Capital Hotel Arena
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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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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... until 2011 it had to be done as part of a tour group. Because of this, Taipei just doesn't seem that geared up for tourism. Maybe we never actually ended up in the main area, or maybe it's because everyone visiting Taiwan for a holiday just goes to a resort by the sea.
Anyway, we arrived in our nice little hotel. I was pretty psyched because it actually had a separate bathroom. I don't know if this is a trend that's been emerging in Europe too, but Asia is having ...
... br> Taipei was awesome, we thoroughly enjoyed our day and were both really glad that we decided to book a tour rather than do things on our own. We ported in Keelong which is a large town just an hour outside of Taipei. Our tour coach drove us that hour to the city and we stopped at several landmarks on our way to a cool handicraft market.
The first thing we saw was the second highest inhabitable building/skyscraper in the world. ...
... fed and exhausted (thanks Johno - what a week). Cocktails in the best bar in town, a Taipei thunderstorm, an authentic Taiwanese friend and subsequently a beautiful necklace, bubble tea, white turnip cake (the best thing), a traditional Taiwanese breakfast of warm salty soy milk soup, and a hell of a lot more but I just heard my boarding call...
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... br> Then off out of town back to the pottery museum we had briefly visited with Terri and Ming. We walked through a sculpture park behind the museum, and came across a building with enormous kilns and workshops. There we met an Irishman who explained he was there at the invitation of the Taiwanese Govt. We talked rugby and he knew important potters from NZ!. Then a black Sth African guy making the most amazing huge urns ...
... up), they all jumped into the warm pool to warm up and have some fun and warm up. Isn't that neat? The teacher came by to tell me she will be working on solidifying the basics with K, including teaching them how to dive to the bottom of the pool and push off back onto the surface, to learn to kick better, to learn how to doggie paddle well, etc. All these things I noticed she didn't know when we went swimming ...