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August 10th, 2014. 5:20PM. Taipei, Taiwan.
Light refracts through the prisms
of a trillion strangers' eyes.
Someone disappears into
thick air. Someone’s feet
the yellow earth. The
still. The sea: apathetic
When you wonder if you are the first
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 ...
... that morning. I know this is still only one of my first posts, but I've forgotten whether I've mentioned about Potstickers and Dumplings! So I'm going to tell you anyway. We found this awesome little food place on our walk back from the HESS building, that sold all different kinds of dumplings at $5NT a dumpling! (10p!) and then also Potstickers, which are pretty much dumplings, that are in a tube not a ball, and have been lightly fried aswell. This place was AMAZING. Lovely ...
... in society. For example Buddha has become much more human like over time and sits upright rather than bent. I found all the information fascinating but a lot to take in after 3 ginormous floors full of it. By 6oclock we'd had enough so we went for a rest in the charming palace gardens beautifully designed with ponds, bridges and traditional Chinese style open air outdoor rooms. The ponds were full of huge, ugly looking fish that went crazy at the surface if we teased them and ...
... doorway with many painted carved figures above. It was now sunset so hard to photograph. Inside was a large typical style shrine. However, each side had a small corridor with smaller shrines. The corridor had an arched doorway decorated in elaborate gold leading a few steps down to the altar. There was a pair of ...
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