Why You Should Get Out Of Taipei!
all right good morning today we've jumped on a local bus and headed about an hour outside of taipei city and we've come to Wulai a beautiful indigenous mountain town here by the river check this place out before we head into town I'm going to have to show you these views from the wulai suspension bridge cuz it's absolutely gorgeous look at this we got a beautiful Temple over there look at the weather look at all the clouds in the valley this place is stunning yeah little town by the river I mean we've not picked a right good day for it look it's bloody pissing it down but I've got to show you these views so beautiful the water is so blue and clear it's well nice look at this so what we're going to do is head into town and check it out we'll see what's going on looks so nice it's really chill really peaceful Leesh is on her finest Duty she's always on picture duty for the Granny's is what she does it's always leesh that everyone asks look at this she's getting bossed about now she's saying this side now we'll have some on this side that's not good enough let's get it in this pose so we're going to head down here take a walk by the river and explore a little bit but I've just got to say huge thanks to thorts an OG subscriber who actually recommended We Come To Wulai, cheers mate you're a legend hope we do it justice for you so here we go check the views out I'm already well impressed with it around here look at this we got church on the top in the clouds there and all these houses just like built into the hill by the river what a place look at this well picturesque what do you think it's Majestic Majestic especially like the clouds so beautiful wow it's sick here check these views out I am well impressed this place is beautiful look at this the river running through and the oh everything's so old I love it it I'm already loving it here look at that wow so we're going to head down here I think there's an old Street down here like a little market areas here like food snacks drinks but I don't think it opens yet so we're going to head through town out the other side and I think there is a waterfall like 20 minute walk or something. all right so Wulai town is known for its Hot Springs there is a lot of thermal Waters in this area now we're heading down here to the river because I believe there used to be natural springs that sadly got destroyed in a typhoon but it looks like there's some leftovers here so we're going to check it out, everywhere in town there's loads of really fancy places with hot springs they look beautiful little bit pricey but they do look really nice so we've just headed down here to the river looks like we got a hydroelectric power station there and it's really cool it's really cool so you can see there these little foot paths oh it goes there it goes down there so we'll explore see if we can find a little bit of hot water so we can dip our feet in so we've headed down here and to be honest I have no idea what we've come across looks like people are living here but we're going to investigate nonetheless we'll see what's going on there's a man there doing a bit of washing up brushing his teeth so is this thermal water here maybe it is maybe we'll just have a little investigate hello hello what is this maybe maybe people are camping here this is what they is looks like maybe they're camping I have no idea I think we found a free little hot water source there's a few different pools like if you look down there there just old chaps like old Taiwanese blokes sitting in these little pools should have a look I wish we brought swimming stuff no we messed up ain't we right so just whats that lovely little lady and she said this is free yes I think they've um maybe some local people have just kind of set this up so she said go and have a look here because oh yeah you can feel oh you can feel the warmth so they've started to rebuild these little pools look at this you can see the um steam rising and you can feel it yeah oh that's lovely doesn't have that sulfury smell though hello oh wow it's very nice super nice and warm that well nice hot spring yes wow the other side as well oh have you have you made this everybody everybody do it okay okay right this is super cool now we haven't actually got our swimming gear so all I'm going to have to do here is a little bit of a squat just to get some of this water that's super nice especially on this like cold miserable rainy day and then you can jump straight into the cold River there I've never wanted swimming trunks as much in my whole life this is so nice look at this and it doesn't have that stink wow must be different um thermal water oh there he goes look at that he's making me well jealous I proper wish we had some swimming trunks I mean I could just go in like this but then I'm just going to be soggy all day like a soggy chip. the Water by the way everyone is Crystal Clear literally oh he's butterflying absolute hero it's flipping crystal clear that I can see the fish I can see the rocks at the bottom it's well nice how's it feel Leesh so warm it's really hot it's really hot i'd Love to get in here and then swim in the cold I know do what he's doing hot spring and then dive off the rock into river but can we just appreciate where we are everyone look how beautiful it is we're in this green jungle Valley we still got the clouds rolling in it's stunning here Wulai is well beautiful so this is so upsetting I really want to get in here everyone's having a good time the people are really friendly and chilled out here as well and you can go from this yeah it's super nice and hot straight over here into the cold River super cold it's refreshing it's beautiful we proper want to swim don't we look everyone's having a cracking time oh well need to come back don't we like friendly as well everyone's that telling us to get in and like yeah everyone's proper proper welcoming the people around here yeah but honestly this I love swimming in fresh water this is what I love oh well it's one of the most beautiful places we've been in a long time I mean just getting I know but we'll be soggy chips all day soggy chips this is cold like oh yeah right there we go there's your hot springs got some more over there as well they've built loads you can see they've actually um bricked them off with some big stones that's a proper deep hot spring yeah these all this ground thermal water so they've like channeled it here that's enough hot spring talk for you you get the point it's beautiful Come To Wulai bring some swimming gear so this one we're in right now is the hottest one that I'm squatting in, is my bum in the water there oh maybe I've got my bum wet but yeah it's really nice and it doesn't smell like there's any sulfur in it which is um something I've not come across much in a hot spring before it's really nice right on we go we're going to walk to the waterfall down the valley somewhere is a man doing some beautiful singing absolute okay okay okay what's he doing with that bucket this guy's an absolute character you got you got to love it old people are just characters of the world aren't they we need to protect them while they're still here look it he just knocking about his budgy smugs on yeah this is you're not stopping me from going here flipping Hero Let's see government try to tell my mate he can't use this hot spring for free he's not having any it what is going on here I have no idea what's going on but I'm going to do a little bit of further exploration cuz I've seen this I think this is also one of the hot water sources and there's like a little chamber oh this looks interesting our Mate in there look at that it's like a little cave a hot cave look at this oh that's very hot in there that is nice look at that that is sick this is the sickest place weve been in the long time yeah so just loads of these I come come to Wulai definitely I'm well impressed this place is now officially the best place ever I can't get over it you've got everything you could ever need you've even got Inflatables you've got some Olympic rings you've got a shade spot just here little benches some exercise equipment clothes drying racks pull-up bar this place is sick the locals here really made a special place for everyone proper Community Vibe around it I sound like a weirdo but everyone's it's proper nice when everyone pitches in like to do something like this for everyone to use so we're finally going to head off now sorry I love this place one last thing huge shout out to Taiwan this place is immaculately clean there is no litter no [ __ ] in this River it's beautiful it's Crystal Clear it's that clean there's still fish all over the place alive not floating down the river dead like a lot of Asian countries so yeah big respect this is beautiful I love it so we're doing this in true English style we're walking but if you're feeling a bit lazy you can actually get this which is like a little train look at it it's got a little pig on the front so you can get that to the waterfall but we're walking I mean you can't deny it's not a beautiful place to go for a walk got to say this is a it's one of them you need to look around and just take it in like holy moly look look at the size of these jungle mountains mad wow it's well nice river running through the valley this spot is fantastic bloody hell thoughts mate you're onto a winner here cheers pal train's coming back all the way so yeah if you can't be asked it's quite good actually you don't have to do any work you don't have to sweat like us and you get the view there he goes by texting and driving give him a ticket that's not good enough what do you think of the view Leesh so beautiful it's unbelievable it's like you're in a fairy tale or something isn't it it's so that's a good way to say it oh we're pretty much at the waterfall now I'm just going to show you around here because I just feel like I'm back in the Soviet Union I don't know why it's just got this proper old school feel around here it's a proper old town so I'm going to show you the waterfall hello here here we are at the waterfall check it out it's well nice very in mind we're at the end of summer so it's not there's not that much water it's still very beautiful is it proper nice valley views look at that the water I tell you what crystal clear this River well nice look at that what a place what do you think leesh it's really nice so peaceful and really clean and not like fake tourist there you know like some places like this they can look super um fake and it feels like I don't know it feels like tourism been in a good way he's done it right really beautiful got some cute pics going down here I need to Leesh on how you do the um keep holding cuz they're always looking really good on the on the so I'm going to do something I'm going to do a bit of reverse selfie tourism just going to have to find a volunteer here he got quite a few goodbye good bye excuse me excuse me my my friend can I take a picture selfie me and you me and you we okay okay yes it have a nice trip there we go that man was so confused the bit of um reverse selfie tourism when we're hit him with it everyone's always asking us can I take a picture of you thought we do it the way around the white man as they local if you can take a selfie with him exact it went exactly as I expected right there we go we're going to head back into town and try and get some some little bits of street food maybe some like Aboriginal snacks indigenous snacks from this area right look at that there look at the view down this street it's well nice so all these are like little thermal bath spa hotels you you can actually just pay by the hour you can pay for like 2 hours it ranges from like 300 to 500 and then yeah there also hotels so you can stay with a little nice room overlooking the river with with the private Hot tub it's all natural thermal water so it's pretty cool to be fair price is not too high but we're just chilling out so we're going to head down here into town check it out might be a bit more lively now when we arrive before it's raining and um early morning so we'll see this lovely lady here has just stopped us to try some of this this is millet wine this is this is beautiful I okay okay I I think this is milet wine like a sweet milet wine they make here the people around this are so let's see smell like smells very strong okay she oh it's really good oh it's smells strong this is this is plain not not like fruit flavored it's really good that's really sweet tastes a bit honey like yeah that's really that's actually really good yeah that's delicious so she's also selling honey she's actually got fresh honey there honey honey honey and then different flavor of um the Millet wine like a spirit oh they've got Peach what's this cherry that's just the bottle the bottles are very nice it's 150 for one of these bottles that's a that's a decent price for a bottle that size we don't need one though we don't have room okay thank you thank you thank you it's very delicious very delicious have a nice day that was so good that was actually really good but we don't need don't need a massive bottle of millet wine but she she really wanted us to try it she would we actually said no she would not let us walk past try try try try really good that and around here they sell all kinds of wild boar Goods you can see we got a wild boar there little bad boy so I think we're going to try and get some Wild Boar sausages in town they also sell Wild Boar meat grilled that I can't get over that uh mil well good we don't drink but it's still well good all right here we go let's get ourselves some wild Boar sausages they smell fantastic they smell in the air is well good so he's got different flavors he's got one two three four or five different flavors oh that looks so good he's just grilled that ladies up there ,delicious? it's got the seal of approval okay please can me get three can we get one one one wine one pepper and one Mala yes yes oh perfect so you're ordering he just throws it on this little Grill here and he's going to Crisp. them up nicely there yeah these are definitely popular as we arrived there's a massive crowd of people here and everyone's just got a sausage sticking around Munching away so yeah here we go there's your menu one 45 is it I have no idea 135 for 3 sorry okay we like spicy spicy good spicy delicious how do different different I just say spicy okay but don't worry we can eat okay okay this going to be good oh garlic oh garlic sauce so he's got raw garlic and then this is like Garlic sauce just this oh that looks so good sauce have sour sour want spicy you can try okay so we put this on the top okay little sauce and the [ __ ] this is well good this let me tell you this smells phenomenal that's like pure minced garlic that's that's one of the best smelling things I've ever smelt and this is a pepper sauce look at this look at all those full pepper corns that's going to be Heaven it's said a bit sour and then real garlic and all these like Powder you can throw over the top oh this is well good oh he scores the sausage he scores it ah maybe to get a bit crispy get the inside cooked and then for when you paste them sauces on it can like go into the cracks oh wow oh it smells so good it smells amazing smells very that lemongrass yeah yeah wow it's a special type of mountain pepper from this region or we can try a tiny bit it have a seed only one seed inside have a seed okay okay can we get in a bag okay so we can sit over there somewhere maybe oh that looks so good my friend Music] [Music] okay spicy spicy you really got to appreciate these grilling these fresh cuz a lot of places I've see they got like already cooked stacked okay and we can put this ony take some of take some real garlic get that in the bag yeah have them with these oh it's all going on thank you can we put this on now oh they're so hot oh we'll wait then can we give it a minute one the seed I like the seed you like the seed yes it looks yeah you can more seed okay thank you inside oh they're falling off okay okay right so I've got the wine sausage look at that going have to take this over there cuz of the music just grabbed our sausages from over there look at where we're going to eat them we've got a bit of a view here aren't we by river so what have you got oh [ __ ] I think spicy this one okay so Alicia's put the garlic all over it as well Peppercorns in that little Ridge Cheers Cheers I've got the the wine one so I'm actually just going to try those pepper corns first that's crazy taste pepper it tastes like citrus it tastes like lemongrass like lemon that's weird the sausage what is it really just the seeds that's right it's delicious so delicious oh that's so fresh that is a good looking flipping sausage that's so good that's a meaty heavy sausage that's really good that is a very good sausage how's that one oh oh it's got a proper sausage skin to it oh wow oh it's incredible this what dreams are made it look at that I think this is the the pepper one is it tastes like lemonade oh it's wer got lemongrass so just got garlic and pepper oh oh oh that was I'm sorry you have to witness that that's so good know this one is see this one is so good oh it smells now we got the raw garlic we forgot so we just peeled a bit of this oo very strong burn garlic goes so well with the sausage though this is the the wine one it's actually it's got that little bit of a sour taste right so we've got our last sausage the Mala the spicy sausage got some those pepper corns on the end which looks like a little animal has come then a little poo on the end on it so it's say this looks so good I've pasted the garlic on put some chili powder on it as well you want to scoop the peppercorns down a bit leesh or I'm going to end up eating only one bite look at the Precision on this I feel like they're slip right off so there we go check check that out that looks so good doesn't it here we go chili sausage that's our favorite one so good such a meaty sausage and it's a little bit spicy it's got a nice kick to it so good that's good well my favorite is the the pepper corn one yeah it was good that lemongrass taste to it this is really delicious though there we go Mountain pepper special pepper we're actually selling it in little tubs what a place to be life's right good right now terrible English but yeah absolutely wonderful sausage is good good thank you how so good thank you so some of the best sausages I've eaten in a long time so good so good thank you oh thank you okay goodbye Legend check him out if you are in Wulai good man so we're going to walk down the wulai old Street very typical Taiwanese thing they have old streets all over the country but this one looks really nice cuz of the views of the mountains on either side of it everyone's enjoying them sausages so we'll go for a Wonder down here you can see they're selling all kinds of different things what's this it's yeah 15 oh so these are making different types of mochi handmade mochi oh okay we're going to grab one of these mochi they are 15 a piece which one is your favourite? let's get one can we get one peanut please yeah we just get one peanut one everything's made fresh I'm just going to quickly just show you just around here they're making everything fresh you can see I'm out there on the machine it's pretty cool and then they rub them in this dust MochiI know nothing about Mochi we don't eat Mochi in England so we're going to try one smells really good you don't think that Tried them a few times but they've never been right right good have they but here I think they're going to be good oh it does smell good it smells like um oh he stuffs it oh and then it goes in the peanut dust oh this is pretty cool look at that the most pathetic order anyone's ever done okay [ __ ] perfect thank you right Le there you go there's your Mochi your one Mochi well it was made fresh so I felt like I had to try it you can't pass an opportunity like that I've never actually had like fresh good mochi yeah it's stuffed as well oh my God it's it good I can't speak it's all stuck to mouth all the peanut oh God good it makes your mouth go dry right really I'll finish it off can you see it in the let's try and get it all oh oh yeah I can't speak oh it tastes really good and fresh though it's actually quite good good little snack so one thing you're going to see a lot on the street is the sticky rice cooked in the bamboo tubes I don't know what else they put in there but it looks really good there's a lot of that around here I think that is one of the Aboriginal Foods of this area I guess and they got fried taro cakes they look quite good all freshly fried there how hello that look really good smells good it's lots of stuff is sweet is it delicious how it's not bad it's not bad what is the fruit I don't know a very local rub and it's very good for your eyes okay okay we'll have to it's actually our first time as okay okay okay have a nice day okay right so we're just going to stop at this little lady's spot because she's making a juice out of this fruit which I have no idea what this is I've never seen this in my life okay please can we get one you yeah one so we're just going to get one glass she's also got another magical juice I think that's dragon fruit so this is 60 for a little cup and ladies didn't sell it to us did they they said it's okay not sweet but it's good for the eyes so we got one it's a beautiful fruit it's like a little hedgehog yes pleas okay okay she sh oo taste test nice and cold it's a nice color is you want to go for it very refreshing refreshing yeah very refreshing oh that's good thank you is very refreshing it's very it's pretty um let just have another do on that not super sweet is it the cloes not crazy no sweetness it's almost reminded me of um my good mate Terry the Cucumber tastes watery it tastes good for you well it's a very local fruit it's just got a it's got a little bit of flavor to it yeah tastes Hydrating it tastes good for you so we'll take it nice color yeah it is which is nice to support the businesses on the street is it strawberry more strawberries hello man selling dehydrated strawberries oh is this dried strawberry oh I will try this don't worry is that what is it dried strawberry oh it's crunchy oh it's well it's like a crisp and crunchy freeze dried oh that that's well good yeah these are really good okay sh thank you my friend it's only 50 for a bag look well good you see everyone just puts the fruit out all nice beautiful like this we got some mushrooms little pumpkin it's that bit of good I have no idea that's like what we ate day the leaf and then we got the the bamboo sticky rice so there's all kinds around here another thing big here is oh they got little fried fish as well but the fried shrimp what's that sort of spicy broth you can tell we don't have any clue what anything is but we're very excited about it all this looks like a proper little food station so yeah the wulai old old is well cool as you can see behind us it's got that proper old feel the people are pretty friendly super chilled out relaxed you can just like browse at your leisure more sausages there oh and they've also got like Grill sticky rice what is there is this oh it's not Millet mochi Millet mochi okay we'll have one we'll get just one please which is um you decide for me you pick okay whatever mil okay yeah okay what's the best what what is most delicious one one um do you want seaweed with soy sauce black sugar sugar I think maybe sweet would be better condensed milk yeah condensed milk would be good okay okay condensed milk it's like a sweet is it I love condensed milk okay also it grills nice and fresh is this Millet Mochi I have no idea what we're eating you see it we're on it now we're getting the condensed milk there we go oh maybe this one okay okay I don't know what it is but it looks good oh well we got it okay okay can you okay uh one two three 4 okay okay sh sh thank you so muche byebye yeah look at us can't say no to anyone come with she's a nice lady it's red hot we can't eat that's got some weight to it that it is heavy isn't it yeah it's like a baby right we're going to try that Contraption we bought the Mochi she called it which it said sticky rice or I have no idea what we're eating again always dripping it's got condensed milk on it you know what actually really good got nice toasted flavor to it where it's being roasted what is it is it Mochi millet mochi I don't know obviously delicious and the little just on the Top's good I don't know what I'm eating but I like it what is the know it's really good though that was 40 taiwanese dollars I'm really glad we actually got that o got dust on me thought I think it's definitely better sweet than savoury pretty good actually very chewy yeah my teeth I need a tooth so so cute just that dog's so old it needs it needs to just go to rest got anything for me in this group of people just walking past the taxis and a few of them are actually Aboriginal men indigenous men like the guy can see I just had a really nice conversation with him didn't want to be on camera which is fair enough he had all the face tattoos like the lines all across like the it was really really cool to see it's cool cuz I've never seen Aboriginal original tattoos that were colorful like that on the face I've seen them nice black but not the were that blue and orange in and inside his taxi had all kinds of crazy stuff he had like um taxi Dash animals he had all kinds going on really cool yeah come to wulai really nice guy actually as well I think was called ... or something I can't remember so we're going to get bus home now byebye bye-bye see you later okay right here we are jumping on the local bus back home Leesh is just coppering up okay there we go right so we're going to head back to new taipei here now now this local bus only cost 30 Taiwanese dollars which is an absolute steal so what a good day we've had good little day here in wulai really nice placees well beautiful it's just been a really good day out i' got some kids over here hey there they go really cool kids local kids I think they're actually the local people so yeah really good day yeah thanks so much to thorts again for sending us over it's been fantastic I'm glad we came I love it well nice see you later see you next time bye