Call Me Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xinbei
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
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 ...
... the headteachers of your branches then ring each person to chat to you about what you'll be doing, what you'll be teaching, and just generally chat to you about the area you're moving to! Alexandra and I will both be in small branches in Tainan, so the lady that rang us was our area manager, who deals with a lot of branches in and around Tainan. It was really good to get to speak to her, and further heightened our excitement at getting to go there!
Tuesday just so ...
... a pleasant day out - just for relaxed leisure time or even a good workout on foot or by bike.
Here is also an article about the two main Water Reservoirs in North Taiwan: Shimen and Feitsui
http://www.sinorama.com.tw/en/show_issu e.php?id=1996118511006E.TXT&table=2 &h1=Ecology%20and%20Environment& ;h2=Environmental%20Protection
... mansion beside which was used as the British Consulars Residence. There was a drawing room with a writing desk, a dining room with a table laid out with china and silverware, portraits of queen victoria, ornate fireplaces, ...
- Room service