Taiwan Trip 2010, a set on Flickr.
This short write up is long overdue, part of my travel in March. I still have four travel-related posts to go, better finish them before 2011 arrives.
After Siem Reap, Cambodia, the next stop was Taipei, Taiwan. I like Taiwan a lot, the locals were friendly, the night markets opened until late night, the food was great, the public transport system was top notch.
The best of them all, a bowl of rice with some minced beef. Truly heaven sent!
Trying out the large Google Maps touch interface at the station.
We stayed at the center of Taipei, right across Taipei Railway Station, which was very convenient for us to get to the other parts of the city. One place you must check out when you’re in Taiwan is Taipei 101, currently the second tallest building in the world at 508m in height, the night view of the city of Taipei from the roof was simply awesome, I loved it there.
I also enjoyed exploring Shilin Night Market and several other night markets in Taipei, yep, I had a go at tasting the infamous stinky tofu (deep fried), and yep, it sure was stinky but tasted pretty good actually. As for our history fix, we went to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
A day before leaving Taiwan, we took a day trip to Wulai, a little rural town at the southern part of Taipei county. Again, friendly locals, great food. I particularly enjoyed the hike up to Wulai Falls.
I had a great time in Taiwan, it’s probably my second most favourite place to visit after Japan. I would definitely love to visit Taiwan again one day, but this time, it will involve more train rides, more cities, and of course more food :).