無為草堂 Wuwei Teahouse

If you are in Tai Chung, it worth dropping by this place. It’s a tea house but they do offer lunch. For me, this place is nostalgic. For a short moment, you are transported back in time. 

無為草堂

As you walked through the arch, the small rock bridge with koi fish below.
Ancient door with rustic lantern.

 Old wooden floor and the red brick. Maybe I have been to a similar place somewhere in time. 

 I saw this next at another room. I took this photo. 

 Nothing particular about the food. But the atmosphere is mesmerizing.

Public Transportation Taichung – How we travel?

This some of the travel tips that we acquired during our time in Taichung. This how we use public transportation facilities in Taichung.

If  you have a better way, please let me know on the comment below. 

1) Easy Card is essential when using buses. When you get on the bus, you need to place the card on the reader and when you get off the bus, you need to place the card on the reader, again. 

2) We download this  Taichung Bus (Real-time) . Unfortunately, this app is in Chinese. I have not found one which has English on it. This is real time app tracking all the buses. One of the best app I thinks. 

The left side tell you which bus stop it’s currently stopping or going to stop . the right hand side (the green indicator is the no. of the bus).

3) how do we find the right bus for the right route? Google map. First, type the destination, then it will show the buses that will get you there.

Then click on the bus route, in this case is bus no. 18. It will show far you should walk to the nearest bus stop and it tell you in real time when is the next bus will arrive at the bus stop.

Below is not screenshot on the route, This is how we traveled around Tai Chung city.

Beluga Restaurant & Bar Taichung

Every time when we stop by in Taiwan, we would choose one French restaurant to eat. This time it was Beluga restaurant in Taichung.

Below are some of the photos I have taken, if you want to read review on this restaurant you can head to tripadvisor for the review. The review there is pretty much to the point.

 The Iberico is a little weak but the layout is pretty nice.

Beluga Restaurant & Bar Taichung

click on the above link to their official site.

Stay Hotel Taichung (星漾商旅台中一中館)

After Sun Moon Lake, We came back to Taichung again and we stay here Stay Hotel Taichung

Location – very close to Yizhong night market. It’s only one long streets. Much smaller than Fengjia market. We prefer this side because public transportation is very convenient. Multiple bus stop are within 5 to 7min walk. From here, we could go to National Taiwan Art Center and National Taichung Theater. Very convenient.

Breakfast – very typical taiwanese breakfast. 

Bed – it was two full size attached together. 

Electronic jacks – it’s have a lot of jacks. No need to worry if you need to charge your phone and other electronic toys. 

Laundry – one washer and dryer..

Gym – they even have a small gym with one treadmill, bicycle thing (i don’t what to cal that) and a massage chair.

 Open closet

 We do hear street noise but it does not bother us.

Below is a short video:

Sun Moon Lake Hotel 日月潭大飯店

Sun Moon Lake Hotel

If you are coming to Sun Moon Lake, this should be the hotel to stay.

Very spacious, the bed is a two fullsize bed attached together. Huge bed and there is a tatami living room.

Location – it’s not close to where all the eateries/restaurant area. You need to walk a least 20min one way if you want to find something to eat at night.

Bicycle – Free bike rental for guest. You need to return the bike by 6pm.

Parking space – plenty of space on the weekdays. I don’t know about weekend. At the town area where all the restaurant, the parking price for weekdays $100nt all day. There is a huge parking area on the where the 7-11 situation.

Electronic jacks – sufficient.

Breakfast buffet  – huge veriety. 70% traditional taiwan. 30% western.

Overall – for us it was very good stay. No complaint.

 The tatami area.

 You can sit here. Have some beer and enjoy the scenery. You can wake up early to check out the sunrise.


 This is NOT a hot spring tub but just regular bathtub.

 They have scramble egg…that was good enough for me…

 Breakfast buffet – have a lot variety that mainly traditional taiwanese breakfast.

best onion ring – one of the best onion ring i have tasted.

Kun Hotel Taichung 台中

Kun Hotel Taichung

We stayed there last week. So photo inside the room. All standard amenities are in place. Nothing short.


Location  – Near Fengjia night market. You need to walk about 15min walk to the the Fengjia Night Market and the night market is huge. It consisted of two or three side street. If you are into night market food, this is the place to explore.

Get to the hotel – We took a bus from the airport. Bus No.A3. Its $100NT for each person. You can pay cash or with Easycard (if you have one in hand). The bus took us to Fuxing North Road (they stop is next to McDonald). We need to walked about 10min north to Fuxing North 2nd Street and you will see the Kun Hotel on your right.

Electronic jacks – sufficient for our use. we have 4 handphone, 2 camera charger, stabilizer charger, power bank and wifi router charger.

Laundry – They have two laundry machine and drying machine. The washing powder provider free. $40Nt to wash. $60NT to dry.

Breakfast – they offered breakfast but we did not booked the room with breakfast so I can`t comment on the breakfast.


Overall – very good. no complaint.

 the safe – it works.

 there is windows. this is the view from my floor.

 shampoo and bath gel

towel.

I shot a short video to show how the room look like.