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Walking the Streets of Taiwan to Taipei 101

Written By: FOXY on August 1, 2010 5 Comments

Taipei street sceneExploring 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:

Taipei 101 Tower inside Taipei 101 Taipei 101

Peanut SoupTaipei DrinksWalking 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.

FOXY

Travel Fox LogoP.s. There is a brand in Taiwan, called Travel Fox. I would have bought an entire wardrobe of their stuff if anything would have fit. Oh well, their logo sure is cool.

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5 Responses to “Walking the Streets of Taiwan to Taipei 101”

  1. Helen McHargue says on: 24 August 2010 at 11:34 am

    Pizza in a cone is an interesting idea. Looks like the pizza was just folded into a cone shape?
    I had Ghanian neighbors once who always had a delicious pureed, smooth peanut soup on the stove. This stuff in the can looks strange as the peanuts would be soggy. What is the strangest thing you’ve eaten so far? What is the strangest thing you’ve seen but wouldn’t-in-a-million years attempt to eat? What is the best new food you’ve incorporated into your
    travel diet?

    • FOXY says on: 5 September 2010 at 1:18 pm

      The strangest thing I’ve eaten? I’m not really sure. At times I have to order by pointing at pictures and haven’t a clue what I’m eating. Sometimes it gets me into trouble but I’l never know what it is that I ate! :) For travel foods, it depends on the local availability. While in the Philippines I always buy Milo packets (like ovaltine) and dump them in a water bottle for the added vitamins.

  2. Dad says on: 24 August 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Too bad the Travel Fox gear didn’t fit. The name sure fits in with all that you’re doing. I really like the photo of you and the Taipei 101 tower. Did that pizza in a cone taste as good as it looks?

    • FOXY says on: 5 September 2010 at 1:13 pm

      The cone pizza was good but not great. I’d much rather eat a “real deal” CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) or Papa Johns pie any day.

  3. Tom says on: 15 January 2011 at 1:35 am

    Very interesting post I enjoy your website keep up the amazing posts.

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