A Quick Visit to Taipei
Chiang Kai Shek Temple
First Stop of the Day
The Chiang Kai Shek Temple was the first stop of the day. It is a sprawling tourist spot. You will see here people from all walks of life: high school students practicing a dance routine, a family strolling around, tourists taking selfies and backpackers taking a rest.
If you are a bike enthusiast, Taipei is a good place to tow your bike to. You will find bicycle lanes all over the city. Another very noticeable difference is that you will find a good number of motor bikes around the city. A local resident quipped that families in Taipei has at least one motor bike each.
Land of the Milk Tea
Taipei boasts of a number of tea houses--particularly milk teas. I was able to taste Cranberry Vinegar Tea!
Taipei is a good place to try out different Chinese dishes like the infamous Stinky Tofu, pork buns and a number of dimsum. Seafood is also quite abundant and available --not necessarily cheap though.
Like any bustling city, there are many shops to go to--perfect for some retail therapy.
Taipei is also a good place to have a dose of nature. I highly recommend the Yehliu Geopark--different landforms to appreciate here.
Wish at Shifen Old Street
Another good bonding expereince is writing down all your wishes on a lantern and releasing them in the air to come true. A must try experience!
Short But Meaningful
Go ahead and make that short but meaningful journey to an exotic country!