Thursday, June 16, 2011

Leavn' on a Bullet Train

Traveling by bullet train we traveled about two thirds of the way south on the island of Taiwan
to Alishan.  It didn't take very long until we were greeted by the farmer, tucked
into his car and a taxi and up the windy road to the high mountain.
His tearoom awaited, so neat and clean.  Soon it was cluttered with cups as we tasted tea.
Our room at the farmer's bed and breakfast.  Actually it was quite comfortable.
The view from our window was the family compound and the tea fields behind the compound.
Yes, we were in the high mountains of Taiwan.  It was quite beautiful.
There were hiking trails and tea everywhere.
I just love seeing laundry hanging on the line and for the most part this laundry was color coordinated.
We ate all of our meals for the two days we stayed here at this table.
Since the farmer and his family were vegetarians, all our meals were vegetarian.
The farmer sending his greetings!
Tomorrow I will share more at this beautiful farm and country side.
It was indeed at the end of the road, but still there were several tearooms.


tea time and roses said...

Hello Marilyn,

Your photos are lovely and certainly take us right along with you. I would have love to you join you on this trip! :o) What a wonderful experience.



La Tea Dah said...

Mr. Farmer sounds like a very innovative man! To run a B & B, tea tasting room, and to farm --- quite an accomplishment. Were the meals filling? I'd be interested in knowing the menus.

Jeanie said...

I think I have a photo from Japan of our B&B owner in the same pose! Looks lovely in every way!

Annie said...

What a lovely life they are living Marilyn. So glad you had a chance to share in two days of peace and quiet.

Mark said...

What an amazing trip. And the vegetarian farmer, a guy after my own heart.

Tracy said...

What a happy greeting--I love this smile! So wonderful to see about your stay at the farm, just taking it all in. Looks like this whole trip was an amazing experience, Marilyn. Joy to share it here with you. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Cathy said...

What a fantastic experience. I love all your photos, Marilyn.

Adrienne said...

I can't begin to imagine how it must be to stay at a tea farm in the mountains of Taiwan! Beautiful photos of the gorgeous scenery. Thank you for taking us along.

Mary said...

My kind of place, vegetarian food and served outdoors, followed of course with a nice cup of tea!


Angela McRae said...

I'm so jealous! What a wonderful opportunity to learn about tea firsthand. And I love that last picture of the "farmer" who is obviously quite contemporary!