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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... me out! So look forward to it but take bags of energy with you!
So, other things that happened during the time frame of Monday, July 28th - Wednesday, August 6th. On the Monday at training we found out our locations we were going to be placed at. We got super lucky and got placed in our first choice option at Tainan. The only two going! Tainan is the old capital of Taiwan. As such it is much more traditional and "old", with loads of temples and cool places to see. Furthermore ...
... It's a democracy with its own leadership, its own currency, its own military, its own traditional characters. But in actuality, Taiwan is extremely dependent on China (aka "the Mainland"), where it exports 40% of its products. Moreover, Taiwan is not internationally recognized as a sovereign state. It cannot independently join most international organizations. It's Olympic team must be referred to as "Chinese-Taipei." I don't want to get too deep into the details; you can ...
... Chinese Revolution which brought down the corrupt, incompetent and antiquated Qing Dynasty whose sheer inability to accept that it was no longer the thirteenth century saw foreign powers constantly claim Chinese territory for themselves - Hong Kong to the British, Taiwan to the Japanese, Tianjin to the Germans - and which let its people become stupefied by poverty and opium. (If you're wondering why most Asian countries execute convicted drug traffickers, I reckon this is ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCapital Hotel Arena Taipei
Excellent buffet breakfast, what a Great way to get started on Taiwanese cuisine !!!
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