Day 24: Welcome to Taipei

by Theresa

First off, I apologize for the mass publish of blogs. Since I’m behind on so many days, I wanted to get reviews posted as quickly as possibly.  However, wordpress doesn’t work properly in my dorm, so I only have a strong enough connection to publish while in the classrooms. Thanks for bearing with me!

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. It is in the northern part of Taiwan. The metropolitan boundary of Taipei is home to more than 6 million people, with 2 million residing specifically inside Taipei city.

My first impression of the city? Well isn’t that just so polite, to wait in line for the subway?

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My second impression? This hostel is awesome!!! It had a really nice, clean bathroom, with 2 showers (for six people) and “real” toilets!

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Our activities for Taipei Day 1: Danshui fishing port and a night market.

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At the port, we took a boat to go see “Lover Bridge”

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Highlight: on the other side of the bridge, one of the street musicians let our group play his guitar and sing while he packed up his equipment. It surely was a sight to see so many strangers crowding around in public to take pictures.

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On our way to the night market, we got to walk by some shops and taste free samples. My favorite: chia seed water! Oh, how I’ve missed my beloved chia seeds. Soak them in water or tea, let them turn into a soft gel, and add a little sweetener.

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And then we got to the night market! I’m never one to turn down free bread samples…

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But I really had a hard time with the crowds!

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And, as always, it’s time to finish the post with pictures of food:

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Shrimp omelette for dinner:

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And fresh squeezed (warm…) grapefruit juice to drink:

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A perfect dinner to make me even more excited for Day 2 and the rest of the weekend!

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