Taipei – the beautiful and the weird

As part of the Christmas trip to Hong Kong (and China) us four girls were able to “sneak” into (well, we crossed the border legally) Taipei. And to our huge surprise it completely took our heart. We didn’t expect the city of contrasts, with clean streets and impossibly clean subways to contrast the dense smoky markets. ¬†Full of majestic temples, awesome spas (no photos of those, but it was epic), and fun markets — I sincerely hope to come back and see and experience more of it.

I may post more photos as I tend to with time, for the time here is the first peek into the awesome.

 

 

Koi fish in the temple:

 

Temple architecture:

 

Smoke and dragons:

 

Beautiful waterfalls at temple entrance:

Legendary shredded ice cream (eaten on the first hour of my birthday in Taipei!):

 

Fun and weird things. Flipflop lifts to make you taller:

 

Lots and lots of colorful umbrellas:

 

In the market:

 

Forever … 21 … 26?

 

The circle of life:

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hesi - May 18, 2012 - 4:14 pm

haha Forever 26 I like it

Nina - May 20, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Nice catch – the last one. Brr, don’t want chicken soup anymore!

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