Grand Forward Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Sunday I decided to go up one of the mountains and see the famous Tea farms that are here. They have an area where you can see the farms, drink tea of course buy some if you would like. You have to go to the very end of one of the MRT lines to Taipei Zoo and then get on the Gondolas. It cost $100NT for the return trip which is about $4.. Very cheap for the experience you get! There are a total of 3 stops on the gondola and I went to the top! The view in frount ...
... and I will get one for you!! The view was pretty amazing, you could walk around and see different parts of the city that a lit up at night, it kind of reminded me of when I flew into Taipei and the first thing I saw was all the beautiful lights of the city! You are also able to view the giant ball (the damper) they have to help if there is an earthquake, they have even made it look like a cartoon character which of course they sell!! They have actually turned it into ...
... songs I knew the words to that hadn't already been picked! One of the brothers took pity on me and sang with me after I started as I really am not a good singer! I tell you these people could really sing and I was pretty embarrassed when it was my turn! They all jumped in and helped sing the course as apparently it is a well known song and I was grateful for the help! It really was a fun time and I enjoyed singing the other song I ...
... our tickets. I asked him if there were any seats available, and he advised us to look in car 3 or 4 as there were some empty ones. If we see an empy one, we can sit there! So...of course, when he told me this (in Chinese) there were about 3 other people without seats that heard...so the race was on!! Good thing I was in the lead! haha. We managed to find a couple seats, not together, but only two rows apart! We were just happy to have a seat!! I sat beside a wise old man (70 years ...
... the different Chinese dynasties. Lastly, we went to the night market in Shilin. This is the most popular night market in Taipei and is full of street vendors selling everything from stinky tofu(NASTY NASTY SMELL) to bags and belts. The place was packed and I got a firsthand experience as to how little the Taiwanese regard personal space. It was bumper to bumper in that crowd. For dinner we met up with Wang’s uncle from his dad’s side of the family. He took us to ...