Walking the Streets of Taiwan to Taipei 101
Exploring Taiwan is a fun adventure. If you don’t read Mandarin you’ll likely experience a sensory overload upon seeing the sea of Chinese symbols and bright Las Vegas style neon lights. I’ve come to realize that the best way to get the real feel of a city is to walk the streets.
Today I did just that. I left the safe tranquility of my hotel and headed East. No tourguide, no map, no escort, no helpful guidebooks, just Foxy and my GPS enabled iPhone to find my way back to the hotel at the end of the day.
I stopped at a mall and tried a pizza in a cone. What a great idea. Next up was a quick ride on the subway and then some people photos on the street.
My walk ended at the Taipei 101 tower, the defining symbol of modern Taiwan:
Walking the streets of Taipei is fun and the stuff you’ll see is probably far from anything you’re used to. At a 7-11 pit stop, I spotted a strange can of peanut soup. I decided to leave the can for someone else to enjoy and instead bought some drinks to take back to my hotel along with an ice cream bar.