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Travel Blogs from Xinbei
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 ...
... 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 ...
... them down comfortably. The best bit though is the queuing system. On the ground of the platforms in front of where the train doors pull up there is painted lines to create a place for people to wait in an orderly fashion to board the train. There is one lane to get on and one to get off. This prevents any of the mad riot like situations that occur on the London Underground and people really do stick to it! It's a simple thing but it makes me really happy :) So back to our day, we ...
... Walking back along the promenade more places had now opened up and it had become more like being at the seaside with all the amusements. I bought a giant ice cream cone for 10 TWD (.30 cents), cheaper and larger than a McDonalds cone!. ...