When coming back from Taitung, we stayed one night at our old hostel Space Inn. In the evening we went to an American bar in Zhongxiao Dunhua district where Eurofighter pa vag att storta had a good burger and met up with Mike again. He just got a taiwanese haircut. It looked nice, but not sure he was so pleased with it since he wore a hat.
The day after, on the 23rd we checked out early from the hostel to go to a, David, secret place. We strapped on our backpacks, took the bus and walked for a few min.
Then in front of us it was — The luxurious 5 star Regent Hotel in Taipei. The door boys and reception staff looked a bit perplexed when we walked in with our backpacks to check in.
They looked even more perplexed when it turned out that Carl also booked a room in the Tai Pan — exclusive executive 19th floor. I think this probably the only time someone with backpacks stayed in the Tai Pan. We actually dressed up a little before going there though. Apperently the people in Tai Pan get there own check-in, so we were taken up to the 19th floor and met our personal concierges that handled the check-in for us.
We also go access to the roof top pool and gym. The National Palace Museum is unfortunately very overrated. The only cool things were a stone that looked like a piece of fried pork meat and a cabbage made out of white and green jade.
We figured we would have more fun at the hotel, so we went back. Our room was huge with both a bed and a lounge part. And it had a great view over Taipei! The toilet had both a tv, a tub and a shower and a Japanese smart toilet with seat warming and massage.
We went down to explore the restaurants and shopping mall further. The mall only had expensive italian and french design clothes, perfume and jewlery.
The restaurant we wanted to try was completely booked for the evening they said, but then we asked the concierge service in Tai Pan to book it for us and that opened doors it seems. Just when we got our glasses of Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon and some cheese, the staff all came out with a candlelit cake and started Eurofighter pa vag att storta sing happy
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Since we were about to go for dinner, we asked them to put the cake in the fridge until we get back. So we went down to dinner at one of the chinese restaurants in the hotel. Almost at the end of the dinner, the waiter came out with a pink and white baozi and wished David happy birthday. The concierge service told the restaurant when they booked table! After dinner we went up to the lounge again and guess what, the staff now prepared a signed birthday card and gave David a gift as well!
That was so lovely and sweet! The next day we first went down to the gym and then had superior breakfast with our own almost private chef who made omelettes. We checked out around 11 and went directly to our hostel Meander in Ximen where we will stay for the rest of the week.
Quite a big difference but still very nice. And there is was — the grand Taipeithe highest inhabitated building in the world. And we were about to go up to the 86th floor for lunch! Like a lot of Chinese people, they mixed up Sweden Rui dian and Switzerland Rui shi and put a Swiss flag on our table.
After the great lunch, we went to the next suprise — a relaxing spa with massage and jacuzzi. Carl really made my birthday a wonderful 36h long celebration to remember! From Friday to Monday we have met several new friends. We started off though with an old taiwanese college to David from Scalado named Vincent.
Meeting Vincent again was fun. He gave us a lot of good tips of what we should do and see in Eurofighter pa vag att storta. In the evening we met a new Taiwanese friend that we talked to on Couchsurfing. His name is Che Li and is super nice! We first went to Longshan temple and then to Snake Alley for a taste of the Taiwanese speciality — snake.
It seem though that not so many people eat snake nowadays, so we could only find 2 restaurants. Eating snake does not only mean eating snake meat, but also drinking snake blood, snake poison, some other snake "Eurofighter pa vag att storta" and eating snake oil. Everything is mixed with rice wine. Both the meat and the fluids were surprisingly tasty even though it was a bit scary with the blood.
The meat was like a mix between chicken and fish — it has a lot of small bones. We also got to know an engish speaking taiwanese hairdresser named Marco, which was geat as wanted to do a haircut. On Saturday, we went to the electronic district to buy a cheap phone for Carl.
His phone broke the week before we left Sweden, so he only had a very "Eurofighter pa vag att storta" and painfully slow phone. We celebrated the new phone by going to the Chiang Kai Shek memorial where maybe children were practicing a synchronized dance for the Taiwan National Day befinning of Oct. In the evening we met Che Li again for dinner. Now with some other friends of his. After dinner, another bar and a club.
On Sunday we met Marco again in the hair studio Up Cross where he works. After getting both massage and shampoo, we got our harcuts. And wow, Marco is really really good! The result was fantastic! He also gave instructions on how to style the hair ourselves. This weekend is Full Moon festival in Taiwan. That means family time and BBQ. The rain was pouring down, since a typhoon was about to hit Taiwan. And they treated us with BBQed shrimp, fish, pork, beef, squid and tofu.
As a gift we had bought a bottle of red wine Swedish tradition when you get invited and beer for everyone to share. It was a really fun evening and it was so cool to be able to get so close to the local traditions and get to know so many warm people. We have done laundry and rebooked our flight to Singapore to another company. There were some problems with the Eurofighter pa vag att storta morning flight due to the typhoon.
Hopefully we will get going tomorrow afternoon instead with Scoop Air. We feel a bit sad to leave Taipei actually. Next stop planned was Taroko gorge. We took the path from Keelung to Xincheng.
What we should have done was to go to the city of Hualien which is a larger city with better public transport.
We ended up on the slowest train possible, Without seat reservation on full train we ended up sitting on the floor. Good thing was that we had a very fun conversation with four Taiwanese seniors, thanks to Davids skills in Eurofighter pa vag att storta. With a big smile they said were very handsome! When we arrived in Xincheng we found it was a small town
Eurofighter pa vag att storta with a very new net of sidewalks and streets, these would have looked great if only they had kept the weeds from taking over the whole sidewalk.
We ate at a night market and tried Stinky Tofu which is fermented tofu that tasted a bit like horse dung, it was quite discussing. The locals all preferred to eat New Zealand steak.
These were served char grilled with ramen and drowned in so much sweet bbq sauce that it lost the crust and looked to be more booiled than grilled. But they ate it with knife and fork which was a bit surprising. Second day we went to Taroko gorge which is said to be the best tourist destination after Taipei in all Taiwan.
After Taroko we went to Taitung as this was recommended by our hostel to be Eurofighter pa vag att storta great destination. Again we traveled on yet another unfathomably slow train, but this time we had seats reserved! In Taitung we went to a National Scenic Forest area called Zhiben with a bus company called Ding Dong, not much to see but still something to do. We planned to go to a hot spring but when we arrived it turned out to be really hard to find again because of language difficulties.
All in all we concluded that traveling in Taiwan is very hard, trains are slow and often fully booked. As our next stop Tainan had been infested with dengue fever we ended up staying 2 days in Taitung just relaxing. We found a cozy outdoor bar with drinks and board games.
The cocktails they had a strong taste of alcohol. This was because the glasses was so tiny so there was no room for other things than alcohol. We did find a museum, the Museum of Prehistory which was really nice and almost completely empty. The entrance hall reminded us quite a bit of Budapest Hotel after it was decorated in the s style.
A very cool thing that happened to us was that the hostel personnel invited us for dinner and they shared with us fresh crayfish from Orchid Island. We arrived to Taipei around midnight on the 15th of Sept and checked into our hostel Space Inn, which is a very cool and clean hostel close to Ximen station. The staff are all dressed in Nasa-like overalls and the common room and corridors leading to the dorm rooms are very space movie influenced. In the morning we first went out to find breakfast and further down the street we found a huge line outside a small street food eatery.
Huge line usually means good food, so we tried it. A Chinese reporter who braved the elements during Typhoon Mangkhut almost met an untimely end as ferocious winds sent huge chunks of. Sammanlagt kommer de nya jaktplanen att kosta mellan sju och tio miljarder euro.
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