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Travel Blogs from Taipei
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
... MRT to go home. Marianne helped me stop by a beauty shop for me to get some things for Sharon and I ended up buying a lot of stuff for her (lots of freebies were included!). The lady at the store probably thought I was dumb since I didn't know anything about any of the products or the differences between them. Luckily Marianne was there to help explain things to me in detail.
-- Ryan L.
... a bunch of different snack foods!
My friend Nick came by the hostel to visit too after coming back from the night market. I haven’t seen him in 5 years! He had come back from East of Taiwan and brought Dan and I these yummy sweet potato snacks. I felt tired after travelling early in the day and eating so late, so I fell asleep pretty quickly. Luckily no one else had checked into our room and we have it to ourselves!
-- Ryan L.
... alongside her phone thinking they belonged together. So a quick taxi ride back to the hotel and several minutes banging on her hotel room door meant that we found the missing clutch and all was well again.
So Saturday was our day off! We were supposedly going to be looking forward to a nice lie in followed by a trip to the hot springs...oh what fools are we to think we could get away with such nice plans! Alexandra and I were called out as being two in a group about 12 ...
... I selected my bike and went exploring.
I got hopelessly lost. I was thrown off by the poster map at an MRT station which was oriented to the direction the reader was facing. (Why do graphic designers do that? There's a bloody good reason why cartographers always plot maps with north facing up.) I didn't mind getting lost, it meant that I got to see more of Taipei.
Cycling in Taipei is amazingly safe. Bikes are allowed on footpaths in Taiwan ...