May trip to Taipei
It seems like an established thing in my life that I go to Taipei once a month. Anyway, I said at a place called
Rose Boutique Hotel near Taipei Station. I met up with my friend Jaydenn for dinner. I met Jaydenn when I was in University and if it was not for her I probably would not have thought about going to Taiwan. You can see Jaydenn’s blog here (it is in Chinese but the pictures are cool).
The water had a strange look as I took the train north. It probably has something to do with the rain
A cool old building close the Bus Station
I ate vegetarian noodles with my friend Jaydenn
By the Bus and Train station is a street with lots of hiking and other outdoor gear. Needless to say, I almost bought new socks
A Horse Statue outside Taipei Main Station. In the Chinese zodiac, I am a horse.
Build by the Japanese in 1925 Spot Taipei served for many years as the residence of the US ambassador. President Ezinhower stayed here on his 1960 visit.
Taipei Fubon Bank has some interesting statues. Turns out this is a Phoenix.
One of the many Temples I passed
How nice of the animals to hold up the bench
A family of Buffalo in the park
Part of the new Metro Station that goes to the airport. It has opened since last time I flew into Taiwan.
Old North Gate of Taipei. The wall was built in 1884 and most of it was destroyed during the Japanese colonial period. Only the North Gate still has the original appearance.
Night market selling clothing.
This night market is near 228 Memorial park and was where my phone died
Old train outside Main Station. Taken before I got on a more modern train.