Xi Tou is a nice place to distanced yourself from a crowdy and busy city like Taipei, and it has offered so many natural scenaries to keep you involved and being energized. It is probably my third time to ever been to Xi Tou; the first time as i recalled was when i was little, there with my extened families, with grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, i didn’t have much memories of it because i was so young at that time; the second time was just a few years ago, i went there with parent, grandma and wawa…it was the first time i felt for this charismatic nature, a lot of trees and very clean. This time i went with my parent, wawa, michael and coffee, my first thought of the place was it has cool temperatures, compared to taipei, and the air quality reminds me of Monterey. We lived there for two days and stayed in a complex cottage (救國團青年活動中心): it has 1 double bed and 2 single beds, very comfortable and quiet. Unfortunately we ran into some rains during the 2 days, it limited our journey to the forests, thus we had some long naps and relaxed.