Miramar Garden Taipei
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who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
occupy the insides of our wet
language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
of pearl teeth. which ocean
rages against emerald rock, foaming
... cool areas. We were planning to go for xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) for dinner, but it was too early and we were not hungry at all. We went back and hung out at our hostel for a couple hours before going to dinner. We went to the Dongmen area for dinner. There are tons of places to eat in this area! Dan ate like it was his last day ever eating!
It was pretty late after dinner and we started to head back ...
... be mine and Alexandra's 7 month anniversary, seeing as we hadn't seen each other on the 6th (or many previous to that!) we decided to try and mark it in a somewhat special way. Training went same way as usual, nothing special to report. But then after training we made the effort to take the MRT all the way over to Taipei 101! Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world not so long ago, now it's still third! So believe me, it was a big building! For people who know me well, ...
... as the shops tended to be pretty posh brands at pretty high prices! So we headed out to the streets, where we had a quick wander around, but our energy levels were flagging by this time, so after Alexandra had debated over which face masks to get for the best part of 30 minutes, the decision was quickly made to head back.
En route we decided to get some food, but we only had the energy to get something, quick, cheap and easy. We plumped for trying Taiwan's fast ...
... every cold, bracing breath. An information display said something about all the waterfalls creating cations which ionise the air and give it medicinal healing properties or some such. This might well be true but I don't know. I once failed every subject in chemical engineering when I first went to uni.
I walked about two kilometres up a hill taking it nice and slow and caught an aerial cable car across the gorge right above the Wulai Waterfall. Then I caught the cutest little train ...