|not every day is a movie set, but we did come across a lot of them in Taipei!|
We have both been to Taipei before and I love the city - it offers everything that a large Japanese or Korean city does and more, at prices that are almost South East Asia low (except for accommodation - apparently Taipei has some of the priciest property in the region, right up there with Hong Kong).
I was so keen to soak in the hot springs of Beitou, to hike all over Yangmingshan National Park, which is just an hours' bus ride outside the city. To go for long runs at the river side trail.
At 32 degrees and 80 % humidity, followed by slightly cooler days with heavy rain, it somehow just didn't happen.
|stumbling across a historical regeneration project with street art|
Today, I woke up with a stomach ache, cancelled a meet up with an old friend (we met last week and will meet again soon in Europe) and the walking tour we were supposed to go on. Today, I'm reading my uni books, nursing cups of herbal tea and reading all the travel blogs. I've been to Taiwan before and I'll be visiting Taiwan again, but apparently I need a break (or maybe I am just hungover from an amazing 6 weeks in Japan?).
Our next stop is Tainan, the historical capital of the country and my favourite place on my last Taiwan trip. I hope it'll manage to get me out of this "slump". But if not? That's ok, too.