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  • Zara and Yusuf are a brother and sister duo from a family of 10 from Malaysia

  • I am Zahra and work in a travel agency hello guys my name is mama yo I design

  • and purchase top Yousef is a high school students and Zara works at a travel

  • agency but neither of them has ever left their home country before and finally

  • it's happening this is beyond dream come true for me because all my expenses are

  • fully paid I looking forward to as Prince what buy one can offer to me so

  • for this episode Patti is gonna bring the both of them

  • around on a railroad adventure of Taiwan I've never study about railway station

  • that way and it's really interesting Taiwan good

  • hope so are you ready

  • a smart and relaxing way to cruise around the island is by train each

  • railway line has its own unique looks of the nature and allows us to trace back

  • to the old days getting to know the history of each area each station also

  • has their own stories so this time I'm gonna take sari and yussef travel around

  • Taiwan slow

  • alright perfect timing for a spring party and what I mean spring party is

  • with the blossoms this is the perfect season for plum flowers and Japanese

  • Sakura yeah I lucky yeah you love Japanese culture right Sakura is a big

  • part of it and we have a flower girl here your name is Zara which mayflower

  • yes so we'll be seeing a lot of Zara's all over here we've been walking around

  • you're in for some walk power walk so we can eat more later yeah yeah

  • oh wow oh so pretty this is like a wonderland right over here it's peach

  • blossoms and over there the white one is the plum bus yeah as you what are what

  • the flower famous in Taiwan okay we like every flower and all of the flowers are

  • really nice

  • so in this place there's so much to explore including mystery this is not an

  • average plum tree but is actually a native mountain cherry blossom only seen

  • here in and also it's called the Usos an e or Susan

  • you know the Taiwanese creativity and artsy stuff is actually everywhere even

  • in this beautiful flowery forest so if we look over here this is what we have

  • at the back of us this whole section is actually a huge maze mm-hmm

  • have you ever like ran in the kind of maze before no so we're gonna go inside

  • compete about a bit of a challenging for ya it's been too quiet over there

  • okay put down our bags warm up rowm warm up okay and the loser has to cheat the

  • other people drinks which one

  • Russia

  • oh isn't this a beautiful day Oh Jean ha ha we have tea there is a

  • mountain tea oh man sentir see this is not good

  • it smells really good I also had surprise for you first yeah

  • this favorite white wine and it actually looks like blossoms from the Train

  • um cheers do you want to share your TV confess but no so much fun with Zara

  • Youssef we had a bit of an action running around the maze and competing a

  • bit and it's time for some nature now some cultural traveling style we had so

  • much arranged for you guys this trip okay this week it's gonna be really

  • really busy but exciting as well and to give you guys a bit of a picture of what

  • we're gonna do this in Taiwan we have many mountains beautiful valleys and of

  • course many waterfalls alright guys ready for the trip yeah a

  • railway trip is starting from here from Geelong so we're currently here now and

  • it's the most northern part of Taiwan you can see our beautiful sea yeah over

  • here already got your backpack yes your drinks and everything let's

  • head to the station they'll tell you more about this place okay

  • we started our railway trip from the pinkie line where one of the oldest

  • railways were built which has many many stories from the past

  • now the scenery is slowly changing we're going in the valleys through a lot of

  • tunnels and there will be a lot of lakes and Warford

  • so this is the traditional street of Taiwan okay I was sitting plus to

  • explore around the station as always so we're gonna walk around here and eat

  • about and see if you wanna buy souvenirs from your breath

  • I've read shipping all street before and at the easily interesting because it's

  • our first time watching Lenten pay and is not what we can easily found in

  • Malaysia

  • oh there's more

  • and the suspension bridge this is a really old one as well when I get on

  • English I can handle it in stable and more awkward and we play some running

  • and play some real gift and we go to sleep wait and it's so fun so I was

  • saying before that the railway was actually built for coal miners something

  • so since we here I'm gonna take you guys to experience how in the ancient times

  • the coal miners transport okay

  • I noticed but that we have to high key in Taiwan

  • yes all the birds made it to us to go to mountain and found secret place you're

  • happy I got your checklist okay we'll wait for our train over here this is the

  • ancient railway and we have a bit of time I don't know when it will come

  • but eventually well those translate over here and

  • and then we sit a while to wait for the train arrive nice

  • in all of things oh I think oh my train is here finally

  • and I'm on a mine striving and I think is really fun to watch that the option

  • is still moving as you can see the photo

  • hope you've been having a great time so far obviously Patty is gonna be the one

  • that's gonna be taking you around we're also giving you a handful of money

  • we're giving you a hundred thousand empty and you can spend it however you

  • would like so you have a few days you can think about it get to know Taiwan

  • get to know the people paddy can help you out

  • and yeah have fun to have a great time but if you already this is our ride like

  • I said she's a classic okay so from about 1930 - she's Bluebell Maslow rusty

  • side but she still works well so are you ready to get your hands dirty yeah we're

  • gonna go visit the coal museum oh okay let's go

  • the one-eyed chain which we call Julia Nelson is one of the earliest

  • electrified pole trains that still exists

  • it was like from secret getaway to another secret getaway I think it's

  • really fun to go there

  • this will be particularly important you can see this enough all the names of the

  • workers and what you do is you can do now is write your name on both of them

  • okay you'll do the same all of us have to do it because we're all gonna go into

  • the coal mine okay right both with your name on it when you

  • are working inside the coal mine you take your yellow one and you put it in

  • your pocket and you have this with you all day and only when you come back from

  • work you put your name back and then that way they know who's here and who's

  • sitting inside yeah it's our first day on the job ready for work okay Here I am

  • okay okay everybody got your yellow tanks yes all right

  • put in your pocket we're going we're going to work okay I still mommy very

  • very dark sore back yeah and this is considered like one of the higher ones I

  • mean normally hmm the tunnels are like almost this slope okay yeah and they

  • would have to dig out the coal like this so they'd be in this position all day

  • long to be a coal miner so difficult and so tired every year I think it's really

  • dangerous and not a really good environment for women work good

  • here you can see what they wanted so this is Apple this is correct

  • Wow okay this is Nicole that you want and this is the rock that you do not

  • want to leave have to separate the two now these are very very heavy and if

  • you'd like we can try and experience what they used to have to push out by

  • themselves yeah come on we'll do it outside so I mana is going to be our

  • judge and what we have to do is we have to push this cart now this is filled

  • with actual Colt mm-hmm it's very very heavy how heavy I think topological king

  • uh okay we have to split up into teams we have a game it's called black and

  • white okay well do one two three and we'll see who's team who's on his team

  • three point one two three

  • come on guitar at first I thought use of empathy thing will be because this guy

  • tough guy right here okay ready I don't know I think we were too proud in the

  • beginning it was like okay how many people you watching TV now guess that we

  • were gonna lose yeah hey hey let's go get some rink GEHA okay

  • let's go get

  • right all right all yellow oh fuck I'll save you good good is your boss I would

  • say all y'all done again good job stick but you did get a little

  • bit dirty sOooo now I'm gonna send you off with patty to

  • lean gel waterfalls somebody's excited I studied for a little bit so wonderful

  • is famous so I think oh it's so much at least it's on top of I don't want to see

  • that all excited yes good oh you're gonna enjoy it

  • we're gonna send you off enjoy the railway and maybe I'll see you what are

  • the other centers okay yeah yeah I'm so much like surprising them you read her

  • mind yeah

  • you see the curve of this railway yeah this is how this station got its name

  • because this looks like a smile so this station is called the smile station it's

  • really cute huh yeah but curved from all over there and

  • the link to our waterfall is just steps ahead I think I hear some water from the

  • air oh wow

  • and I never heard of that place before which is really interesting to know and

  • then the waterfall this list from the what is civility and actually we thought

  • like maybe we can jump into it there is summer people come here to swim

  • and signal a yeah picnic barbecue and stuff then this is a kind of a secret

  • getaway so not much people know this

  • the waterfall check yeah this a pretty close chemical the name online was first

  • built for transporting lumber and concrete but now it's a beautiful haka

  • City with the genuine looks of the past most importantly there is a master that

  • Yusuf would be so pleased to see all right so this is senior station

  • this station was built here when the Japanese rule Taiwan so this is a

  • monument representative of the scene to area and this is where we'll start our

  • name on lines a railway trip that's how one culture is actually a

  • fusion of lots of different cultures but the culture future like in Malaysia as

  • well yes many wishes yes there's Chinese Union and steep odd and we are also

  • really anything and we live together and put together yes just what they were

  • like so I was saying that every station has its own kind of topic yeah this

  • watching station is about now so you'll see a lot of installation art a lot of

  • stories about love and I'll tell you more why it's celebrating love yeah a

  • lot more insight they are couple who have first met at the station and they

  • thought they need to preserve their love location to make it into tourist

  • attraction they happily married but this station was going to be kind of closed

  • down so there thinks oh this represents our love this station declared our love

  • so we're gonna save this place oh yeah so they brought it down and

  • actually renovated and now it's representing love love station and as

  • you can see over here all of these wood boards they have people's blessings on

  • top like to declare their love or their wishes and if you're single like me I

  • would write like blessings to myself will work for Prosperity and for health

  • so let's write something like this okay yeah let's do the same thing okay

  • I can draw

  • like something that I want to do in Taiwan is first mil miss would I write

  • wish for myself we just we have be good for myself and I wish the best for

  • myself okay where to hang you chose your best place hope our wishes come true

  • happiness prosperity and health yes to you up alright let's get something to

  • drink or ice cream

  • we'll Park tae-hwan especially where we are now seeing two is actually a haka

  • City yeah so you have a city we can see the art so we can experience their

  • culture and feed about the culture I

  • can't think of a better way to know one's culture by eating it up who

  • doesn't love to eat right to taste the best part of Hakka culture yes ha ha ha

  • myself I'm gonna take you to one of the most authentic and most traditional dish

  • it's actually a drink a very nutritious drink called later Leyte yes and as you

  • can see here this is what we are gonna use to bring these there's lots of

  • ingredients this is pottery ceramics and this is

  • made from Walla tree so it's very very tough and to taste the good stuff you'll

  • need a bit of work to do so you're gonna cooperate

  • it's the blings love ok so who's gonna hold the ball and who's gonna grind i'm

  • cooperation cooperation good brother is so difficult to do that and

  • my sister at me to a whore that born I think what is easy it's not easy because

  • you need to grind it up very very fine until it looks like this okay you need

  • like you have like two hours to finish

  • keep it up so put the bit of magic with finishes - powder we're really close huh

  • I think we can combine these already so let's bring this for some hot water

  • there were today all right let's give it a taste

  • I lived a life that is so much because it's a lot of accessor and smell in

  • peanut and being is so creamy do you have anything similar back in in

  • Malaysia something like this this is great it's very new for you yes cheers

  • to hard work I'm gonna do one would know drink up

  • the lasted so long upon your life it was in my eyes yeah

  • Hazara the hard so it's Yousuf Yousuf Tov a song ha ha ha ha mr. Tung is a

  • very well-known local artists oh and he's really good in comic drawing chant

  • that one I kind of see he'll show us around his work I wanna be dead these

  • are the celebrities of on your phone girl how cool

  • Sonia thought pom-pom Tao yo Joe yawns hi I live to actually baking there I saw

  • that install and he's so unique

  • I like all of you doll you know the joke on it

  • I said well when she one day plenty of shikoku young man Stanga news and I go

  • movies and yeah he's a large area and I think it's also what the dinos y'all's

  • defense he didn't I can I get one-on-one type II okay he do

  • us petty me and yourself and I think it was really fast and she get the point of

  • our face really well

  • okay yeah all right so Yousuf stunned by the techniques of this comic master so

  • I'll give you this extraordinary opportunity to challenge the master yes

  • show your game face to the camera you're confident face yes I will try too hard

  • to do it but it's so hard to to solve the worst we saw so I'm easy to make it

  • up the painting the drawing it's not easy

  • well arsal me hardly high-jinks toy doha sound true that looks so much like us

  • right yes all of the colors and the eyes it's

  • just us need you Donna Yusuf come all the way out

  • oh well yeah he said you did really about yo how so do you want to give this

  • to your master as a first present yes I want to give you

  • so not only in Taiwan we have good food we have beautiful sceneries but our

  • talents are hidden in the small streets of every little town in order to let my

  • friends eat well have fun and sleep well I've arranged them to stay in a very

  • unique but hip hotel entitled so many ugly friends sleep well tomorrow is your

  • free day this is your special room oh it's me

  • it's big and there's so much to explore and I think there is really big with a

  • lot of good toys and this room is the one and only special room in this hotel

  • because they cooperated with a group called the carpenters and they're good

  • at woodwork so this is what they all made and these

  • are some little toys that you can explore yes and these towels are for you

  • guys to pray on okay you can put them on the floor yeah there's so much to see

  • take your time this will be a room for tonight hey bye guys the walk

  • goodnight guys see ya