Travel Blogs from Taoyuan
who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
occupy the insides of our wet
language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
of pearl teeth. which ocean
rages against emerald rock, foaming
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 ...
... our "best outfits", so I rocked up in the suit, with Alexandra modelling a lovely little number aswell. We had a pretty slow morning, going over policy and other issues like that. Then we had to sign our contracts! All went smoothly. Then we got to go up to the twelfth floor, where it was all laid out nicely with nibbles and a bar with free drinks whilst we got to meet our Head NST's, we actually met our Area Manager as we are the only two NST's (oh by the way, NST means ...
... Shuttle bus also takes seniors for grocery store shopping.
We heard some people from overseas actually prefer staying there for short term, like one-month, during their visit to Taiwan. It's cheaper than hotel, and there's shuttle taking you to Taipei City every day. Just need to be 60 years old!
Curtis said that he wishes there's such place for middle age people. It's like a Club Meb for Seniors!!!
... Park...only to have our visions of climbing Jade Mountain smashed by the bad weather and consequent landslides. We managed to get off the mountain in one piece (more or less) with some crazy stories to tell...but alas...no Jade Mountain conquest. The third time I applied for a permit was for myself and this American guy I met in Hsinchu (新竹) who is also an English teacher. Jimmie couldn't join me this time because that was the day she was leaving ...
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