|Turtle Island in the distance|
|Michele and I on the steps|
|At the 茶馆|
|First movie theater in Taiwan|
|View from 茶馆|
The 茶管 we went to was gorgeous. We were able to sit outside on the balcony and had a breathtaking view of the ocean and mountainside. We sat with three other people and spent the afternoon sipping tea and chatting about anything we could think of. I’m pretty sure that’s why teahouses were invented because it was perfect. Right before the sunset, it began to drizzle a little. Michele and I were a little bummed at first, thinking we wouldn't be able to explore as much, but we were reassured by our company that rain in Jiufen was normal. One friend described rainfall in Jiufen as “a special feeling.” Even he didn't have a concrete way to describe Jiufen. But as I gazed out at the ocean view and sipped some tea, I knew what he meant.