Nine Plus Spa Hot Spring Hotel
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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
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 ...
... much smaller that Taipei, and is renowned for having a "slower more relaxed" atmosphere. So with myself being a country boy, and Alexandra used to the slower more spaced out city of Charlotte, we decided upon Tainan as it seemed a easier step than into one of the bigger cities of Taiwan. So we finished training, elated in the knowledge that we were going to where we wanted to go, and also looking forward to hearing from our headteacher later on that evening (once you find out ...
... and had to wait for him. With surprise however, I discovered that shops were still closed at 6 a.m. The only shop that was open was Maxim's, where I decided I would grab something light before I left for the airport. It was humbling to see how the staff at Maxim's were already ready to serve at 6 crazy a.m., an hour at which I would obediently start climbing to bed during the holidays. From their tone I could tell they would much rather be ...
... quick research I learned that some night market are more food orientated while others are more shopping orientated. This one was more food, though it did have storefronts as well. The place was packed with tourists and locals. It was shoulder to shoulder. We pretty much just ate our way down. We had steamed dumplings, chicken corn 2 teeny strips of cheese crepe, waffle with some mochi like concoction inside, sponge bob eggy ...