PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE YOU RE POST MY PHOTOS ON TO YOUR BLOG. THERE ARE SOME BLOGGERS WHO DID NOT ASK MY PERMISSION AND REPOST MY PHOTOS WITHOUT THE COURTESY OF LINKING BACK TO MY BLOG. THIS IS LIKE STEALING. PEOPLE, I HAVE SPEND MUCH TIME TAKING PHOTOS AND DOING HOMEWORK ON MY TRAVELLING INFORMATION AND KINDLY SHARE THESE INFORMATION TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEM. IF NECESSARY I WILL POST SCREEN SHOT OF YOUR BLOG TO SHOW YOUR BAD MANNERS OF STEALING MY PHOTOS. THE MOST DISGUSTING THING THEY DID WAS TO SCREEN SHOT MY PHOTO AND CORP OFF MY BLOG TITLE AND REPOST IN THEIR BLOG. Jiufen means nine portion.
During the first years of the Qing Dynasty, the village here housed nine families, thus the village would request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town. Later Jiufen ("Nine portions" in Chinese) would become the name of the village.
Just beside the seven eleven minimart is the old street of Jiufen. There were many shops selling food, snacks, souvenirs and many tea houses with great view of the scenery of Jiufen and the sea.
Famous dessert in Jiufen, looked like doggie like a taste of it too.
Familar sight in Taiwan, ice cream with shaved nuts wrapped in popiah skin.
Stall selling ducks's feet and tongues.
BBQ squids and snails.
You just had to be there to feel the atmosphere of eating and shopping or just walking around the old streets.
Beautiful scenery of the sea,north of Taiwan.
I had lunch at one of the tea house with a great view.
After lunch, we walked further down the alley where not many people would walked cause most tourists had only limited time to wander around and had to head back to their tour bus. As hubby and me have time on our side, we just take a slow walk around.
Many hidden gems in the quiet alley.
Saw lots of home run inns along the alley.
Finally after touring Jiufen's old streets, we made our way back to the seven eleven minimart. We had to crossed over the road to the opposite of seven eleven to take the bus back to Ruifang Train Station. Opposite the seven eleven and just beside the bus stop is this cake shop selling nice pineapple tarts and sun biscuits. I bought quite a lot of boxes of them and I prefer the sun biscuits, it was so soft and tasty.
Finally the bus arrived and we made our way back to the train and of course we sat near the driver so that we can alight easily.