|Exploring their night markets is a must in Taiwan|
My 6 days in Taipei has been nothing but fun and enjoyable. I made the right choice going during the winter season. Most of the days, it was chilly, just cold enough that a coat would do. Exploring the city in such a temperature makes walking the best method as you won't sweat.
|View of Taipei from Taipei 101, the fourth tallest building in the world|
What I'm most impressed about Taiwan is its friendly locals. They are very helpful and friendly and willing to share their cultures and histories to those who are willing to listen. I was given an impromptu history class on Monga district (now known as Wanhua district) which was very enlightening.
|National Theatre Hall which looks like something from Korea|
Another impressive feat is their transportation system. You have to salute them for the efficient railway system, punctual and comfortable even for a long journey ride. Plus, it is a cheap alternative to bus, which I find slightly more pricier especially if you want to go out of the city centre.
|The old street of Jinguashi, my favourite place to just walk around and relax|
It was definitely a wonderful experience and while I got to reconnect with my Taiwanese friend, I also gained a few new ones too. I believe that is the beauty of travelling. More stories will come out soon, I hope. In the mean times, just enjoy some of the photos.
|Bamboo wishing sticks|
|Sky lanterns are so much beautiful to look at|
*TO BE CONTINUED*
Sharing is caring. A word of advice and a piece of information.
Mandarin is the lingua franca of Taiwan. However, English is still widely understandable in city centre. It is advisable to get yourself an EasyCard to travel around as it speeds things up a lot. Each adult EasyCard costs TWD 500 (which is about RM 56.50) with TWD 400 reload and TWD 100 as deposits, refundable.