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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
... the heat anymore (even with AC breaks in some of the buildings).
Our next stop was to Ximen station. There is a market just outside the station and we walked around. It was still quite hot outside so we went to eat iced desserts. The place was pretty packed, but the dessert was quite nice. It was the perfect afternoon snack for a blistering hot day!
We walked around some more and were shown a ...
... I set off out to get us some food whilst Alexandra had a bit of a sleep. I bumped in to a South African in our group so we both set off and decided upon a dominoes for the evenings meal (handy tip, if you have a "Go" card that you use on the MRT and other services, you are also then valid to get certain discounts and offers in dominoes!).
Friday was another normal day at the office in training. But that evening we all decided to go out as a group as the next day was our day ...
... journey with offered us to stay at his house for the night on Monday, as he lived 15 minutes away from Heathrow! Highly useful as it meant we didn't have to leave home in Mid Wales at 2 in the morning on Tuesday!
First up was British Airways flight 696, to Vienna, which went perfectly, our connection in Vienna though had a slight hiccup. We were due to only have a 45 minute layover in between landing and catching our next flight on ...
... Taipei. We arrived back at around 8pm.
We went back out to look for dinner and for more batteries for Joseph’s Nikon P510. He has 3 batteries for the camera but each battery is barely lasting more that 50 photos or so. He had already turned off the GPS function on the camera and yet it was sucking the life out of the batteries. The problem is more likely to be due to the fact that he is zooming out to the maximum of 1000mm constantly ...