Landis Taipei Hotel
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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
... 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 ...
... of these items. So I afforded myself the luxury of purchasing some new shirts and trousers. We stopped to eat on our way back at the little pasta place by our hotel again. Following on from that it was a girls in our groups birthday, so we were meeting at a pub called "The Brass Monkey", again very British styled, even with Sky Sports News on the TV's and various rugby and football tops hung up around the pub. It was a special night aswell, as salsa lessons were being given out! So ...
So Alexandra had done a tonne of research before we even arrived in Taiwan, then also whilst we were in Taipei this endless hunt for research and background knowledge didn't cease, but it did mean that we had built up a decent sized "to do" list whilst we completed our training in Taipei.
One of the items on the list that Alexandra had found and thought looked good was Taipei's longest Gondola ride, the Maokong Gondola. So now being experts at the Taiwanese public ...
... flu is beginning to clear up I have recovered a partial sense of smell. My goodness, does stinky tofu ... well ... stink! When I tried it a couple of nights ago I couldn't smell it, but now - ewwwwww! It really does smell like human solid waste. Almost exactly like it. It doesn't taste like it. It tastes earthy and savoury, rather like wild game. It's one of those foods, like durian, that smell disgusting but taste great. Give it a try if ever you visit the Beautiful Island.