Kite Festival Travel

Michella Jade Weng, Presenter:
Oh! It's turning, it's turning!
Right hand.
Ease up on the right.

Welcome to the nothern coast, where the annual kite festival is taking place right now.

This is a stunt kite. You can make it go left, go right and even go in circles!

TF Yang, Stunt Kite Association:
Oh!
Hey, pretty good!
Pretty good!

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this...

Michella Jade Weng, Presenter:
Yay!
I got... Oh!

Oh man, that was embarassing. Sorry!

TF Yang, Stunt Kite Association:
It's about getting used to working with each other. Then the kites don't collide. Our formations include the explosion, up-down. We can fly more than 20 different formations.

Stunt kites, regular ol' kids' kites, Japanese carp kites - there are so many different kinds! Ever seen someone surf with a kite?

Cai Ze-chang, Kitesurfer:
Hang on a sec. Going to Kinmen for some candy. Be right back!

Mr Tsai's been kitesurfing for more than ten years, and he's really good. He says if the wind's strong enough, he can fly as high as three stories over the water.

Michella Jade Weng, Presenter:
You have to fly the kite and surf at the same time, isn't that difficult?

Cai Ze-chang, Kitesurfer:
Actually it's alright. Mostly it's just controlling the kite. If you can get it to fly steady, most people can get the hang of it pretty quickly.
What about your legs?
You just go with the flow.

The kite festival on the northern coast takes place around the end of September every year. Come and check it out, and fly a kite while you're here. It'll for sure bring back wonderful memories from childhood.

Also in the area is Jinshan, definitely worth stopping by especially if you're hungry.

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This restaurant specializes in duck, but the stir-fry dishes are really popular too. They seem to come in random order, so what you have to do is squeeze your way to the front, grab what you like and try to find your way out again without spilling anything. Quite chaotic, but an interesting experience. Not to mention, the price is reasonable and the food delectable.

With the kite festival going on, this place should be packed with even more excitement.

北海岸國際風箏節

主持人 翁郁容:
啊∼轉了轉了!
右手,右手放!

大家好,歡迎來到北海岸,一年一度的風箏節!

這是特技風箏,可以控制它飛左飛右,甚至還能轉圈圈!

特技風箏推廣協會理事長 楊登蓬:
喔!
ㄟ!不錯喔!真的不錯ㄋㄟ!

才想說好像抓到技巧了...

主持人翁郁容:
耶!
我找到...啊∼
哈哈哈

哎呀,好丟臉,歹勢啦!

特技風箏推廣協會理事長 楊登蓬:
最主要是默契啦,大家整齊的話風箏才不會相撞。
有爆炸啦,水平穿心啦,上下。目前大概有二十幾種圖形在飛。

其實風箏有好多好多種,像是運動風箏,小朋友玩的風箏,日本鯉魚風箏。邊放風箏邊衝浪的人,有看過嗎?

風箏衝浪達人蔡澤昌:
等一下,我去金門買個貢糖再回來,等我一下!

蔡大哥玩風箏衝浪已經十幾年了,超厲害。他說風夠大的話,人可以飛到兩三層樓高!

主持人翁郁容:
放風箏已經夠忙了,你還要邊衝浪,會不會太困難啊?

風箏衝浪達人 蔡澤昌:
其實還好耶,它主要是在操控風箏的方面。只要你風箏操控穩定的話,通常一般人很快就可以上手。
那腳呢?都不用去顧它?
腳就順著那個感覺。

每年九月底左右,北海岸都會舉辦風箏節,您不妨也來看看,放個風箏。一定會勾起童年時的回憶。

另外,金山就在附近,也很值得去看看,尤其在肚子餓的時候。

這一家店是賣鴨肉出名,但他們的快炒也很受歡迎。出菜沒有特別的順序,所以就要擠到前面,看到你喜歡的就要趕快拿,然後再擠出來,小心別把菜打翻。很混亂,但很有趣,口味不錯,而且價錢划算。

尤其在風箏節期間,這邊熱鬧指數衝上天,等著您來體驗。