Holiday Inn East Taipei
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... New Year is coming in the next few weeks, I am unsure of my plans for this yet, but hopefully it will be an interesting time to be in Taiwan! I will find one of my local friends to visit and try and experience some traditional family customs etc. I wouldn't go as far to say I am homesick, but I am thinking with fond memories of my coworkers and friends back in Australia and I would love to see them again soon to hang ...
... to have a chat with the chap who set me up with the hostel and we chatted for a bit about the trail; I told him that I had seen a deer down by the river and was wondering how it got their and how it will be able to get out of the gorge. He said that it is most likely not a deer but a brown mountain goat that is common in Taroko National Park. And right he was as I spotted one, probably the same, the next day close to where I had seen it ...
So today we had a choice of an optional excursion with the HESS gang to an old Spanish fort, or we could do our own thing. Alexandra already had a sizable list of things she wanted to do in Taipei, and even I had managed to come up with a couple of ideas! So we decided to do our own thing.
This started off with us heading off to the Imperial Palace Museum in Northern Taipei. To get there we used the MRT system (Metro Rail Transport), which was very similar ...
... other Western backpacker, an Englishman around my age, and we hung out for the day.
Shaun told me he had booked a Taipei city tour, and I decided to book a slot with him. With about two hours to spare I explored Taipei Main Station, a gargantuan underground shopping centre which does public transport as a minor side business.
Taipei is an amazing city, perfect in nearly every respect and I must admit I am seriously considering taking out Taiwanese citizenship and never going ...
... the infamous alley, I noticed the colorful signs on the entrance and decided that this was one trip that I had to hold to my hats in. Walking through the alley, there were lots of food stalls, massage spots, juice stands, etc. A lot of vendors also yelled out to you as you walked by in efforts to make a sale. A tourist meant a foreigner and a foreigner meant someone who would spend money. We were essentially, good for business. However, what I did notice is that they ...