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TravelPod Member ReviewsUnited Hotel Taipei
• Located very close to the metro station and Taipei 101.
• Rooms are moderately large, with large bathroom and clean interior
• Breakfast has a wide range of selection
• Helpful and professional concierge
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... and there was a couple having their wedding photos taken there.
After that, we took a trip to the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial. Chiang Kai-Shek was the leader of the Republic of China and apparently his monument might one day get removed, in order to improve relations with China. Flanked by the National Concert Hall and the National Theatre, the memorial houses a huge Lincoln-esque statue benevolently staring outwards. Feeling pretty hungry, we finally managed to find a ...
... We always try to learn a few words to help us get by and Xie Xie is one that we often end up using.
After visiting the memorial we were taken to a cool handicraft market. Cool in more ways than one. It was indoors and air conditioned! Phewwww. By this time we were just soaked with sweat and the thought of walking around outdoors was not appealing at all. We picked up some Ooling tea and also an interesting looking tea laqeur. We ...
... fed and exhausted (thanks Johno - what a week). Cocktails in the best bar in town, a Taipei thunderstorm, an authentic Taiwanese friend and subsequently a beautiful necklace, bubble tea, white turnip cake (the best thing), a traditional Taiwanese breakfast of warm salty soy milk soup, and a hell of a lot more but I just heard my boarding call...
Catch you all in Paris.
... But anyway, we went to a bunch of museums, ate tons of delicious vegetarian food, and saw "The Fault in Our Stars" with Chinese subtitles. I spent half the movie crying and half the movie admiring the creativity of translators.
Now I'm at the Taiwan-America Student Conference. I didn't realize until I got here that this conference is completely student run. Considering this, they're not doing a terrible job. But it's the first year this is happening so there's a lot of kinks ...
... small towns and mundane suburbs. It has scenery that looks like a Cadbury Dairy Milk commercial. It has friendly policemen, respectful shop assistants, free wi-fi across the city, commuters on the MRT dressed to the nines, garbage trucks that play cheery piped tunes just like ice cream vans. The only thing it is missing is garbage bins. One can walk miles through Taipei carrying an empty coffee cup while muttering to oneself, "Where the hell can I put this?" And you ...