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Travel Blogs from Taipei
... Everyone else’s eyeballs
still rolling around in the sockets
lazy, still contemplating wallpaper. And
The first one in dreams, the first one
intoxicated. All those pixels around you
still pretending to be people. What you
want is to write them all down. Hold
them each still until you paint the ...
Today we spent the day hanging out with my McGill buddy Marianne and her friend Jonny. He volunteered to show us around a few touristy spots in Taipei! The first place we went to see was Longshan temple. There were lots of people there because of the "ghost festival" that happens in July. There were lots of fruits, incense, and paper items that decorated the grounds.
We wandered around ...
After a 1.5 hour delayed flight we have finally arrived in Taipei. On the bright side, our flight was a short one and went pretty smoothly. We just missed the typhoon a few days back, but it was raining pretty heavily when we arrived.
The airport hasn't really changed since I was last here in 2009, so finding the bus stop into town wasn’t difficult. We got our tickets and luckily the bus arrived five minutes afterwards. It ...
... were pretty intensive aswell though, don't be fooled by thinking training's only a short amount of time by being 9 days long. That's 9 days of 9-6 each day of cramming a tonne of information into your heads to try and get you ready to teach in such a short amount of time! Plus when you had demo's to perform the next day you'd spend most of the previous evening preparing for them. So overall, I was highly impressed by HESS throughout the training, but it also managed to pretty ...
Taipei's zoo has a family of wildly popular pandas. The big challenge is always to keep the public from loving them to death. The public wants to see them all the time, but it's a strange life for a panda. I've seen zoo pandas who just pace, in a highly neurotic way. In this zoo, the pandas were behind two-way glass. They seemed relaxed, so I hope that works for ...