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A Quick Visit to Taipei

Updated on September 14, 2019
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School breaks afford me time for some relaxing and enriching vacation to nearby countries.

Chiang Kai Shek Temple

Color burst!
Color burst!

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.

Chiang Kai Shek Temple
Chiang Kai Shek Temple
Chiang Kai Shek Temple
Chiang Kai Shek Temple

Bicycle Lane

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.

Convenient Bicycle Lanes
Convenient Bicycle Lanes
Police Bikes
Police Bikes

Land of the Milk Tea

Taipei boasts of a number of tea houses--particularly milk teas. I was able to taste Cranberry Vinegar Tea!

Cranberry Vinegar Tea
Cranberry Vinegar Tea
Tea Shops One After the Other
Tea Shops One After the Other
Power Puff Girl Milk Tea
Power Puff Girl Milk Tea

Food Trip

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.

Taro Ball
Taro Ball

Shopping Mecca

Like any bustling city, there are many shops to go to--perfect for some retail therapy.

Ximending
Ximending
Taipei 101
Taipei 101
Ximending by Night
Ximending by Night
Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market
Ximending
Ximending

Nature Walk

Taipei is also a good place to have a dose of nature. I highly recommend the Yehliu Geopark--different landforms to appreciate here.

Yehliu GeoPark
Yehliu GeoPark

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!

Wishes on the Lantern
Wishes on the Lantern
Releasing your wishes!
Releasing your wishes!

Short But Meaningful

Go ahead and make that short but meaningful journey to an exotic country!

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      Nicky Hunt 

      17 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks!

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      Liz Westwood 

      17 months ago from UK

      This is a colourful and well-illustrated article.

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