Trip Start Feb 21, 2013
Trip End Jan 02, 2014

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Arriving from the airport, the plan was to drop my stuff down and go straight to bed. Through an email I was given a code for the door to let myself as there were no staff members in the building there at that time! Which I found really strange as I walked into this strange location out post that was totally un manned. Hunger set in so the bags go dumped but I was immediately off out again for some grub. For some reason StarBucks subliminally flashed itself in my cortex and I hard a cappuccino set in my sites. Like Lumpur and Singapore before it Taipei had similar baring. I liked the feel of the place. Taipei is busy and a little manic but it still manages to have a calm like quality to it. People around me so far were again like the airport quite warm and friendly! And once back I finally met Peter, co owner of the establishment.

Polish but lived in Edinburgh for a few years, he eventually found his pot of gold in Taiwan. Got a kip in then of course the Nike's went on and I hit the streets. As a city, running around was a lot better than all the recent places I've been. It was nice to have some clear stretch of un interrupted road. Again Taipei has the infectious disease of being completely transformed western wise but it was something I was getting used to. Back home again and I met some of the other hostel dwellers, who all seemed cool. Today was just about walking around the general city and getting a feel for it. Tomorrow would be my more touristic day.  I ended up back in the cinema as I fancied a film - saw what I had recently just seen - I know I should get a life.

Then it was to the night market, which just so happened to be situated right outside my hostel. So much sights, sounds and aromas. You really felt like you were immersed in another culture here and the food I had was delicious!

The rest of the evening was spent in as I really wanted to tackle tomorrow head on, added to the fact that I was still knackered from my journey here.

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