Taiwan: The streets nearby & The Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall (film)

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There was a great market just behind our hotel!

There was a great market just behind our hotel!

The place where we first tried the shaved ice I fell in love with

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A temple down the street from our hotel

There was something going on but we certainly didn't know what it was. Can anyone explain all the offerings and why people were lined up?

There was something going on at that temple too but we certainly didn't know what it was. Can anyone explain all the offerings and why people were lined up?

On our way to the Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall we had yet another bus related mishap – this time the bus was on time but we got on the one going in the wrong direction! About 15 minutes into what should have been a 10 minute busride Yuko went to the bus driver to show him the stop we were supposed to get off at – he looked at the name and just said “Oh no!” then a bunch of things she obviously couldn’t understand. He signaled for us to get off at the next stop and catch the same number bus going back. The town we got off in looked charming and not touristy so we decided to explore for a bit.

We tried some sugary donuts at this stand

We tried some sugary donuts at this stand

We explored this market for a while, admiring all the fruits we had never tried, wishing we could buy them (they were all sold by the bag, or bunch, or whatever portion that would be too much to eat and/or carry around all day. Ha…shortly after this we were offered sample cups of grass jelly, which we tried, and liked…

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We misunderstood that they were selling the grass jelly itself though, not single serving cups, and got out our coin purses out to buy a drink. That was when, thinking the vendor was just kindly demonstrating the grass jelly drink making process, we accidentally bought a bag of grass jelly that must have weighed at least five pounds. Oops. We accidentally left it on the bus back too. Oops.

We also got to take the train as part of our route there. I thought this bench inside was pretty cool.

We also got to take the train as part of our route there. I thought this bench inside was pretty cool.

This is the National Theater, which is right next to the Memorial Hall

This is the National Theater, which is right next to the Memorial Hall

And this is the Memorial Hall. Beautiful, no? I think it was one of my favorite structures we saw.

And this is the Memorial Hall. Beautiful, no? I think it was one of my favorite structures we saw.

I particularly liked these cloud details.

I particularly liked these cloud details.

Well I hope you’re not getting burned out on Taiwan! Just a couple more days of photos!

*click images for full view please!

10 responses to “Taiwan: The streets nearby & The Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall (film)

  1. hahahaha your stories are too funny. it sounds like you ate sooo much food there.

  2. haha, “accidentally” lol.
    i love the way the picture with the strange chair in the train station turned out!

  3. こんにちは~~
    おひさしぶり~This is Keren~~~
    how are you??

    Are you in Taiwan right now!!!!????!!!?

    • Hello Keren hisashiburi!!!!! I’m not in Taiwan anymore – I just got back a few days ago. Are you there right now?!

      • haha~~nope~~
        I’m still in Seattle~~n since i’m ganna take summer courses…I wont be able to go back
        >”<*cry~~

        Did you have fun in Taiwan??
        (when will you come back to Seattle??)

  4. Wow. I havent read your blog since your first taiwan post and see now that your currently on like a Taiwan-posting-frenzy. really makes me wanna go though cus all your pics are awesome!

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