Kittens and Wishes

Our second day in Ruifang area was spent in Houtong and Shifen. We hired a taxi for the day to drive us around to the different villages for 2000 NT.

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Our first stop is the Houtong Cat Village. So many cats, so little time to take their pictures! I had a giant grin the whole time.

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Village used to be a dying mining town and became a tourist destination when a cat lover started to take care of the abandoned cats of the village.

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Next we went to see the Shifen falls. It was a bit of a let down as we were expecting this hour long hike to it, only to find ourselves at the falls very quickly once we crossed the bridge.

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After the falls, we went to Shifen Village to get some street snacks. The town is very unique with the train tracks running right through the main village street.

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Everyone rushes off the tracks when the train passes through town

The main thing to do at Shifen is to send a wish balloon into the sky from the train tracks.

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Our wishes were pretty modest compared to other ones wishing for more money, perfect 4.0 GPA or a hot girlfriend.

Sending our wishes to the sky
Sending our wishes to the sky

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