The flag of Taiwan.
This was established as the official flag of the Republic of China (Kuomintang, KMT) since 1917 and used as the national flag of Taiwan since 1949. The depicted was described as Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth (青天白日滿地紅).
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei (國父紀念館). Dr. Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) was a Chinese revolutionary that was a key figure in the downfall of the Qing dynasty. Co-founder of the Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) and founding father of the Republic of China (ROC), he is commonly referred to as ‘Father of the Nation’ (國父).
The National Theatre (國家戲劇院) and National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳).
The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂). General Chiang Kai-shek (蒋中正) was Dr. Sun Ya-sen’s successor as the leader of the KMT and as the President of the Republic of China. Chiang led the Nationalist party against the Communists during the Chinese Civil War. Chiang along with Sun were two of the most prominent figures in Chinese history.
I got fed up with the sun and posing and probably trying to take a decent picture altogether here.
Changing of the guard. This one was rather a long change!
Pimp my ride.
Longshan Temple (龍山寺). Famous Buddhist/Taoist temple in the heart of the city.
Ximending (西門町) located in Wanhua District (萬華區) was the first established pedestrian shopping district in Taiwan. Nicknamed the Shibuya/Harujuku of Taipei, the crowded streets were filled with many colours and all walks of life. This area was the perfect place to observe the hustle and bustle of Asian shoppers at their finest.
Just nearby was the Red House Theatre (紅樓劇場), which was a symbolic building during the times of Japanese rule in which it was a market, turned theatre, and now turned cafe and tourist attraction.
Tempted to buy, but expensive as F. What the…
Always wanted a pair of these.
Ding Tea, I go tee hee.
Walkin’ around, looks legit. I’m down.
Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodles (阿宗麵線). Hailed as one of the best noodle shops. It was good, but with the amount of choice in Taipei, this can hardly be called the best. Though, if you’re in the area, definitely give this a try as it was still yums.
What happened here I don’t know.
I was exhausted and was looking for a place to sit down. I almost joined the ranks of these guys but I glanced up in time. AIY.
Stayed at the Parachute Hostel for one night, and it was a pleasant stay.
Clean rooms, and comfy beds, can’t ask for much more.
Ten Ren’s again.
Long time no see!!! Got a chance to catch up with Emily, old friend from UofT.
Famous jean brand turned cafe.
Although not a fan of their selection of health foods, I do try and make a point to eat foods that I can’t find/buy in other countries. This was my purchase.
My conclusion… not terrible.
Famous Japanese Ramen shop.
Died from saltiness.
Another one for the journey home!
Stay tuned for more. More Food.