First dinner in Taipei
Taipei 101 in the distance
21 Century Chicken: They give you gloves so you can eat the chicken with your hands, like a savage!
Shalin Night Market
The best shaved ice. EVER.
Poor little puppies for sale
My first couple of days in Taipei have been full of eating, walking and shopping. The food is pretty delicious and cheap (except for my first dinner — that came up to about $60 CAD which… isn’t cheap at all) and there’s a lot of inexpensive shopping too, especially shoes! I’m pacing myself though and so far, only bought a few things including one maxi dress… which was cheaply made. Pout. Can’t really complain. It cost a few dollars. The style here is different, but there are similarities — maxi skirts, florals, bright colors and some neon. I have yet to see pastels or stacked on bracelets though. They probably think I’m some kind of crazy accessory overload.
Anyways, I’m determined to learn some Mandarin. I think it’s difficult for me to catch on because I’m so used to Cantonese that I completely butcher the language when I say it in Mandarin. My version of Mandarin is basically… Cantonese in a “Mandarin” accent. It doesn’t work. I can’t wait to be in Hong Kong.