Taipei Day 3

Itinerary for the day: CKS Memorial, Presidential building, Bopiliao Old Street and Ximending.

Again, we left the hostel at 9 o’clock to get breakfast, then headed straight to C. K. S. Memorial Station. We exit the station through Exit 5 to the memorial.

The memorial looks ancient, like it was built hundreds of years ago. But the fact is it was built in the 1980s. Nonetheless, I was satisfied to see such a marvelous construction for the late president of Taiwan. The weather was cold and windy. There was no rain! I’m so glad for that. We wouldn’t have enjoyed the stroll at the Peace Park if it was raining. Also we took a lot of good pictures! The memorial is also a place for the arts. We got a chance to watch a live violin players playing Canon. Continue reading Taipei Day 3

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Taipei Day 2

Itinerary of the day: Yeliu, Jioufen and Shifen at the Pingxi Trail.

Started the day fresh and left the hostel by 9 am. We bought breakfast at a bakery nearby and coffee from Starbucks.

Our first destination was Yeliu. There are rock formations there including the famous Queen’s Head. We took the MRT to Zhongxiao Fuxing station and got out of Exit 2. Exit 2 leads to SOGO department store. Then, we took the bus no.1815 at 1020hrs and arrived at Yeliu at 1130hrs. Below is the sign at the street going toward Yeliu Geopark. It took us 10 minutes walk to get there. The bus fare was about NT90. Continue reading Taipei Day 2

Taipei Day 1

I woke up at four o’clock in the morning and got ready for my good friend to pick me up. I thank his mom for the car-pool to the airport. Taking taxi from Jurong to Changi is quite expensive. So the car-pooling really helped us! We reached Changi at 6 and had a lot of time to eat breakfast and walk around before boarding at 8. We got to enjoy the sunrise from the airport. It’s special because sunrise is usually blocked by the tall buildings in the country. Continue reading Taipei Day 1

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