23 February 2013

Day two in Taipei

Day two in Taipei started off with a search for breakfast. We didn't want to go to 711 and we almost did, but first we saw the cutest little old woman with a breakfast stall. We decided to try out the pointing and ordering and it worked, and it was also the best thing I have ever had for breakfast in Taiwan. When we are at the dorm, breakfast is usually our least Taiwanese breakfast but this was amazing. We came back for the next three days, every morning for this.


After breakfast, we took the MRT to the National Taiwan Museum. Admission was only 20NT (less than one Canadian dollar), and we spent a lot of time there. It was really interesting to learn so much about Taiwan that I had never known before. We walked around 228 Peace Park afterwards as it is right behind the museum. Our next plan was to go to the Presidential Building but the only times they allow entry are from 9AM-12PM so we headed to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

2-28 Peace Park

Feeding a squirrel at 2-28 Peace Park

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

It was so beautiful. And massive. There were so many people there but it really didn't feel like it as there was so much open space. Afterwards we decided to go to Taipei 101 to see if the outer deck was open and we could go outside. Once we got there, the outside level wasn't open due to the weather so we headed back to our place.

Our host from Air BnB had told us about another night market that was near by so we followed her instructions and got on the bus. I'm not sure of the name of it (I will look it up) but it was a lot of fun. I am told that some of the stalls there have been there for almost 100 years. Plus there was this guy with the really cool umbrella...

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