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August 10th, 2014. 5:20PM. Taipei, Taiwan.
Light refracts through the prisms
of a trillion strangers' eyes.
Someone disappears into
thick air. Someone’s feet
the yellow earth. The
still. The sea: apathetic
When you wonder if you are the first
... the heat anymore (even with AC breaks in some of the buildings).
Our next stop was to Ximen station. There is a market just outside the station and we walked around. It was still quite hot outside so we went to eat iced desserts. The place was pretty packed, but the dessert was quite nice. It was the perfect afternoon snack for a blistering hot day!
We walked around some more and were shown a ...
... our first drop out today! A Kiwi who decided it wasn't the right fit for him so left for home. A highlight of training though was definitely when myself and the Irish lad on our course managed to convince a poor unsuspecting American lad that Leprechauns were actually real...much to general hilarity!
Thursday was assessed demo day, so once we got that out the way the trainers took it easy on us and we had a much more relaxed day. Previously, I'd been told to start bringing my ...
... on its 15NT (National Taiwanese Dollars) to ride the bus, to anywhere on the route (that's like, £0.30!).
We had an interesting interaction at our bus stop with a crazy elderly Asian man. He spoke very good English to be fair to him! His main topic of conversation was Alexandras smile! We think he really liked it but we're not 100% positive, he seemed to be saying everyone in Taipei had such dour, boring faces, so he enjoyed seeing her pearly whites! He also ...
City Centre (Train Station & Chiang Kai Shek Memorial)
The weather is amazingly good,so we took a walk from our alighting point (which is the train station) over to our first stop of the day: Chiang Kai Shek Memorial. Holy is this place huge. It's a gigantic plaza that spans at least a 1km in each direction. It's a combination of a plaza and a park, coupled with the weather makes this place entirely an enjoyable visit. The ...