Super Photo Corner – Taipei

Due to busy workweeks and busier weekends, I’ve failed to post in the past six weeks.  Plus I’ve been pounding a brick wall of writer’s block.

But I did just return from a long-weekend getaway to Taipei, so I might as well share some photos.

Cheers!  🙂

IMG_4162They say beer tastes best on vacation :).  So why not start on the plane?

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It feels real the minute you see that foreign flag you only knew from textbooks fluttering in the airport breeze.

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The Taipei Metro stole my childhood plastic coins and repurposed them for single-ride tickets.

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Kiss and ride?  It sounds like an inventive new app.  But I failed to investigate :(.

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I loved meandering through the capital of night markets.  Sales and sweets for days!

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Similar to Korea, the dominant car color is white, silver, and black by far.

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And now for obligatory food pictures.  Feel free to scroll down if annoyed.

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Subway stations had some fun decorations, including a teenager’s bedroom for some reason.

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A wild Korean toast restaurant appears!

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The “foothill” towns of Jiufen and Shifen provided incredible views, gorgeous architecture, and delicious peanut ice cream wraps :).  I met some lovely English ladies on my tour.  We became friends.  For like a day.

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Subtropical Taiwan boasts lush greenery I can only dream about here in November.

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I concluded my tour by launching a hot air balloon of good fortune.  The colored sides represent peace (red), popularity (pink), wealth (goldenrod), and success (yellow) in that order.

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“Don’t bat your lashes at me, missy!”

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“Look, Ma!  I’m making friends.  We had dinner together.  See?”

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Taipei is littered with parks and sculptures for days.  Even the subway stations are not safe from the sculptors’ reign of artistic terror.

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No trip is complete without a trip up a nearby “mountain” and an obligatory cityscape selfie :).

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This behemoth is a temple-and-a-half :O!

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I met a gaggle of people while traversing the city.  Brits, Germans, a Frenchman who wanted nothing but to chase girls with his Japanese classmates, a Dane who learned how to say “Hello, you’re pretty” in like 20 different languages, tech entrepreneurs, freelancers, English teachers, Japanese bloggers, a Youtube documentarian, and a computer genius who works with six screens at once!

I never imagined such a social solo holiday :).

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This won’t be the last time you see me, Taiwan.  With hot food, warm people, lush greenery, and mildly damp weather, I found so much to love.

Until next time!

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