DiJin (Lake) Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xinbei
... 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 ...
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 ...
... the midst of training. We settled on a bar called "On Tap" (mainly because some of us lads were already craving a "proper pint"). It was a pub based around a normal bar back home in the UK, but not many of the UK's beers. It was also very expensive due to this fact! But it was still a good night, we played some drinking games, socialized, played some pool with some other "ex pats" from Australia.Then later on we were also challenged by a couple of Taiwanese girls to some games ...
... have. Oops. One difficulty about travelling around Taiwan is that because it isn't a big tourist destination there is little signage to help people to find places. Plus if there is it will all be written in Taiwanese, understandably but it's usual because as English speakers we take for granted nearly always having information translated. However, this problem is easily solved by having possibly the most friendly population in the entire world. So there we were wandering ...
... with whizzing motorcycles. Then I came to the first temple Tamsui Fuyou. Having just done Vietnam it was somewhat similar but nice nonetheless. Aside from the normal shrine, buddhas, and lit incense there was interesting artwork on the exterior. The doors were painted with artwork and there were painted ...