Taipei

IMG_0923.JPG5 hour layover in Shanghai 😦

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IMG_0935.JPGFinally got to Taipei Main station from the airport. It took about an hour to get to the station

IMG_0963.JPGFirst thing I do when I arrived at the hostel was head to the Shilin night market!!! Just a 1 minute walk from the hostel

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IMG_0944.JPGAround the Shilin Night Market area

IMG_0946.JPGThese face masks are super cheap. They are as low as 25 Canadian dollars

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IMG_0970.JPGPig blood sticky rice covered in peanuts and cilantro! At first I was skeptical of the colour but I’ve eaten pig blood before. It wasn’t too bad πŸ™‚ Quite dense though

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IMG_0971.JPGFirst bubble tea in Taipei and it definitely won’t be my last! πŸ™‚

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IMG_0972.JPGAround the night market

IMG_0978.JPGStuffed sausage =O

IMG_0993.JPGMetro in Japan and Taiwan does not allow you to eat, drink or chew gum! There are also posters to remind people of subway etiquette

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IMG_0989.JPGComputer room at the hostel

IMG_1228-0.JPGIMG_1235.JPGThis is the station after the one that’s closest to my hostel (Jiantan station). I thought the view from the subway was great

IMG_1230-0.JPGChiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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IMG_1017.JPGOmg I lost my entire make up bag in Japan so I bought some bb cream and eyeliner. That’s all I’ve been using since! Not bad at all. BB creams are popular here in Asia and it seems to give some good coverage as well as moisture ^-^

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IMG_1030.JPGThere were a lot of booths in the area too! I’ve never seen this kind of stuff. It’s all made of paper

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IMG_1038.JPGWalking around Taipei

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IMG_1036.JPGThere are a lot of motorcycles/vespas in Taipei

IMG_1058.JPGThe 711 in Taipei also serves fish balls!!

IMG_1057.JPGThis is what’s also sold at the 711

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IMG_1236.JPGTaipei 101

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IMG_1183.JPGXimendeng shopping district

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IMG_1068.JPGThis upstairs restaurant caught my attention because you can dine in with all these small and big plashes surrounding you

IMG_1073.JPGInside of the restaurant

IMG_1077.JPGHello Kitty stuff everywhere in Taipei

IMG_1079.JPGHello Kitty makes an appearance

IMG_1078.JPGSaw the name of the building, Shinjuku, and reminded me of Tokyo, Japan!

IMG_1045-0.JPGHello Kitty Sweets Cafe!!! πŸ™‚

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IMG_1107.JPGIMG_1118.JPGThe infamous Shilin Public Market!!

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IMG_1131.JPGI remember looking up food at the Shilin night market and these penis shaped pancakes came up! I was surprised. I think it’s funny too. I can’t believe I actually found the booth. And of course I ordered one to try it out.

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IMG_1143.JPGStuffed asian sausage. I eat this at home too in a bowl but this is a cooler way to eat it. However, it was pretty oily.

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Last morning in Taipei and I decided to do the Nangang District Hiking Trail (Elephant Mountain). On my way I spotted this really nice hotel.

 

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IMG_1162.JPGI forgot to bring a water bottle but thank goodness there was this guy that was making fresh juice! I don’t know what the fruit is called because we don’t have it in Toronto but it was like a orange but not too citrusy.

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IMG_1171.JPGI did it πŸ™‚ took about half an hour. Very steep stairs!

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IMG_1240.JPGIMG_1144.JPGWent back to Ximendeng shopping area to grab some stuff. I forgot to mention that there are stores/booths that sell phone cases everywhere!!

IMG_1180.JPGThese vending machines had super cute plushies. Too bad its so hard to actually grab them.

IMG_1181.JPGBubble tea for the last time

IMG_1185.JPGHeading to the airport to fly to Manila, Philipines!!!

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