Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei
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We met in the hotel lobby at 6:50 AM. A bus took us to the Taitung Railroad station we took the 7:30 express train north to Haulien and arrived at 9:45. Bullet trains only run on the west side of the country where the most people live. We went through one long tunnel. Then we were on flat land between the mountains. It was a lot smoother and more …
who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
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language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
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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 ...
After a 1.5 hour delayed flight we have finally arrived in Taipei. On the bright side, our flight was a short one and went pretty smoothly. We just missed the typhoon a few days back, but it was raining pretty heavily when we arrived.
The airport hasn't really changed since I was last here in 2009, so finding the bus stop into town wasn’t difficult. We got our tickets and luckily the bus arrived five minutes afterwards. It ...
... with me, as the trainers couldn't guarantee the lunches that were being brought in each day were nut free, or at least not cooked in nut oil. I hadn't prepared anything earlier this day due to the assessed demo kind of taking over in the mind. So I wandered down the street and plumped for a subway, thinking that was definitely safe and quite an easy option. It turned out to be a theme for the day, as after our day at training, we were quite tired and just wanted something ...