Category Archives: Taiwan

Streets of Taipei

How quickly the days go by. With a blink of an eye, 2014 is here. No time for procrastination. This year is gonna be a great one!

Anyway, random street shots of Taipei.

This is my absolute favorite street shot from the trip. Had to take it in a hurry cause the traffic lights changed really quickly and the only way I could get a good shot was to stand in the middle of the road. I realized that it does take patience to take good shots.

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Early morning at Ximending when the stores have yet to open.

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One of the smaller streets leading out from Ximending.

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Since we weren’t able to check in to our accommodations, we decided to make the best of our early start and headed over to Yong Siak Street to check out the popular cafes we read about online. It was a pretty easy walk getting from Ximending to Yong Siak Street (managed to convince my sis to walk since we were early) and we even managed to check out the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial hall. Yong Siak street, on the other hand, is a completely different story. The street itself and the surrounding streets where the good food is located is incredibly hard to navigate. Even the locals were confused. We did meet really nice people who went out of the way to help us. Like the chef of a bakery who couldn’t get a 3G signal on his hp in the kitchen so he walked out of the cafe just to Google directions for us.

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Pedestrian path on a tiny lane.

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All these thinking about the walking is exhausting. More on the food some other time then. Hurhur.

On a random note. The best way to keep your sim card safe when you change to a local sim card is to simply tape your existing card to your phone or phone case.

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There, safe and sound.