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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
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 ...
... took part in some salsa'ing which was a great laugh - I think Alexandra and I did a pretty good job aswell! On our way back, we decided to get a snack so wandered over to a nearby KFC. As soon as I handed my little slip of paper over saying "I can't eat anything with nuts in, or anything that has been cooked in nut oil" - in Mandarin - we got turned away! No KFC for us! So we settled for old reliable Mr McDonald instead!
Wednesday was our last day, we had been told already ...
... for a ride.
As the name I gave it suggests, the Little Man Kingdom is home to many famous attractions around the world all in one go, with their physical sizes reduced. This theme park was inexpensive to enter: the 399NTD were especially inexpensive when we stood in places, where there must be 'no trespassing', to take pictures. I should have been standing in front of the bushes here, but I 'trespassed'—not that I did any ...
Itinerary: vaccine and taipei 101
We rushed out the door this morning after waking up at 10am. Picked up some hot chocolate and grande latte at Starbucks which knocked me back $6. It's harder to get just straight hot coffee with lots of room for milk here. It takes too long to explain to the barista and they always suggest a latte. Considering that you can have a meal for $2-$3 bucks, a cup of Starbucks IS quite expensive.
Afterward we walked ...