Four Points By Sheraton Taipei, Zhonghe
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... For starters to get anywhere it will never be more than 60 twd, which is just over £1, this could be a 2 hour journey. The service is never, ever delayed. I have not seen one case of vandalism, the trains are spik and spam clean, open, spacious and comfy. They go really fast so you don't waste any time. The staff are just beyond helpful and go out their way to try to sort any problems. The train guards aren't nobs like in England, I saw one guard help on a blind person ...
... Office. Again a white building but you could go inside. There wasnt really anything to see just some exhibits and no original architecture other than the doorways. Who would have thought all this colonial heritage existed in ...
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