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2014/10/25 Taiwan Day 01: Taipei
π 2014-10-25 01:01 in Ntrips, Taiwan2014, Trips
After a breakfast of champions in our room with view of Taipei 101.

We started the day by going back to the Sun Tay-Sen monument which was half closed last year, and learned more about him as well as his main executor, Chiang Kai Sheik. We saw the changing of the guards there, which was quite elaborate.






Next, we went to see some old city gates, and the Zhongshan Hall where Taiwan signed getting its country back from Japan after the 2nd world war. As luck would have it, it actually was the 69th anniversary of that day, so the hall was open to the public and they had a long parade otside starting from that point:


north gate
north gate

nice parade car
nice parade car




reconstruction of south gate
reconstruction of south gate

When then went back to the Chiang Kai Sheik monument to read about him again and compare his history with Sun Tay-Sen's:








From there, we went to Elephant Mountain, and hiked up for a view of Taipei at sunset and beyond:









We then hiked back down and went to a night market and all kinds of foods, many didn't seem safe or even food to me :)

Pachinko for children?
Pachinko for children?




blowtorch chicken, my favourite :)
blowtorch chicken, my favourite :)


huge ass prawn
huge ass prawn

We avoided the baby shrimp fishing pool at the night market, because Jennifer took us to a real shrimp fishing place. It was a new screw around zone, some people came with their own fishing equipment and bait, and totally kicked our non fisherman asses :) In the end, we did so badly with a single shrimp that the owner felt sorry for us, and threw in some freebies when we asked him to cook our one shrimp :)


the only shrimp we ever caught was by hand when it got caught into our net
the only shrimp we ever caught was by hand when it got caught into our net

people other than us then ended up with a plate load of shrimp ;)
people other than us then ended up with a plate load of shrimp ;)

And this was the end of day one, after this hard fishing experience, we went to our room for some sleep.

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