also a long time since you have written a post on time.
and a long time since you’ve been on a rock.
no need to leave the city – taipei has some afternoon hikes you are just now learning about.
expat blogs are the best sources for discovering sides of taiwan that guidebooks don’t cover. it helps, you admit, that they write in english and not chinese.
you’ve not a lot of motivation for day trips for this year’s visit to taiwan because, in no particular order, 1) exploring taiwan with the londoner and the french boys last year was just too much fun 2) you like to hang out with your grandma 3) you’ve found your mother’s 30 year old sewing machine and 4) once you leave taiwan you will be back on another flight before you recover from your jetlag.
so you give yourself lots of mandatory down time.
in the end it ends here. and then into a residential neighborhood. far from a metro station. you are lost. but in taipei, it doesn’t matter – the taiwanese are always so friendly and helpful at getting you to where you want to go.
the chinese formula is:
請問, (place) 在哪裏?
qing3 wen4, (place) zai4 na3 li3?
may I ask, where is (place) ?
with this, you’ll always find what you’re looking for!
lao ren cha
the daily bubble tea