Some nighttime photos of Taipei.
Taiwan is worth a trip just for the food alone – ubiquitous, affordable and mouthwatering.
Taiwanese people love their food: a mixture of Chinese, Taiwanese aboriginal, Japanese and Western influence. A lot of food is consumed on the go, be it breakfast or snacks – the snacks are the best!
The history of Dadaocheng Area and the prosperous Dihua Street is deeply intertwined with all of the ruling Nations Taiwan ever had. The government tries hard to preserve the area and reviving old crafts like basket making, tea processing, the trade of dried goods and medicinal ingredients. Small museums also highlight important aspects of life in the area.
The smaller galleries of Taipei were a hit or miss, a lot of the recommended places were closed or nowhere to be found, but still we managed to snag up a few gems along the way. Another artistic spot is Treasure Hill, a small settlement founded by Kuomintang veterans now turned into an artivist compound. Then of course, there are much more organized exhibitions of art such as the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Revisiting some places in Taipei – the view from Elephant Mountain was one worth returning to: This time around, the climb up was much more sweaty and mosquito-ridden. Still worth the spectacular view of Taipei 101. Nonetheless, Taipei had a lot more places for us to explore: Huashan 1914 Creative Park was a chill place to hang out and spend an afternoon.
It is approximately 5:45am Beijing time. Thanks to transferring at Beijing airport, we bear witness to a beautiful, almost smogfree sunrise illuminating the polished airport floor.