Here I am in Taipei for a few days to prepare for my climb at Yushan in central Taiwan. Taipei gave me a different impression from my
expectation. Local people are extremely nice, I find. Maybe because I speak their language well. Food is awesome and exceptionally
affordable for a city of this size, 12 million people strong.
To sum up, really, there aren't much must-see. But rather, a must-see should be a small town called 'Danshui' north of Taipei, about 45 min
ride on the subway. On the way back, I also stopped by 'Beitou' for a hotsprings retreat !
FreeGoBus is an airport shuttle, but it ain't free!
My ridiculously affordable hotel in Taipei, $60/night.
First meal in Taipei, .. the night market !!
If you were female, you'd better stand here at night !!
The museum .... where they stored all the treasures from the Forbidden City.
The sign basically says very nicely, don't peel any more bark off me !!!
Or this monster will come after you !!!
Look carefully ! Your fate is there !!
Taipei Station, one of the most jam-packed subway/train/bus station in the world.
Can they squeeze more space out of this ?
The pedestrian light ... very funny !
In one of the consulate museum in the city of Danshui.
It runs G.E. rheostat for the electric ceiling fan.
Have a little national pride!
This ad was selling motel space. Who knows what else they offer in this motel ?
Nice, leave me along ? So, do you want me to come along or what ?
The 'Old' street in Danshui, one of the coastal town.
Beitou, a small town north of Taipei where the hotsprings are located.
The indiviual room, where hotsprings water is pumped into the room.
This the hotsprings shop entrance.
Taipei 101 from far.
The little farm next to Taipei 101, very bizarre !
Going up .... (2.7 MB file).
Yes, this is the bizarre farm right next to Taipei 101.
Dr. Sun Yat San Memorial Hall
The guard in front of the statue.
What were these people waiting for ?
... for the guard changing ceremony ...
Telling you, it was very hot here ....
Yes, it was very hot inside, no A/C. (3.7 MB file).
The famous quote from Dr. Sun. 'Revolution hasn't succeeded yet, we need to work harder.'
A sea of scooters ....
Water jugs ?
... in front of the National Musical Performance Center ...
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Watch the crazyiness of scotter in Taipei (1.5 MB file).