Sunday, May 9, 2010
Most of my trip to Taiwan was visiting Taipei, located on the north end of the island. Below is Taipei 101, it was the tallest building from 2004 through 2010.The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is now the tallest, they kind of crushed this one. Taipei is a really good mix of old and new, some parts of the city are really modern, where other parts seem to be stuck in time. The city has a very nice mass transit system that can take you anywhere in city limits to anywhere in the country. Below is a subway train.And here is Taipei Main Station, this station has trains that travel all over the country as well as the high speed rail.And then not to far from the train station is this old temple.Taipei is also full of good, strange foods, often served of food markets...Here I am enjoying something wrapped in scrambled egg.And here is famous Taipei stinky tofu with cabbage.The shop above is on the south side of Taipei, the tofu does smell really bad. The guy below is making noodles, old-school-style.Below is Sun Yat-Se Memorial Hall. He is the guy who founded Taiwan.Here is Sun Yat-Se, sitting much like Lincoln is his memorial.It's a really amazing building.