My husband and I took advantage of the beautiful weather last Sunday and headed out to Little Burma（華新街), which is located in Yonghe (永和), for some scrumptious Burmese food!
Afterwards we drove up into the surrounding hills of Yonghe to check out some of the temples and admire the view. We soon came across a Taiwanese cemetery and decided to nose around a bit. I unabashedly took pictures of many of the graves, which is probably extremely culturally insensitive. But no one was there and I just couldn't resist -- the graves here are just so interesting! We discovered that many of the people buried there were originally from China. Just a few of the provinces listed on the graves were Shandong (山東), Zhejiang (浙江), and Hunan (湖南).
This particular grave was fascinating because it features a cross, but also places for the relatives to place incense. I'm not sure if this means they actually worship the man buried there, or if they just honor him with incense in the same way that Westerners would place flowers on a grave.
After our little graveyard expedition we drove out to Bitan（碧潭), a pretty little lake located in Xindian（新店).
This is one of my favorite snacks! It's ice cream (I think taro flavor) wrapped in a thin dough "thingie" with cilantro and peanut shavings. Sorry, I have no idea what this is called.
Battered, deep-fried vegetables. It's amazing how anything can be made to be unhealthy!
Later we hiked up a small mountain located beside the lake.
We found this abandoned building on top of the mountain. Do any of my fellow Taiwan bloggers know what this is?
The view from the top was absolutely breathtaking. It was a wonderful day!