After the Hangover
I woke up the next morning with a hangover. I almost never get hangovers, but like I said, clubbing was out of control! The hotel offers free breakfast so we all woke up just before breakfast was over and then went straight back up to sleep again. I’m sure we woke up past noon the first official day in Taipei. I have to say after having that hangover I’m glad we decided on staying in a hotel rather than a hostel. Plus we had a number of movie channels which we watched constantly throughout our trip. Apparently it seems we came all the way to Taiwan to watch movies in the hotel room… haha. But you would be surprised how often people go on vacation and just stay in the hotel the the whole time.
When we finally finished watching… probably X-Men 3… we headed out to see Ximending to look around and eat. Then for sightseeing around Taipei 101 and finally to the popular Shilin Night Market.
Ximending has been called the “Harajuku of Taipei” and the “Shibuya of Taipei”. Ximending is the source of Taiwan’s fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture
The historic Red House Theater in Ximending. There was an outdoor market here when we went too.
EMO girls in Ximending advertising something. Please don’t cut your wrists. Get some help!
Me eating is a classy affair. It was good and cheap! The menus were hard to decipher. I can’t read Taiwanese. ^^ Point at something on the menu and hope for the best!
The girl from the first restaurant we ate at taught us a few Chinese words… All of which I forgot. ^^ She was so entertaining!
At Shin Kong Mitsukoshi shopping complex near Taipei 101 a woman entertained the crowds with a drum rendition of the song Nobody by Wonder Girls.
Eating coffin bread at the Shilin Night Market. We sampled many kinds of Taiwanese food. The food alone deserves a blog of it’s own… TBA. We ran into some Japanese people we met at the club who were also sampling the foods. They wanted a picture of us, so we let them take it.