Eight Elephants Hostel
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Finally got to Taipei after a delayed flight in Shanghai, which resulted in a missed flight in Hong Kong. But Cathay Pacific arranged a new flight without any hassle, so that sort of negated the original delay. Bus to metro to hostel. Simple simple. Got settled in my room, then took a walk to the night market for a bit to eat. Then the rain came, …
Well I have to say that I liked Taipei. It seems to have all the best things about China, and none of the things that drive you mad on the mainland. People don't push or try to cut in line. There is not tons of trash on the streets or in the night markets. Everyone stays on the right hand side of the escalator, allowing people on the left to walk …
... Market. We bought our own dinner there and played arcade games. Lots of students won stuffed animals and will bring them home! We are now at the Fullon Hotel where we'll be for two nights; the biggest disappointment is that there is NO wi-fi here! :( Tomorrow we will remain in Taipei.
Written by Afreen G, Caitlyn L and Courtney ...
西门町The morning started out with a visit to Ximending, one of the many shopping districts in Taipei. Reached here a little early so went to explore a little bit. Found the Red Brick House that is mentioned in a couple of blogs. Really cool layout and a lucky building that survived the Japanese occupation of Taiwan and WW2. Nowadays it's a theatre and arts centre.
The rest of XMD itself is pretty alright. Some shops here and there, but ...
... cream that is actually pretty good, just takes getting used it. I thought it was some local specialty but I guess as food and merchandises go, they aree never entirely localised to just a small town. Finally we walked on the train tracks for a while (I swear they were the same ones as in na xie nian!), took photos and went to our next exciting place, PingXi.
The town for which this line is named. ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsEight Elephants Hostel Taipei
Very chill. Good location and very friendly staff. Would stay here again.
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