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... until 2011 it had to be done as part of a tour group. Because of this, Taipei just doesn't seem that geared up for tourism. Maybe we never actually ended up in the main area, or maybe it's because everyone visiting Taiwan for a holiday just goes to a resort by the sea.
Anyway, we arrived in our nice little hotel. I was pretty psyched because it actually had a separate bathroom. I don't know if this is a trend that's been emerging in Europe too, but Asia is having ...
... until we get home to taste it I think!
The coach dropped us back off in the town of Keelong where the ship was and we ventured into the town for about an hour until the heat became too much. Returning to the ship at about 2:30pm our time, the first port of call was the swimming pool to cool down. Bliss!
Our evening was spent in Crooners bar as barfly's trying some more of the awesome cocktails and Martinis they have on ...
... grape cocktails, roved night markets, eaten pigs blood, duck blood and tofu that smells like ass but tastes like a dream and every tropical fruit under the sun. Rice rolls, plum juice, volcano eggs in chilli sauce, nougat, beef and cilantro soups, cheese omelettes, BBQd corn - Taipei has everything and I am loving every minute of it.
Three days later - leaving ...
... box of my own :)
Although I didn't get to go to Taipei, per se, I stayed in Taoyuan for the night. 7/11 everywhere. Literally a block or two away from each other. I believe Taipei itself has the most convenient stores per square footage and it's apparent when you arrive! I was in a suburb of Taipei and was able to enjoy the delectable items the country had to ...
... more determined to conquer this mountain. For the full story of Jade Mountain - Take 1...check out my friend's blog: http://talesofatravelingtexan.blogspot. com/2010/06/what-do-they-mean-road-is-b roken.html .
So...the first thing one must do before climbing Jade Mountain is apply for a permit http://mountain.ysnp.gov.tw/english/Apl y_Index.aspx?pg=02&w=2&n=22001. It's a National Park and only 100 visitors are allowed on it at any given time. There ...