Travel Blogs from Taipei
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 ...
... on the agenda of 'things-to-do" was to get my SIM card for Taiwan. I went across the street, but the store was all sold out. They referred me to down the street but the next store was also sold out T.T. Luckily, there were two other telecom stores next door that had SIM cards available. I opted for a cheap $10 USD unlimited data plan for 5 days. This way I won’t have any trouble getting lost or finding cool new places to check out while on the move!
... 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 ...
... I imagine it's super expensive to live here though, having that nice park right across the street from you.
By now it was 12:30 and I was getting hungry, so we double backed the way we came via the other side of the park (it's a rectangular park), to Taipei Main Library. It was a long walk and I was famished by the time we got there. I spied a gyoza place 八方雲集 and we had gyoza, soy milk, ...