Travel Blogs from Taipei
... 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 ...
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 ...
... facts about the areas. They also had a lot of fancy jewelry stands and beverage stops. Our plan then was to head down to the food court on the bottom floor (it was huge! such a massive selection of different types of food) to have some Japanese styled grill food because Alexandra loved it. Unbeknownst to us, the food court shut at 9:30, and we sauntered on down around 9:45! Bad news, but who was there to save us?! Mo! Mo's Burger to the rescue! So that concluded our romantic ...
So today we had a choice of an optional excursion with the HESS gang to an old Spanish fort, or we could do our own thing. Alexandra already had a sizable list of things she wanted to do in Taipei, and even I had managed to come up with a couple of ideas! So we decided to do our own thing.
This started off with us heading off to the Imperial Palace Museum in Northern Taipei. To get there we used the MRT system (Metro Rail Transport), which was very similar ...
... coated in a brittle toffee-like glaze. I visited the excellent Ayatal Museum, free and complete with life-size models of Ayatal houses. Then I took the plunge, literally and figuratively.
Wulai is most famous for hot springs. Cheapskates can just walk down to the river bank and bathe for free, but with nowhere to stow my day pack and passport and clothes this was untenable. So I paid NT$300 (Note: 1 Australian dollar equals 28 New Taiwan dollars. To get a rough conversion, ...