Left Shore Spring Resort
Travel Blogs from Xinbei
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
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... looking for some guidance on where to find the palace when a lady came up to us and offered her help. Before we knew it we were in her car, a rather snazzy one as well, getting a free ride to the palace as she insisted it was too far for us to walk in the heat. We got chatting on the way and by the time we reached the museum we had been offered a free lunch at her cafe in Fulong which is a beach destination and been given phone number if we very had any problems. Amazing! We ...
... on the roof and exterior of the building. I then made it to the fort area but it had already closed. Walking back a different path I traced my way thru the colonial buildings. There was a university, girls school, governers residence, and customs office. I would come back again in the day to explore all this when it ...