Taipei was such a breath of fresh air. How often does the hotel give you a breakfast to go when you have an early departure? Never, at least not in my experience. The kindness of people didn’t stop at the hotel, it extended everywhere, even the taxi drivers were nice. Add to that great food, nice temples, good public transportation and the result is a very positive experience. I don’t know if it was luck, but I was impressed. We had one full day in Taipei, and as usual, our day was filled with plenty of activities: Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall, Taipei 101, Longshan temple, Maokong Gondola, Shilin night market and Moon Bridge in DaHu park.
In addition to all the places we’ve seen, we managed to fit four meals in our day in Taipei: two breakfasts (one of which was DTF, the birth place of xiao long bao – sooo good!), one lunch (hot pot with fresh seafood, and by fresh I mean still moving) and one dinner (all kind of deep-fried and grilled goodness at the night market).