Visit to Taipei 101 and Zoo

One thing I must say about our stay in Taiwan – the weather has been really, really bad. We have spend almost 3 weeks here and we had rain or heavy clouds every single day. So consequently we haven’t seen the sun in weeks. Luckily Markus pointed out that this is the northernmost part of our travels in Asia so there is hope that the weather will get better as we move on tomorrow. Read More »

Why Taiwan is cool

Great and cheap public transport

Moving around with metro is easy and cheap. It works really well, trains go every couple of minutes. Taipei has 5 metro lines, we have so far used 3 of them. I don’t know if that is the case with all the lines but we saw the other day that trains are actually automated, so going without a driver. The fare is calculated based on the distance travelled and the most we have paid for the journey to the other side of town was NTD36.

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Food Photos from Taipei

To celebrate the fact that Markus fixed photo upload issue, this post will have lots of random photos of different meals we’ve had here. Not recommended for hungry people.

We are really growing to like the food here, though occasionally it is getting too exotic for our tastes. Generally it is heavily meat based and has a good mixture of spices. Stews are common where they put many different vegetables and almost always cabbage. And of course some meat (usually pork, at least I think so) and egg. The dishes almost always come with rice.

It is also surprisingly cheap, we realised that we are spending much less money here than on heavily touristy Boracay. Anyway, to food pics as promised. Read More »

First days in Taipei

We arrived here on Sunday and have really been excited and happy since then. First time we feel like we are experiencing something new and different. Life seems to be quite similar to that of Europe only that everyone speaks Chinese, there are Buddhist/Taoist temples instead of churches and food is exotic. Read More »