Taipei June 2017

Taipei June 2017

Taipei June 2017

Once again I visited Taipei. This time I stayed near Ximan at a hotel called Cheers Hotel. It is located near Ximan’s market an area with lots of bars, restaurants, and movie theaters around it. The Red House used to be a market built in the Japanese days. Now it is a theater and has a large gay business community around it. I visited the remains of Nishi Honganji. Nishi Honganji used to be the largest Japanese-style Buddhist temple in Taiwan. Then I went to Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall but that is its own post. Later I went to play darts and got a drink. It turns out that I am still bad at darts.  And by drink, I mean absinthe served in a skull shot glass.



Taipei movie theater in Ximan
A movie theater in Ximen near my hotel.
Raspberry and kiwi popsical in Ximen Taipei
Rasberry and Kiwi Popsicle
Ximen Taiwan
Crowded Ximen








Pro Independence protesters in Taipei
It seems like there are always the same two groups of protesters. This one is protesting for Taiwan to declare itself an independent country of Taiwan.
anti chinese organ harvesting protsters
The second group is protesting China’s forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong and others.
Red House in Taipei
The Red House. Built by the Japanese as a market it became a theater and has many gay-themed stores and bars around it now.









Presidental Office Building and Taipei 101
Presidental Office Building and Taipei 101
Old Gate in Taipei
Old Taipei Gate. I saw the North Gate on my May visit to Taipei.
Nishi Honganji bell in Taipei
Nishi Honganji was a Japanese-built Buddist temple. This bell is a replica.








Nishi Honganji in Taipei
Nishi Honganji was built in 1922 and burned down in 1975. In 2005 the area was cleaned up and some of the historical buildings were restored.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei
I also went to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and wrote a post on it.
playing darts in Taipei
Turns out I am still bad at darts









drinking absinthe out of a skull-shaped glass.
Absinthe in a skull-shaped glass. I wonder if that was the bartender trying to tell me not to drink too many.



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