Onestar Chang-An Hotel
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 ...
... KTV! KTV is a big thing in Taiwan, it's where you hire a room for the night, and it's full of sofas and a big wide screen tv, which is linked up to a karaoke machine! So you go along with all your friends, get drinks brought to your room, then just sing the night away! We had a great time. My song I requested and sang (even though nobody sang by themselves!) was Mambo No. 5! Great fun. Robbie Williams got switched on though because only a few of us Brits knew and could sing a ...
... never made a deliberate effort to capture how I feel every time I roam some foreign streets, and as I grow older I realise that travelling is not so much about the boarding passes: it would be so sad if, somehow, I forgot what I made of the magnificent Mount Kinabalu on seeing it at first sight, even if I knew I once left my footprints in Sabah.
That said, it is time I began to 'freeze the picture' and to 'save it from the funny tricks ...
... the mozzies.
We drove back to the hotel by 9pm. Joseph and I headed off to the nearest 7-11 for insect repellent. They only had an “organic” version of one. I hope it works or I could get eaten again tomorrow.
Again, back to the usual routine of downloading photos, showering, laundry and blogging. We have an early start again tomorrow and a late finish once again. It’s a bit past midnight so good night.