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AROUND TAIPEI IN 5 DAYS! PART 1
Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 1:04 PM `°•.¸¸.•°` leave a comment ( 0 )I've postponed the date to blog about this for a very long time ( I went during August )due to procrastination, exams and more excuses but it's about time! I'm not being cliche but Taiwan is truly a wonderful country, talk about the pictureque sceneries and the people with friendly attitude! This was my second time visiting, but without following a tour, which was even better without it as we didn't have to wait for other people in the tour to keep up the pace going to other destinations. Another thing that I love about it is that there are MORE JAPANESE THINGS!! And they are more influenced by Japan than that by Korea ( in my opinion ) such as cosplays, manga stores, japanese branded stores and so on.
So here are the pictures I took from my iphone + camera :
On the plane when it's like dawn and the sun was rising, ahhh couldnt capture the whole sunrise...... TT-TT
Almost landing~~~~ TAIWAN IM HERE :D
Spotted Hello Kitty Airlines!! KAWAII DESU!!
On our way from Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei Metro Station via shuttle bus
Interesting fact : There were online games ads here on every seat.
aaaaand after that we went to our hotel in Ximen via taxi.
After unloading our luggages we went to walk around Ximending. It's like 9 or 10a.m. and mostly the shops there were not opened for biz yet lol srsly....
My bro brought us to this little wonton noodles restaurant --天下一家 for lunch.
Our main transport during the trip was MRT and we could notice online games ads like this in almost every station. Interesting though HAHA.
On the first day we were only walking around in Ximen and never forget to go to Ximending which is the best place to shop affordable or even cheap trendy clothings and also to eat!!
Trains in Beitou are so well designed and so pretty~~
Creative art in the Beitou train station.
Right outside the train station and it was still HOT as ever....
The public library there is so big and cool, love the exterior!
We could see hot springs almost everywhere as Beitou is well known for it.
Papa and mama.
Even the benches by the street had this hot spring sign on it. O.O
Spotted a couple selca-ing heehehhehehehehhe..
Bro told us this small ramen shop has probably the best in Beitou so we went there for lunch.
Shamless selca indeed. HAHAHA. and princess lumpy is not happy with this.
Bro asked me to took this for him, artistic enough tho. B)
Stopped by at Yu You Ren memorial museum.
A japanese-like house indeed he had.
Vintage taiwanese movie posters outside a showroom in Beitou Hotspring Museum.
It shows the characteristics of typical taiwanese movies, it's kinda funny that every single movie at that time had the same concept of story as though these were the rules of filming.
By the time we were about to leave Beitou, haven of hot springs, it was evening already so we headed to the must-visit place in Taiwan, Shilin Night Market via MRT.
This is the place where you can pay for fishing prawns, quite a popular thing in Taiwan as you can see the crowd over there.
Had the best green tea flavoured shaved ice with red beans and mango ice cream ever!! It was worth the wait!! *double thumbs up*
So this was how the street looked like during the middle of the night in Taipei. So much tranquillity.
That's all for part 1, stay tuned for part 2 ayy~~