Imperial Hotel Taipei
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... Everyone else’s eyeballs
still rolling around in the sockets
lazy, still contemplating wallpaper. And
The first one in dreams, the first one
intoxicated. All those pixels around you
still pretending to be people. What you
want is to write them all down. Hold
them each still until you paint the ...
... the heat anymore (even with AC breaks in some of the buildings).
Our next stop was to Ximen station. There is a market just outside the station and we walked around. It was still quite hot outside so we went to eat iced desserts. The place was pretty packed, but the dessert was quite nice. It was the perfect afternoon snack for a blistering hot day!
We walked around some more and were shown a ...
... on the agenda of 'things-to-do" was to get my SIM card for Taiwan. I went across the street, but the store was all sold out. They referred me to down the street but the next store was also sold out T.T. Luckily, there were two other telecom stores next door that had SIM cards available. I opted for a cheap $10 USD unlimited data plan for 5 days. This way I won’t have any trouble getting lost or finding cool new places to check out while on the move!
... the midst of training. We settled on a bar called "On Tap" (mainly because some of us lads were already craving a "proper pint"). It was a pub based around a normal bar back home in the UK, but not many of the UK's beers. It was also very expensive due to this fact! But it was still a good night, we played some drinking games, socialized, played some pool with some other "ex pats" from Australia.Then later on we were also challenged by a couple of Taiwanese girls to some games ...
... politicians here prefer to receive part of their income in brown paper bags. That doesn't mean the place is poorly governed.
Even if Taiwan isn't heaven, if it weren't for the fact that I'm close to most of my family and that I have a satisfying government job with awesome colleagues and dignified conditions, I would move there in a heartbeat. Ilha Formosa, the Beautiful Island, has stolen my heart forever.
I arrived back in the heart of Taipei well ...