We had a great time in Taipei. I would highly recommend Taiwan to anyone thinking about a holiday in Asia. It’s clean, things work like clockwork, the food is fab, there’s a a lot to see in Taipei, there are apparently great beaches (although we didn’t get to experience them as we visited in February) and great hiking and cycling spots (that we didn’t get to experience given that we have two young children). All in all, Taiwan was fab.
Although, sometimes it felt like you didn’t know which way to look or where to stand (see photo below).
DIY Reflexology. Walking without shoes on a pebbled footpath (photo below) was really painful. The kids nevertheless managed to walk all the way to the monument, and back, for which they received applauds from a row of spectators. It made me think that maybe on Brighton beach they should erect signs: ‘Reflexology for free’.
We love food and drink – so there is a disproportionately high number of food related photos here. Sorry.
I had never associated Taipei (or Taiwan) with art, but Taipei has a huge art scene. There were quirky arts and craft galleries everywhere! See photos below.
There were some really cool graffiti in the Ximen area of the city (see photos below).
We also found an empty Natural History Museum. Pretty amazing for two dinosaur enthusiasts! See photos below.
A couple of photos of the city
You can find my other blog posts re our trip to Taiwan here: