Travel Blogs from Taipei
who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
occupy the insides of our wet
language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
of pearl teeth. which ocean
rages against emerald rock, foaming
... grounds for a short hour before leaving. It was roasting hot outside, so we took the MRT to another location. We walked around an area that was rebuilt as a touristy historical ground to show what old Taiwan homes used to look like. There were lots of unique art exhibits using recycled materials around and educational videos playing in some of the buildings. We spent a good while walking around until we could ...
... our "best outfits", so I rocked up in the suit, with Alexandra modelling a lovely little number aswell. We had a pretty slow morning, going over policy and other issues like that. Then we had to sign our contracts! All went smoothly. Then we got to go up to the twelfth floor, where it was all laid out nicely with nibbles and a bar with free drinks whilst we got to meet our Head NST's, we actually met our Area Manager as we are the only two NST's (oh by the way, NST means ...
... what you'd expect), fish balls (similar to Malay ones but more substantial, with a clearer fish flavour), a spicy tofu slice (mmmn) and my highlight of the selection; a pork blood and sticky rice 'cake'. Imagine black pudding, with the consistency of sticky rice, and you are pretty much have the makings of this item. Starchy and rich, with a glutinous rice like texture and porky overtones; my first taste of a Taiwanese favourite did ...
... whole time opening up a Citibank account. I'm not sure why it takes over an hour to enter in all the info but it did.
The other thing that's different from bank accounts in the US is that you have 2 pin numbers. Each ATM card has a little chip on them, and the pin associated with it is 6-12 characters long. But when you use the same ATM card overseas, they use the magnetic strip in the back, which is 4 characters long. ...