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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 7: Oia Alpaca Cafe, Taipei

    The Oia Alpaca Cafe houses several alpacas, or affectionately known as Cao Ni Ma (草泥马)in Taiwan, are such cute animals that spit at you when they are pissed. “Differences between Alpacas and Llamas: Their ears: Alpaca ears have short spear-shaped ears while llamas have much longer, banana-shaped ears. Their size: Alpacas generally weigh in at around 150 pounds while llamas can get as heavy as 400 pounds. At the shoulder, an average alpaca stands between 34 and 36 inches, while a llama generally ranges between 42 and 46 inches. Their faces: Llamas have a longer face; an alpaca’s face is a bit more blunt, giving them a “smooshed in” look.…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 6: Tamsui, Taipei

    Breakfast was a mad rush today as we took too much awake time soaking in our hot spring bath. After which, we checked out and left our luggage at the hotel. For day 6 of our Taiwan itinerary. we embarked on our cherry blossom hunt 2.0 in Tamsui. Travel HANter 16 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 6: Tamsui, Taipei We walked around the area, hoping to visit the thermal valley. I have tried visiting this place twice and both times, on the day I visit, the valley is closed. Why would today be different? THE VALLEY IS CLOSED AGAIN. What are the odds? So we just walked around, bought an onsen…