Landis Taipei Hotel
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Okay; it's now Thursday, and i haven't updated the blog for a while. It has been so intense, every time we actually stop back at the hotel room, I fall straight to sleep! Before i write anything else, I want to make it clear that I am having a fantastic time and I am learning so much about the country, and about myself. That said, this is much tougher than I ever imagined. Physically it's hard work with the metro crowds, the endless stairs and ...
... paths. We see people using the location for family photos, wedding photos and for other special occasions. Everywhere you look there are flowers, acres and acres of them. But it is hot unless you are standing under a tree so we re-board the air conditioned bus and take off for our last stop—the Martyrs Shrine.
The Martyrs' Shrine is a revered monument to China's war dead. Many people come each year to pay their respects ...
... in a sauna. Great fun.
Thing is, it was two buses and a train to get there and one bus and train to get back.
Now at a burger joint for a well deserved dinner. Mine was easy to order, Paula's and Sarah's on the other hand, well let's just say, things get lost in translation.
Finally back at Paula's. It's 9pm berm long day but well worth it!
... annoying as they always want to stop and take photos of everything! But once you get off the beaten track and explore some of the quieter parts of the town the tourists disappear.
Finally, one thing I suggest everyone do when they go to Taipei is eat at a Toilet Café. I know it doesn't sound too appetizing but the quirky restaurants are a lot of fun and reasonably priced! Plus you get to eat out of miniature toilets and ...
... berth. I love being treated like an adult and being trusted to act responsibly! Screw the "big brother knows best" attitude that prevails in the Lucky Country.
I returned my bike to the U Bike station near the Ningxia Night Market, where I ate the night before. I could easily eat every night at Ningxia for the rest of my life and never tire of it. It was midnight on Sunday but it was still packed with no sign of any of the stalls closing any time soon. Now ...