Rich Garden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Taipei
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
... 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 ...
... the midst of training. We settled on a bar called "On Tap" (mainly because some of us lads were already craving a "proper pint"). It was a pub based around a normal bar back home in the UK, but not many of the UK's beers. It was also very expensive due to this fact! But it was still a good night, we played some drinking games, socialized, played some pool with some other "ex pats" from Australia.Then later on we were also challenged by a couple of Taiwanese girls to some games ...
... a couple of cakes and some croissants. Then you take it to the end, they wrap them up individually and you pay and leave! Let me just say the bread is absolutely delicious, you don't need to put anything with it just eat it as it is and it tastes beautiful.
I also finally managed to sort out my banking situation. Even though before I left for Taiwan I entered two different local branches of Natwest back home and informed them of my impending travels, ...
The three countries I have now travelled to - Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia - were all recognisable as being located on planet Earth. They were different to my homeland, sure, but there was still so much which reassured me that I hadn't been transported to outer space, probably because those three countries were once part of the British Empire, like Australia. Singapore's Padang is a tropical version of Melbourne's Spring Street with stern Late Victorian civic architecture. I drank ...