Howard Civil Service International House
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I want to begin by making some general observations about Taiwan that have been bouncing around in my head for a little while now.
1. First of all, for a country that loves its street food (as it should! I love this method of eating!), but has a real dearth of public trash cans, there is an amazing lack of street litter. I mean to a …
Ever since Ben and I had noticed the Fortune Shoes at the City God Temple, meant to bring good fortune to married couples and prevent straying, I've been wanting to return to get a pair for us and for Gwyne and Ryan (since the latter are getting married in February). Today, when the internet decided to stop working and having been rebuffed by the …
After a brief trip to the ancient street of tea to buy one more little teapot (I simply love them and decided to get one for myself, as the other one I'd purchased has been decreed a gift), I met up with Ben and the gaggle of mathematicians in preparation for an afternoon excursion to the National Palace Museum. Ben and I had purposefully not gone …
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
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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoward Civil Service International House Taipei
I'm writing this on the first night in the hotel, but so far we like the place quite a lot. We've a suite and as we're being put up for a conference, I can't speak to the value for the price. However, the hotel is well located for access to the metro, the university, and the Shida night market. It's also an easy walk to the Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the room is comfortable and clean. I'll update this if there's anything that strongly moves me one way or the other.
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