Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Day trip to Wulai Waterfalls 烏來瀑布

It was a perfect day for a road trip on one of the days after my Dr. Dog service at the hospital.

Let me think of a place to go!

I looked to the left

and to the right....no one in sight! Maybe I should play some fetch first.

Lift off!!!

Got it!

Such a good weather, I think we should check out Wulai.

Wulai is a tourist town well known for its hot springs, sightseeing, and aboriginal culture. It is also a popular place to see cherry blossoms in spring.

Our first stop is the famous 80 meters high Wulai Waterfall (烏來瀑布).

Here it is!

Err....that's all?

That's quite a sad trickle of water. Seriously I expected more of it, I was thinking of seeing something like The Niagara Falls!

At least the magnificent view and fresh air made up for the sad looking waterfall.

This is the cable car that takes you to Yun-xian Theme Park (雲仙樂園) which is on top of the mountain hill. We were told that the building of a man-made lake at the park resulted in the significant decrease of water at the waterfall. Such a pity!

Time for lunch!

We are going to try some Aboriginal Tribe food.

Steamed sticky rice in bamboo tube


Freshwater fish cooked in two ways, steamed and

boiled in soup.

Bitter gourd with salted egg and fried noodles.

All paws up for the fresh and yummy food and then we said bye bye to the miserable waterfall.


Amber-Mae said...

That sure is a sad waterfall. But I wonder what would happen if you just slide down from up there? I think that would be fun! The food looks absolutely great. Aboriginal food is good.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

BrandytheGreat said...

Poor waterfall. At least there still is some water! Seems you had such fun! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Looking smart and handsome as usual. You get to go to a lot of places.

Aki and Poopie said...

aw dino.. too bad about the waterfall... but hey! at least you got to go for some serious walkie (and test flying).. now that is one for the books.

we absolutely love your Dr. Dog scrubs.. hehe.. adorable. i seen to recognize some of the food there like the bitter gourd and the noodles.. we call it ampalaya and pancit here..

we wish you and your family a blessed 2009!

we love you buddy!

Aki, Poopie and the rest of the hugdogs

Par said...

You sure look like you had a great time...

Pedro said...


I think the falls are pretty even if they're kinda skinny! Have you heard anything about that little Pug dawg you guys rescued? I was wondering how he was doing.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dino!
That waterfall is small but its better than nothing!
Yummy food!
Kisses and hugs

☮momoKo said...

Happy new year 2009!
Happy for you and your family!

Peace and love

Amici said...

I agree with Lorenza, although the waterfall might be small it is still pretty. :) Nice adventures! That is a lot of food- hope you helped your human eat it.

Jans Funny Farm said...

That was a different trip. Looks like you enjoyed the food, anyway.

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Dino
I liked the waterfall. It might not be a large as Niagara Falls but still beautiful. Your lunch looked yummy.
Happy New Year
Love Ruby

Lacy said...

w00f's Dino, looks like a wonderful place...heehee iffin they let me off leash me wood b long gone..

b safe,

Kelli said...

Hi Dino!
I saw you on DWB and wanted to stop in and say hello! That waterfall does look a little sad, but it's still pretty! Looks like you had a great lunch! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

You look like you had a cool trip, Dino - that that sure looks like a yummy lunch!

Honey the Great Dane

Homer said...

The cable car looks unsteady... I think I am too scared to take the cable care ride.

BTW, Happy New Year to you!


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

You are an awesome Dr. Dog! I really like your badge too. And love the beautiful pictures of your country.
Did you get to try some of that yummy food?

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Hi Dino!!!!!!!
how are you???
Sorry for our absence but mum has had some problems with the pc!!
You are an awesome Dr. Dog and we love your picture!!!and That waterfall is small but its better than nothing...don't you think it??
and the food....OMD!!!!have you had a great lunch with your family??
we wish you and your family a blessed 2009!!!!!!
we love you a lot!!!!!
lots of kisses and licks!!!!!

Emma said...

Dino, you are so handsome with your hospital outfit! And what a pleasant thing to go out with your mom after hard work at the hospital.

Wonderful landscapes, great lunch! You're so lucky to live in a warm place. Here it's all white and very cold. I love cold weather, but mom hates it big time. And she freezes each time she takes me out.

Hugs and love