西門町 (xi men ding) & taiwanese buffet!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday we were suppose to go to  野柳地質公園 (Yehliu geopark) however since the weather wasn’t promising we decided to take it easy and spend the afternoon in Taipei at 西門町 (xi men ding).  First stop was 龍山寺 (Longshan temple), one of the largest and oldest temples in Taiwan, admission is free and there is always a ton of people coming here to worship. Continue reading

taiwans northeast coast

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter traveling to Jiu-Fen, my uncles took us to the more scenic and natural beauty of Taiwan.  Our first stop was 黃金瀑布 (the golden waterfall), unfortunately there is no gold that flows from the waterfall but due to the abundance of iron it has created the golden color of the rocks.  Good thing it was raining because it created some great water for the falls.

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taipei 101, 象山 (xiang shan) , 淡水 (dan shui)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn our first day in taiwan I was up every hour after 4am, finally at around 6am I decided to get up. Since we were heading to Taipei that day, we decided to get breakfast at around 7:30am. We walked a block to a local breakfast place and ordered a traditional Taiwanese breakfast (my favorite).   This place wasn’t the best I have had but it’s so close to the house that it will suffice for now… Continue reading