Hotel Royal-Nikko Taipei
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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
... 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 ...
... exactly the best with heights, but I somehow managed to force myself to go up to the top with Alexandra to "admire" the view! To be fair, it was pretty spectacular. We obviously got there quite late in the evening (after all the queuing it took to get our tickets aswell) so we saw Taipei lit up! A fair sight. As you enter the top floor you get a little phone which corresponds to "stations" at different view points, where a narrator would tell you what you were actually looking at ...
... isn't a discourse to which many Taiwanese people contribute. In fact, you tend to hear it more from Americans (including Taiwanese-Americans). The tension between Taiwan and China fit all too well into an already existing anti-Communist, anti-China rhetoric that dominates US media, and Americans are all too eager to latch on to any opportunity to say something bad about China, even if it's completely untrue, irrelevant, or racist toward Chinese people. During a speech by the ...
... three hundred metres above sea level. Each gondola can carry seven or eight people and sways like a pinata, which just adds to the fun. The gondolas were packed and I had to wait in a lengthy queue for boarding, even though the fare was NT$50 in a city where the typical Mass Rapid Transit subway ride costs only NT$20.
Maokong is a hilltop village famous for its tea plantations and tea shops, but it has much more than that. It has temples, it has ...