This is the summary of our first day in Taipei. And if you have been waiting for a while to read this, I apologize for the delay as I have to get the pictures downloaded and organized (It was actually my husband who took the photographs, hehe). But anyway, here it is...

We booked a morning flight and by the time we reached Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and collected our luggage, it was almost 2pm. Although it was a F&E trip, we requested our travel agent to assist us in arranging a coach to fetch us from the airport to our hotel, thus saving us the hassle to search for a cab. Phew!

This was taken in the coach on a highway to our hotel. The tall building is Taipei 101.

Rows of shophouses and buildings as we bypassed the street. Motorbikes can be seen almost everywhere. Just look at the signs on their buildings... what an interesting sight!

This is the front entrance of the Longshan Temple (龙山寺). It was walking distance (about 15 mins walk) from our hotel to get here. Even at this hour (it was around 7pm) there were still people visiting the temple to offer their prayers; most of our local temples close around 6pm.

This is the token for travelling with Metro Taipei (just like our MRT system except we use value cards instead of tokens).

Waiting for the train at the station.

This is Ximending (西门町) - one of their busiest shopping areas. There are lots of things to see here, and most of the crowd are youngsters/teenagers.

Ditto. We didn't shop much as it was getting late. Moreover, we had made plans to visit this place another day.

End of Day 1. To be continued...

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5 Responses
  1. Debi Says:

    Wonderful photos, Melody! Looks like a lively, exciting place...can't wait to see Day 2!

  2. Julia Says:

    Melody - wow what a beautiful and cool sight. I love everything...being BIG! Sound like it was fun trip. Can't wait to read your next travelogue for day 2 :)

  3. Melody Says:

    Thanks Debi and Julia! I'm glad to hear you ladies enjoyed reading them. :)

  4. Alice Says:

    Wow, look at the crowd! Great photos, Melody!

    I'm not a big fan of city life (am more country and nature) but the pics are cool. :)

  5. Melody Says:

    Thanks, Alice!

    And that's because we are so used to living in a big city...but I love to see everything in another country, it's always an eye opener to me. :)

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