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I passed the five week mark yesterday, today marks my 37th day in Taiwan. Writing the date up on the board for my class this evening and talking about how it will be February in a couple of days. Wait a moment- where did January go!? What have I been doing for this past month? I have officially moved to the new apartment, and am enjoying the location and facilities. It is a little noisy, from the neighbours playing music ...
What I've learnt:
To call Taiwanese landlines, you should only enter 8 numbers, just like Hong Kong. We've learnt that because we called the wrong number when we were trying to reach the Mountain Star to reserve places for hot tub. I typed in the whole series of numbers including '02', which was apparently not supposed to be included.
Hong Kong Dollars to Taiwanese dollars are 1:3.7
... we were introduced to the former Taiwanese Ambassador to the Phillipines. He discussed current issues involving Taiwan ( Republic of China), and Taiwan's viewpoint on many things such as specific priorities and ambitions. We then were allowed a few questions.
We also went to the Esilite Book Store ( 誠品書店),the biggest bookstore in Taiwan. We had an hour to explore, and of course I ...
... district of Xinmending
- went to night markets
Anyway, I think my best buy in Taipei was an umbrella!
Depuis que j'ai remis les pieds à Taipei, il pleut :( Donc du coup j'ai modifié mes plans pour rester à l'intérieur. Donc j'ai été à :
- National Palace Museum: ce n'est pas trop mal. Ils ont quelques trucs rares qui viennent de Chine et une bonne exposition sur l'art pendant la dynastie Qing et plus ...
... Chiang Kai Shek's memorial hall which is pretty grandiose and a roof painted blue which makes it stand out compared to all other ninja-like roofs we have seen. Across and inside the building is a museum retracing his life achievements. We also noticed the over use of the Taiwanese flag everywhere we go. Every meter, one is planted and it is impossible not to lay eyes on one at any given time. Is it a way to affirm "we are ...