Taipei International 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 ...
... good! Supposedly she spent a good while explaining in broken Mandarin from her phrase book that it couldn't have nuts, and in the end the lady worked out what she was saying and took a box around the various items of choice and filled it up with what was allowed! It was really good, it consisted of a big section of fried rice, with a fried chicken leg squashed on top (eat your heart out Colonel!), plus three more smaller sections, one of sliced green onions, the other of a ...
... small phrase book she carries around with her comes in to its own in this situation, by showing them the phrase they instantly understand and all is well.
Our next plan was to work out the bus system in Taipei. Taiwan's public transport system is a major plus point for the island. They have taxi's, buses and the "MRT" (a small rail service) running constantly in Taipei, all very cheaply aswell. After much initial confusion we were finally waiting at ...
... nice and much more professional compared to the folks over at Tiger Airways. The seats were also spacious and comfortable despite being a budget airline. Suffice to say I'll be flying with them for a long time since I never needed the service that a full-carrier offered.
Largely forgettable. Arrived early in the morning at about 6am and everything was closed. Even the important stuffs like a cafe and ...