I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but my lovely co-blogger Jen has been pretty active in keeping this blog alive. Let’s just say I’ve been pretty busy on exchange with all that “studying” gna’ mean. Continuing on with my exchange adventures, after my first trip to Malaysia, I went to Taipei for my spring break to visit my best friend. We’ve been childhood best friends since I was a babe (still a babe…just sayin’) and if you guys don’t know her she’s pretty famous…PRESS HERE FOR MY SHAMELESS PLUG, SHE ACTUALLY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW I PUT HER HERE.
Singapore to Taipei plane tickets are decently priced, my tickets were around $350 off of Tigerair, but if you keep your eyes out there are better deals I was just a little last minute buying my tickets, but come on $350 is not that bad for a round trip.
Sophie (that famous girl I shamelessly plugged in) lives in the middle of the city and just a 20 minutes walk from Taipei 101. My first meal there, besides the bubble tea Sophie gave me at the airport, was at this lovely little shop that brews mutton soup.
The mixian was a bit oily, but not overwhelmingly oily. Yes, it tasted a little unhealthy but it also tasted so good, so in this case Amazing Mixian > Health (Disclaimer: I am not advocating this, but the math works out right).
Now the greens. This veggie is called morning glory(ous). Hands down my favourite vegetable. Could eat it all day, except that one time I choked on it and had to physically pull that long string-like veggie out of my mouth.
As Sophie lives close to Taipei 101, we walked off our lunch by walking there. To be honest, Taipei is a great city but the skyline is no Shanghai or Singapore. This is due to the fact that Taipei experiences earthquakes on a regular basis and thus would not be able to sustain tall buildings. Taipei 101 was built with a design to mitigate the shock of the earthquake. All I know is that there is a ball in the middle that I believe moves around to balance the building when there’s an earthquake (I might have also misunderstood that video I watched on Taipei 101 and just misinformed my dear readers).
This place is known for it’s fried chicken. The line is massive, which is also a sign that this place is popular and thus must be good. When in doubt, line up where the line is the longest. They sprinkle spices onto the chicken afterwards, but something about their spice is a little salty for my liking, but they are still amazing.
…and of course I found the shop that sells male private part waffles.
This concludes, my first pound or pounds that I gained in Taipei…stay tuned for my next post as you see me expand in size over the course of a week in Taipei.