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who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
occupy the insides of our wet
language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
of pearl teeth. which ocean
rages against emerald rock, foaming
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 ...
... alongside her phone thinking they belonged together. So a quick taxi ride back to the hotel and several minutes banging on her hotel room door meant that we found the missing clutch and all was well again.
So Saturday was our day off! We were supposedly going to be looking forward to a nice lie in followed by a trip to the hot springs...oh what fools are we to think we could get away with such nice plans! Alexandra and I were called out as being two in a group about 12 ...
... advantage of the lovely seats to sleep! As it was it took awhile to get H down and K refused to nap (though she needed it).
The only bad thing was that the armrest didn't come all the way up. They watched A LOT of TV, including ChiaoHu, Up, and Charlotte's Web. There wasn't that many really age appropriate shows for their age on the flight.
The kids took a short nap and then we had a 1 hour stopover ...