Travel musings: Our first three days in Taipei

Posted: September 10, 2009 in Taiwan, Travel

There are so many things I want to write  about our trip. Here are some highlights from our first three days in Taipei:

Taipei 101: Beautiful building, inside and out; the view from the top is beautiful but the engineering of the building, particularly in Taiwan where earthquakes and typhoons are more frequent, is even more amazing, even for me who is not normally interested in that sort of stuff.

English: I think I was expecting some English, at least the basics, to be spoken here by more people. Our language lessons with our tutor at home and the Fluenz program have proved to be invaluable in trying to communicate with store clerks, waiters, and cab drivers.

Food courts: Great food, a fun place to try new foods; Similar to food courts in the US but cleaner with no trash cans, only ladies who come around and clean the table as soon as you finish eating. Highly recommend the food courts at Taipei 101 and  SOGO Department Store.

Some fun photos. . .

Pocari Sweat: Nothing like a cold drink

Pocari Sweat: Nothing like a cold drink

Subber: Subway's Taiwan competitor

Subber: Subway Restaurant's Taiwan competitor

Chocolate croissant: Delicious snack at Taipei 101

Chocolate croissant: Delicious snack at Taipei 101

  1. Sarah says:

    LOVE that photo of the old bottled sweat! That’s great!!!

  2. nicky says:

    Pocari Sweat is the water you drink after exercising. No color? Well, we think if the drink is colorful, it must not be good for the health. haha

  3. Mindy McCord says:

    I used to drink Pocari Sweat when I lived in Korea. I had no idea it was still being made!

  4. amanda says:

    I heart Subber. I can get my American food fix there. 🙂

    Glad you are enjoying your time in Taiwan so far.

    It’s interesting to see that you think Taipei doesn’t have lots of English. After being in the south for 6 years, I feel just the opposite. Maybe they are just being shy.

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