Fullerton Hotel East Taipei
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... I was quite looking forward to, and while it wasn't huge, it was still a nice way to spend an evening and some good memories. There are still a lot of activities and events that I want to do. It is just a matter of slotting them all in around working hours and which weekends suit best with the weather and other friends' plans. Work has gotten better in the past month or so, thankfully, and touch wood, it will stay fairly pleasant for the rest of ...
We woke up on May 12th to the sound of rain. Thankfully, it stopped by the time we thought we should get going. First stop was a traditional Chinese breakfast of salty soy milk with deep fried Chinese dough. Yummy. Then it's off to an eclectic collection of Taiwanese artifacts circa 1900. The price of admission was overpriced coffee. There are thousands of old Chinese and Japanese books, ...
... off the plane. Going through immigration was very smooth. It was early, so the airport was quite empty. Our driver was already waiting for us there. And we were on the way to the hotel within an hour!
So what is my first impression of Taipei? I watched outside while riding in the car, when the day started to brighten up. The streets were quiet and there was not much traffic. The highway we were on went through areas similar to some of the rural areas near Beijing airport, ...
... Here, we had the most amazing experience. There was a table of 50+ men sitting next to ours, who were extremely friendly and welcoming. They let us taste the dishes they had ordered and went on to order a bunch of dishes for us. Even with their limited English, they made a large effort to communicate with us and get to know us a bit. One of the men (a 75-year-old) even had a chugging competition with one of the guys in our group! It was the best possible start of ...
... 27833; (literally milk oil), but whipped cream is 鮮奶油 (fresh milk oil). I don't get that at all. To me, how is whipped cream fresher than butter? And then there is no real word for half and half that you add to coffee either, and cream...they're all various versions of 奶油 (butter). Very strange.
NTU is a HUGE university. Where we ate, there was a bakery with a Japanese ...