Charming Castle Hotel
Travel Blogs from Taipei
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
... grounds for a short hour before leaving. It was roasting hot outside, so we took the MRT to another location. We walked around an area that was rebuilt as a touristy historical ground to show what old Taiwan homes used to look like. There were lots of unique art exhibits using recycled materials around and educational videos playing in some of the buildings. We spent a good while walking around until we could ...
... good! Supposedly she spent a good while explaining in broken Mandarin from her phrase book that it couldn't have nuts, and in the end the lady worked out what she was saying and took a box around the various items of choice and filled it up with what was allowed! It was really good, it consisted of a big section of fried rice, with a fried chicken leg squashed on top (eat your heart out Colonel!), plus three more smaller sections, one of sliced green onions, the other of a ...
... rest assured I did not lose civilisation like our friends from Mainland China. We arrived at our boarding gate at 09:55, forty minutes prior to the schedule departure time, but boarding had already commenced.
This was exactly what I had expected, and for once Cathay did make me happy. The last time I flew on a 77W was with Thai when I went on a school trip, but Cathay clearly does a better job at ensuring seat comfort than Thai ...
... we were introduced to the former Taiwanese Ambassador to the Phillipines. He discussed current issues involving Taiwan ( Republic of China), and Taiwan's viewpoint on many things such as specific priorities and ambitions. We then were allowed a few questions.
We also went to the Esilite Book Store ( 誠品書店),the biggest bookstore in Taiwan. We had an hour to explore, and of course I ...