Dandy Hotel - Daan Park Branch
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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 ...
... veggy, leafy things and the last what looked like some sort of meat in a sauce. Giving it the old "Well I might aswell try it now I'm here" I took a bite out of the mysterious meat, the sauce was lovely, the texture of the meat...very interesting. But edible. Later on when meeting with my group I found out that a lot of the "back alley" food places do these sort of meals and they're very traditional...a lot of places sell pig brains...ahh, so that was what it was. Other than that ...
... I was not fascinated at all, and I went to meet my Taiwanese friends. The first Taiwanese friend I saw, at whose place I stayed that night, cooked dinner, and for three people we had much more food than was needed. I did not scare this friend of mine that I had had tea beforehand, but she must have twigged anyhow that something was very wrong if, and when, I was not eating much. On this trip I must say the majority of the times I was not hungry: ...
... some dumplings and red bean cakes that were very tasty and didn’t leave us guessing to much. In the area near Longsham Temple there are several markets and we just strolled between them taking in the sights and smells of the foods and trying to figure out what we were looking at. Oyster omelets seemed to be a favorite among the street foodies even though it didn’t look or sound appealing to us in any way. Along with food ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDandy Hotel - Daan Park Branch Taipei
Hotel is fine, good location would recommend and walking disance to shida night market
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