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Finally in Taipei… looks like a whole new country~ Looking forward to shopping for clothing here LOL

Also, can’t believe this is a hotel.

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Don’t blame me, but I had some ramen tonight. I thought I was done photographing food… I guess not. I had some insides of fish in the afternoon alongside some peppered snails… there’s a first time for everything~

Still not used to Taiwanese streets…

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Can’t get used to not having a sidewalk…

I couldn’t help myself and grabbed a Shiseido pamphlet while night shopping. LOL

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This is going to be as close as it’s ever going to get. By the way, I’m not weird at all… I usually grab all printed materials from whatever I get to visit.

I think I have previously described Taiwan as a very unique mix of Japan, China with a dash of Hawaii. Now for the Jurassic Park fans, you’d know that the movie was partly shot in the island… and traveling through the southern part of Taiwan I’ve felt velociraptors are about to jump at me at any minute.

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Greetings from the southeastern part of Taiwan. We have just turned around an begun heading north once again. Today is our second day in Taitung — last night I was hot potted out once again and then headed out for the hot spring.

That’d be the time of your life.

Tonight’s spot in the county is this:

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and then we’re heading back up all the way to Taipei in the next few days.

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We’re in Kaohsiung, still heading south. The plan is to still head south and then head back up through eastern Taiwan all the way to Taipei.

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Hey, guys~ it’s nearly 9am in Peru time, nearly 10pm in Taiwan. Currently staying in Tainan… the longest we’ve stayed anywhere until now.

Visited three museums, including the History museum… the Fine Arts one (but that was another city) and some museum they’ve just setup, so we didn’t have to pay. Learned loads of stuff about Taiwan’s history with Mainland China, the Dutch occupation… and, of course, the Japanese occupation. Taiwan is a unique mixture of China and Japan, with a dash of Hawaii.

There’s loads of walking, and a lot of Taiwanese fearing us getting lost in the city, so we’ve gotten the reputation of the Peruvian tourists that can’t read Chinese. When we’re not walking, we’re eating ~ which is good to counter all the walking. I think I’ve literally drank my weight in bubble tea. Loads of milk tea, and I had some winter melon one today.

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Same with street food… there’s just no stomach enough to try everything at least once. Though, I did go to a proper hot pot place tonight and had some very spicy soup. Luck is mine since I didn’t carry a camera then…

When we’re ready for bed — like I am now — there’s loads of TV. Funny thing is that MTV Taiwan and V channel are swamped with Kpop. I’ve never seen so many performances from Music Bank and Inkigayo. Similar with Kdrama… loads of them on air, even though they’re dubbed. Jpop is minimum, though MTV did show some Kat-tun mv like five times on a day.

Anyway, it’s getting late and I have an early start again. Will have to gather thoughts at a later date. Expect posts on Korean Air, American suing culture, Taiwanese tv shopping, and more~~~

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Had a really REALLY early morning that started at 4am to watch the sunrise in Alishan. Now, I’ve never been a huge fan of sunrises and this time around… the sun refused to rise. I was met by a thick group of clouds…

Now we’re in Tainan, and finally staying for two days. My legs are killing me.

Found a super scary spider in here. There’s no way around it, I’m a total city person.

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It was a temple day today… and then we stopped in Changhua for that big Buddah~