So a friend asked me this pretty expected but still kinda random question out of the blue...
"Did you all visit any hot springs in Taiwan?" she can't be more excited.
"Not really. That wasn't our plan."
"But why? You shouldn't have missed that," she inhaled deeply and looked at me in pity, like I've just went through some sort of epic disaster.
She's right, to some extent, I shouldn't have missed that. But hey, I was traveling with my sis & Chean; so tell me, should I do a private hot tub with Chean or my sis? Or three of us should all go for a communal bath together? Or maybe I could do it with my sis and let Chean spend his time with complete strangers, vice versa. Either way sounds inappropriate and outrageous, that's why I avoided that. See, problem solved.
Moreover, beauty spas are utterly accessible in Malaysia, and the rate is way affordable compared to U.S., why worry?
But most of all, it's because Chean & I just went to a luxury mountain spa recently. *grinned slyly*
#2 Ten Thousand Waves is beyond love ❤❤
#4 A pretty long walk from parking lot to lobby :p We parked too far!
#6 At the outdoor entrance.
#7 A cool poster indeed. I confidently guess that's a beef product packaging, based on the kanji written all over it.
#8 But hey, this just doesn't seem right to me :p
#9 Checking in...
#10 Clean and warm robes were given by the friendly & attentive staff upon check in. Awesome service! Arigato ❤❤
#11 Exploring & touring around...
#13 The ladies behind me were enjoying the complimentary foot bath for too long! I kept waiting for about 20 mins but never get a chance to try that @.@
Why can't I keep waiting til my turn? Cause our hot tub's ready and we only have 90 minutes to enjoy, why bother the foc foot bath then?
#14 They offer all kinds of hot tubs to accommodate different individuals' wants & needs...
#15 We want to be alone; we need private tub. So we shot for Super Premium Private Baths - Ichiban!
We wanted to reserve Shoji but it was fully booked (they are equally awesome just that Ichiban has two private tubs yet we only needed one). Speaking from experience, I would suggest trying your luck at least 2 weeks in advance; don't ever expect you could get any private baths with last minute reservation, especially during weekend. Lesson learned.
#16 All changed~~
#19 That's the Japanese-style seated shower! How cool (and convenient)~~ Simply perfect for a lazy person like me :p
#20 We also have our own private suana but the room was too steamy for pics.
#22 Two giant ceramic teacups--the way they described on the website.
#23 Giant? Not so much. But capacious? Yes.
#25 Hot tub was invented for me... I'm a big fan! Not just big, but G.I.A.N.T!
#26 Totally worth it! US$49 per person for a 90-minutes session.
#27 Enjoying the complimentary hot tea... The bath not only washed away our stress, but my curls too, lol.
#29 That's Chean! Looking fresher than ever!
Now you know why, so please ah, don't ask me the same question again if you see me on Facebook or MSN or in person. Much appreciated~~
Wishing you all a wonderful Friday & weekend ahead. See ya~~
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted by Beverly's Secret at 10:38 PM
Labels: New Mexico
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
#1 Most of the shoes we bought & wore are flats; a pair of comfy ballet flats is going to ease the long walking journey.
#2 Caeser Park, the hotel we stayed. Highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Taipei! Excellent location, very close to all public transports.
#3 It tempted me and I lost again. Boo... caffeine junkie!
#4 But it tasted toooooo good, you can easily grab one at 7-11 (and there are three 7-11 located right next to my hotel, what to do @.@).
#5 Chean & Sis getting their virgin shot at Xi Men Ding.
#10 How cool!
#11 the well-known theater street...
#13 The most anticipated local food but also the most DISAPPOINTED one, 阿宗麵線 (Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle).
#14 It's actually vermicelli noodles... Tasted so so, honestly my sis & I do not like it at all, we trashed most of it.
#15 But Chean said he was kinda ok with it *bleh*
Then, horror thing happened after our visit to this grotesquely awful Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle (it wasn't that bad, maybe just us, sorry), I was attacked by heat stroke (I think), almost fainted on the street. Jeez, I don't think you can stand the weather either, it was 36'C and three of us were walking around Ximending without umbrella. How genius! It was dehydration that killed me on the first day, then nausea, fever and diarrhea on the 2nd & 3rd day. Déjà vu, Hawaii.
I missed all the fun in Taipei and ruined Chean & my sis Taiwan trip too. I'm terribly sorry, the feeling of guilt buried me alive although I didn't mention that (was too sick).
#16 To compensate their "loss", I belanja them makan at 天外天火锅 (Tian Wai Tian Steamboat/hot pot).
#17 Wondrous array of foods...
#18 According to them, they ordered tomato & spicy (麻辣) soup base.
#21 Ya, just two of them dinning at the restaurant; I was resting at hotel T______T
#22 And for some reasons, Chean looked startlingly drunk and surprisingly happy when I was not around. Hmm...
I'm gonna call him to find out why, guess that's all for today. I'll see you again tomorrow. Thanks for reading.
Posted by Beverly's Secret at 10:39 PM