真是百吃不厌呢,也谢谢你喜欢我的影片噢,太开心啦^^

Greetings, sweet and dear sweetsssj

Thank you so much for sharing this post from a place that for me is totally exotic. I live in Brazil, this Cultural and Creative Industries Park Hualien in Hualien City is quite different things here. The good thing about this is that we can see how culture is different and learn a little with her. Both the architecture, as the behavior and personal power is different.

The gardens that you put in the picture are beautiful. The basket with eggs caught my eye. It was place of deposit of eggs of any bird or was just a garnish?

The photo of the Ziqiang Night Market is something that I had never seen. I found it quite interesting also the products sold in the supermarket and the bee bees are inside the container.

I don't know what that is, but I wanted to try the Tempura with spicy sweet and sour sauce. Seems to be flesh, right???? Ground pork with garlic on rice is the dish that I found more good there, the pictures and descriptions.

In addition, in the first picture you took the Train back to Taipei was beautiful. Chose your clothes very well. I hope you don't get mad at me, but you were so cute in the beginning of the video. I want to have a beautiful girlfriend as well.

Thank you for posting and good night!!

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julisavio, thank you for being very particular with the parts you liked! Hualien is such a culturally diverse place and gosh, the food at the night market is out of this world. It's a whole park dedicated to hosting the night market each day, if it wasn't for the fact that I was only there for two nights, I probably would have visited a lot more times to top up on eating!

Thanks for the comment dear, highly appreciated :)

Haha, love the “cat walk” and face stamps! 😄 好喜欢吃蚵仔煎 ❤️ 那家看着很正宗呐 原来传说中的诞生也是因为缺粮而急中生智 印象中很多小吃都是这么来的呢 已把花莲文化创意产业园区pin上我的小多旅游地图 谢谢甜心妹介绍这么多好吃好玩的~

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谢谢你的喜欢啦,这里真是有很多有趣的地方和美食,会让你玩的好尽兴^^

甜心妹妹这打扮,棒棒哒

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谢谢O哥的夸奖啦^^

i am always amazed by your travel experiences and how you narrate your stories. the oyster omelette looks a bit classy considering it is a streetfood. and also, thanks for sharing such wonderful images and detailed informations. 😊

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hi johnpd! I'm very glad you enjoyed it :) The only place to have oyster omelette is in Taiwan! This place had a queue of like 50 people, it's crazy!

Dear Friend, I have always found it fascinating to know the culture and gastronomy of other countries, how beautiful it is to see that market so we say here in our country Venezuela and see that variety of creations and something that we all love to eat and taste. food, the gastronomy of other countries is richer even we all eat with the friendly sight because we trasnportamos through your post. Excellent friend greetings,...

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gastronomy is a big part of my travels actually, so i'm very happy that you take an interest in that as well as my travels. I really need to try first hand these local creations you have. I'll be sure to look you up when i visit.

Hey Sandia, I love your super cute face stamp move. You promised something special last week and you did not disappoint. Did you come up with the move yourself?

I am always amazed at all the food you get through. I guess you need it with your active lifestyle.

Thank you for sharing your adventure. I am sure you have now put HCCIP on the map.

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Thank you wayne, you're the first person to pick that out specifically- you're paying attention! I saw this on a random social network in China and thought it would be a great way to "stamp" your visit, so I turned it into a montage of all the places I visited in Taiwan! Maybe i'll do some more of them :)

I think most people from China are big foodies like me, we have a big food culture here and apparently it's the same with the people from Taiwan!

As always, I highly recommend visiting Taiwan, most people will say Hualien is a must visit and I agree wholeheartedly!

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I haven't been to Taiwan yet but you certainly keep giving me more reasons to go.

你把花蓮拍的太美了啦~~~~ XD

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谢谢滴溜哥啦,主要太喜欢这里,而且怎么拍都美^^

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花蓮從你這個走遍世界的人口中得此讚譽,真的是死也瞑目太令人感動了啦!>_<

不過,我們愛上同一個對象,我可是不會讓給你的!哼!

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哈哈哈哈哈,情敌你好^^

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Hello @sweetsssj, I love your post, I love your post, I love your post, it allows me to know very nice places, although it would be much better to go in person, this post in particular I love because it is about old restored factories, where besides the architectural beauty you can find a great variety of exhibitions, great, thanks for sharing your walks, a hug.

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Hi bolivarense, you're right, going in person is always going to be a more immersive and authentic experience, but i've tried my best to share what I saw through my eyes. That will always be the most difficult with food, but hopefully it's enticing for you to see!

The oysters and some of the other food looks really good. I actually haven't had oysters for a several years now but I used to get them quite a bit around 10 years ago. I'm not sure why I stopped. Your picture made me think about them again.

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Ohh i'm sure you've seen a lot of my posts on oysters in the past.. i'm a big fan! I think they're suppose to be extra good for vitality!

Thanks for taking us with you another adventure :) This is the first time ive seen you take a cat walk, and if you are going to do it , might as well make a pun out of it :).

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hey goldy! It's my pleasure as always! I secretly dreamed of being a model when I was younger, but then I came up about 20cm short for that so maybe another life time haha!

Well done for the pictures
Looks great recipe .. I'm hungry
Great post..

the ever pretty @sweetsssj gave us again another ride for her amazing journey. She's the Dora the explorer in steemit world, :)

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haha I like that nickname elizahfhaye, thank you!

Great post, thanks!

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thank you markvance, for visiting and the comment :)

Wow! what a long postttt! you did a great job mimicking the statue @sweetsssj hihi. Thank you for taking us around in Hualien!
xo,
@OneCupofCoffee

Oh wow awesome photos @sweetsssj ! loved the cultural exibits and such a huge omelet , Mmmm it all looks delicious ! a awesome night market as well thats out of this world! haha, so much to see and do its amazing I would love it! thanks so much for sharing with us as always , glad to be following in @karenmckersie blog as well , dont forget to visit me sometime I miss you my old friend! SteemOn! upped and resteemed in both accounts , of course you are on my Auto Voter @karenmckersie !😋💕👍

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hey karen! Thank you so much, i know you have a little penchant for food!


You look so cute in this post, especially the Taiwan Face Stamp video, its so cool @sweetsssj,^_^ you know, I always rewind the video, I love it so much.

Spectacular video and amazing photos, thanks for sharing this sweet.

Upvoted and resteem

@sweetsssj

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Do you think I did a good job mimicking the statue?? haha :)

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^^truly you did a good job mimicking the statue, looks so unique style of cuteness ^^ @sweetsssj

Wonderful pics @sweetssj

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thanks hms818

Thanks for sharing the video, the photos and all the explanation. It really is always a pleasure to see your post and see you. 😍🌹

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hi bursatilonline, my pleasure, glad you enjoyed it!

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Very delicious indeed!

I remember one of the backsounds you use on your video. The song "I Remember" by Mocca, an indie band from Indonesia. By the way, when will you visit Indonesia and make a video? I'm really looking forward to it @sweetsssj

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Soon my dear, it's been a long time planning :)

beautiful picture.i like you friend.you are so cute

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arif, you're so sweet, thank you!

那个动物化石地砖,很好看!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
哎呀,看到食物好馋!那个肉燥饭,肉燥很少耶……

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哈哈,我也好喜欢那个地砖,是耶,是不是上桌之前被偷了一口,哈哈哈^^

People who managed to take advantage of the mistakes that he did, and will try again to perform in a different way.

Culture is very beautiful. The buildings that were built are quite impressive.

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Especially considering the era and the society at the time!

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That's perfect. Thank you for talking

Hi @sweetsssj what type of video maker ur using?

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I use imovie and vue!

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Thank you for ur reply....

Hey @sweetsssj as i have told you on your previous posts there is nothing like your post the way you describe culture, food, nature your post make me goo on a trip of my own. Great work keep it up may the light be upon you

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hi abhishek451, thank you!

好多好吃的海鲜!盐酥鸡也好棒!好想去台湾玩啊!

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快去吧,很多好玩好吃的在等着你嘛!

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我姐夫是台湾人,所以我姐家几本上每年都回去。每年都说要跟他们去,结果每年都没机会。你现在住台湾吗?

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没有啦,前一阵和父母去玩哒,那你的机会很多嘛!

Thanks you somuch for sharing, it is beautiful @sweetsssj

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my pleasure pianalfian24, have a great day!

Wow, this is cuteness overload. Loved and lived your post.. Much Love❤️

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hi weeavingwords! Did you check out the face stamp video, it's a little buried with all the other photos n writing but I think it's a fun concept!

Great post @sweetsssj which I all ready comented on earlier @momskitchen it fantastic that thousands of people and their families were supported by working here at one time. And like me you, I really love the colorful exibits 😉😊I was just wondering if you would be interested in sponsoring my new Food boasting Photo contest on a weekly basis!? Lots of great dishes being shared and you would get an awesome mention in every post! I am trying to start a new @foodboasting Tag.😙
Here's the link if you get a chance to check it out. Thank you! Always upvote and resteemed all your posts!, Your awesome!
https://steemit.com/foodboasting/@karenmckersie/new-food-boasting-photo-contest-5-on-now-last-weeks-sd-winners

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hi karen that looks like a wonderful tag, i will most definitely have to check it out given it's about my single favourite thing in the world (food)!

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Awe thanks @sweetsssj , im looking forward to it , your sponcership would be much appreciated for my #foodboasting photo contest #5 / tag , thank you so much your the best !I will have a new contest #6 starting early Friday morning!✌👍💕👌

你好!新人吗?《steemit指南》拿一份吧,以免迷路; 另外一定要去 @team-cn 的新手村看看,超级热闹的大家庭。倘若你不喜欢我的留言,请回复“取消”。

@sweetsssj your clicks are so amazing. Please make blog on photography also.
how to capture and all that. I will be thankful

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thanks clicked! I did do a post before a year ago about how to produce good lifestyle blogs which included some tips on photography, maybe you could start from there!

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sure that would be my pleasure @sweetsssj mam. and thanks for checking my blog but i am still a learner and amateur photography.

hehe lol
it is scary to me.. ow!!
haha lol ;)

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what's scary!!?

Wow. That's about 2hrs from Taipei? I want to visit Taiwan in July while it is still visa free to us. Huhu. I hope I can earn enough to do so.

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It's a very short ride on the high speed rail, no reason not to visit!

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Ok then, thanks!

Interesting article. I subscribed to you. Subscribe to me. Let's be friends

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thanks elena,!

Hi @sweetsssj you always deliver such an eye candy to the community. I hope that you can tour around the world and continue your work in bring the world to steemit.

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hi cryptopie, thank for inspiring the community to persist, I will do my best to bring the best of the world to Steemit (including people!)

greetings from Venezuela, I really loved the artisans, who are there in front of their posts making their crafts, and that you see them there can attest they are the creators of the variety of products you sell, this reminds me of There is a craft market here and in some places or places you can find people making their creations. This is very important because you can even look at and admire the magic of these people in their hands and the creativity for their crafts. friend will be until another opportunity I invite you to visit me.

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Craft markets are my favourite things, my whole place is full of little arts and crafts stuff! I'm looking forward to exploring that in Venezuela when I visit!

Every so often, someone makes a post that make one want to get on a plane and travel to the spot in the article to see the sights and try the food. Your post makes me wanna do just that. Excellent work and best wishes~!

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Gosh that's such a good compliment, make sure you check out some of my other posts in Hualien for some ideas if you decide to realise that! Thank you!

@sweetsssj 我曾经听过一名旅游达人说:“如果要了解当地的风土人情,逛夜市/当地市场bazaar是最佳与最快的选择!”

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同意耶,没有什么比感受每座城市当地生活更有乐趣的事情啦!

Hello .. Beautiful as always your publications. I loved the video. A hug. I appreciate visiting my post

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thanks dariela25! very happy you saw the video!

Hi, thank you for sharing such a beautiful publication, knowing the cultures of the different countries, appreciating the differences that exist, learning from each one. I found all the pictures beautiful especially the night market. The video is spectacular. Successes, I thank you if you visit my profile, I work in Venezuela in a blind center and would like to share at least one ice cream with them at the end of the school year; but the economic situation here is very difficult.

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Hi dear, thank you for being such a star, i'll be sure to come by and see your philanthropic works :)

Hell SSJ, Rosa here. Wow, today I get to be the first one to reply. So many things have happened since we last chatted. Love reading your travel here and fantastic pictures as always. Any chance of getting in touch somehow?

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hey rosa, always lovely to see you doing well, it's been a while since we've last had a chat, i'm on steemit chat sometimes but not as much. It is always so overwhelming going on there with hundreds of new messages !

@sweetsssj Hi girly! WoW loved watching your vid !!

Thank you for the inspiration. Best wishes to you always. :D

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hi splendorhub, looking lovely as usual!

super awesome post and you cook well, got me hungry for a bit here at the office. thanks for sharing

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I was so hungry writing it.. never write on an empty stomach!

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I was so hungry
Writing it.. never write on
An empty stomach!

                 - sweetsssj


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

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lol yea i can imagine.. you basically tempted yourself also.. how was the experience like for you

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It's torture.. !

great video :-) ... please give my videos an upvote as well ... thanks

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I will take a look, thanks for dropping by!

Nice one sweet, good discovery and locations. Maybe you could help me out on showing me some places where I could use, for some couples photoshoot especially the hualien the culture the food amazing....I would like that.
Thumps up.

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I think some of the more scenic areas would be ideal for that purpose my dear, do have a look through my blogs to see if anything catches your fancy!

Nice place to stay, great food to eat and a lot of tourist attraction truly rewarding to visit a place like that

It is like a piece of heaven

Thanks what a great blog!

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hi gary! Thank you so much!

A great log and lovely style of writing I must say. You must have good knowledge of writing in Markdowns and being a newbie here I am learning.

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do have a look at my guide from last year for some tips on better lifestyle blogging!

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Ok I got it here

https://steemit.com/steemit/@sweetsssj/sweetsssj-s-tips-to-successful-lifestyle-blogging-on-steemit

and studying it i found that you have great skill of writing and selection of the words in english language is also amazing.

Thanks for sharing.

the face stamps were so cute lol

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haha you should do them too!! :)

Wow!I got my new destination.Thanks @sweetsssj

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Yes! Visit and share all about it on here!

Hey cute miss delicious how are you dear champ
I am just get surprized while your next visit pictures come into being
You just surprize your followers by your visit on such a beautiful and marvelous place
Now you just come along hualien cultural park
Ita also a beautiful picture
Dear its there is any chance i can get there. All just looks like heaven sweet very colory and green
All colors are just sharp. Yes they just use their minds to change this place in auch a beautiful place. Shops and restaurant are always importants of any visiting place.the walls of building are still looks like warehouse. There old colors are just nice.
All the places are just marvelous and believable
All the shops toys and show pieces are beautiful and colory.
You just put colors in the places where you just visit hehehehehehehe
At the last but not the least food is just yummy

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thank you yasirgawad, it's my pleasure sharing these wonderful places with everyone, it's a great opportunity for you guys to see the world from the backseat!

Hualien looks so much fun. It has a great shopping scene, wonderful street food, nice scenery, what else are you looking for?

Love the picture of you posing right next to the colorful statue. :D

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thanks joy! Shopping I didn't actually get to do too much of, but the HCCIP does have some really cool arts and crafts worth picking up!

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Taiwan trip next year is for sure set, I'm going to put HCCIP on my bucketlist haha!

This is amazing.

How did you manage to get so many followers?

Please share.

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hi dear! I've been posting since August of 2016!

Hi @sweetsssj, I'm very impressed by your posts. Your posts are so detailed and so beautiful, images, videos, and texts... so excited to see all your new posts. So many things described and in such great directions. Just, wonderful. Excellent.

甜心的视频好用心啊。后期制作一定花了不少时间。
您的搭档也是棒棒的呢😊。

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谢谢夸奖啦,其实只要是自己喜欢的事情,再累也值得啦^^

Excelente post.

The food is making my mouth water. The industrial buildings history is interesting. Thanks for sharing so many great stories and photographs. I enjoyed reading this article. I found this to be educational and entertaining!

Taiwan Face Stamp video 好可爱好喜欢甜姐

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谢谢你啦,超开心你喜欢这个video^^

You are living an exciting life! Best wishes

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thanks nils1990! best wishes!

Hello beautiful @sweetsssj, your publications are more and more amazing and beautiful, you do a great job you are the biggest example to follow in steemit, I send you a big hug and greetings and at the same time I invite you to take a look through my blog for if you want to support me ah I forgot you have a way of writing so realistic that I felt by your side throughout the development of your detailed post. Kisses.

好棒的游记❤️感觉台湾的饮食和日本有非常接近的一面,我也好想去逛逛啊😂

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谢谢你哟,的确是很多方面都受到日本影响,比如服务超级周到的^^

Wow! Nice content.
Check my blog about tropical food in the Philippines
https://steemit.com/food/@jigsjavi/food-culture-in-siargao-philippines

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thanks jigsjavi will have a look.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of Hualien City, simply spectacular landscapes and popular areas, I would like to visit this city and know its culture and gastronomy. Greetings @sweetsssj.

WOW, such beautiful photos!!!! I particularly like the street scene photo (the first one) under the subtitle Getting Taiwanese Oyster Omelette. And YUMMY.. the food looks absolutely delish! Thank you once again, for this beautiful and very engaging article... and for bringing us along with you to experience with you these exciting and wonderful sights, smells and sounds. I am looking forward eagerly to your next article! Have a great week, and take care💗❤😍✿❀❁

Dear @sweetsssj, i miss you, enjoy your travel and always take care

Best regards
@sorenkierkegaard
Philippines

You're really cute miss sweetsssj...very nice video with all the songs and the food is so mouth watering!

Congratulations @sweetsssj!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following categories:

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Love to see you are Blogging dear Sandia,

This place is freaking awesome and i like the fact that you bring us to a old school place and then show us the mordern one and it's a great feast for your followers and food iteams are just mouthwatering and colourful as always,

I love this picture of your Because you are looking really cute in this one.

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And apart from that i love your FaceStamp video because it's kinda funny and cute and iam sure that hand in the video was of your mum's 😅 perfect traveling duo.

So long blog. How much time did you take to write this blog?

Indeed that's a nice red dress.

前幾天實在太忙了,竟然錯過了這文章 😣
台灣後花園實在很美喔!

我最近跟亞太地區7位女生開始了一個新的項目 @ladiesofasia,前幾天就是忙發第一篇自我介紹。如果你有空,歡迎你看看和支持我們喔!萬分感激 💖

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谢谢你啦,好的我会去看一看的^^

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@sweetsssj - could you be so kind as to delegating some SP to our podcast in the US?

Hello @sweetsssj , nice to meet you.
This is the first time I know you in steemit.I love cooking And like to travel but I do not have much chance to travel.
I like your tour , like different cultures. Each culture is equally beautiful. The old town is beautifully decorated. But still see old there and still calm.
Different eating habits.Delicious food with beautiful girls is wonderful.Comments may be wrong. Because I'm Thai, I do not speak much.
I will wait for your next post.
Nice to meet you. Enjoy! 😁😁

All the food in your post looks so yummy @sweetsssj ! I know how much of a foodie you are and you mentioned you would like to check out my #foodbosting photo contest , I just posted my new contest #6 if you get a chance to check it out , heres the link :😋😋😋
https://steemit.com/foodboasting/@karenmckersie/new-food-boasting-photo-contest-6-on-now-last-weeks-winners

What nice cat and fish stone paths and I love the bee's right there buying the raw honey, so nice! Food looks great too! What a huge omelette! I sent you a free pack of steem monster cards- you can view them on steemmonsters.com :-)

Hello @sweetsssj. It's been a while since I watched your last video, on Taroko Park, so I decided randomly to see what you are up to. I'm glad I did! I thought you only blogged about tourist type areas, and only when you travel, but it turns out that you see beauty in what others might consider ordinary places. Your style is very refreshing. Really, there is much that is beautiful in everyday life, and we should enjoy any place we are in, no matter whether it is considered beautiful or not.

Having never visited Taiwan, or even knowing much about it aside from that the capital is Taipei and that it is sort of part of China but that sort of depends who you are talking to, and of course its connections with Japan, I was amazed at the diversity of its topography and people.

Your video and commentary about the Hualien Cultural and Creative Park is a perfect example of how there is such beauty and meaning in the seemingly ordinary. From the limited research I did after watching your video and reading your blog, it sounds like Hualien is one of the lesser "developed" areas of Taiwan, especially compared with Taipei. According to what I read, there are many indigenous people who live in the area. If this is like most areas of this sort, there has been a bit of emigration, and more "sophisticated" people might look down on the inhabitants. But as you have shown me, they have much to offer and inspire us.

I wish the people of Hualien only increasing success and happiness. Your video has made me put Hualien, and Taiwan in general, on my bucket list of places I would love to visit.

I look forward to enjoying your insights about many other places and people that are worthy of visiting, and of course, eating those oyster omelets.

Hi sweetsssj

You look gorgeous and your post is excellent. It's very detailed and the pictures look amazing.

I love the food pictures, it looks very tasty!

I first saw you on Dlive as you're featured there but this post goes into a lot more detail, great work =)

Followed and upvoted

Great articel and awesome pictures. The food looks delicious.
Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with us. Resteemed

Hey @sweetsssj, I am happy I got in before the 7 days. Sorry, I am mostly caught up in my own world and not paying attention.

Your post is epic. Travel, food, and more food. I must admit you seem really organised. You get so much done in such a short time and you manage to look so cool and calm.

I liked your face stamp video. Are you going to turn face stamping into the next planking sensation?

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this is my first time on your post and i found an interesting thing on your post ,.................

Woooow!!! LOVELY!!! another wonderful travel. I really love your travels :) Feels like i was able to travel with you by just reading :)

hello.内个。。我不会英语,想装成会英语的,结果只会三个,除了hello之外就懂个yes和no。所以将就点,能看懂就好。来蹭个脸熟。

Hi! Thank you for @Dlive

Excellent article. I really liked it. Good luck to you and Love.