Today was definitely an interesting one. Started off with drinking coffee (I clearly ordered a mocha but ended up with that -_-) on an empty stomach, which resulted in 3 hours of torture and nausea :s but I had a pineapple bun and a red bean bun for breakfast which was made fresh from the bakery by my apartment! Very delicious and so soft! Yum!
After said breakfast my friends and I walked to Guting Riverside Park and poked around for a bit. The weather was overcast this morning, so the pictures weren’t as great as they could be
What really surprised me was the number of dogs that we saw in Taipei. While most of them had their owners by their side, there were a good number of stray dogs roaming the streets. We even saw a few stray puppies at the park!
We ended up in a place called Ximending (西門町) for lunch and my friends ate at a buffet (I did not partake, because I was still feeling kind of sick :/) and then we explored the markets and shops around the area. This place was packed with locals and tourists, all wanting to get a taste of the street food, or haggle with the vendors. There is a mix of local and international items sold there so there definitely is something for everyone!
Coming back at night is a totally different experience. Street performers, more food vendors and shops are open too! Bright billboards and signs blink and sparkle everywhere you look, so there’s always something interesting to see! We were able to catch a group of street performers who did an awesome performance in one of the main squares! (link to the video is here!)
For dinner we went to a hot pot place! Beef is sliced fresh and you have two types of soups you can try! Price was alright (around 150TWD for a group of 7 people) but the food was good :3
On our feet almost all day today! But tons of fun and great experiences! Definitely coming back to Ximending for more :D
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