Here are some bits and pieces of my Taiwan trip since I haven't really decided how to "travelogue" it. :P
#1 Be a map expert. I remember before I used to be so useless with maps, haha!! But since I had to rely on myself on this trip, I made sure to really focus on the directions and be extra attentive to my surroundings. Specially during my arrival since we landed Taiwan at around 1AM in the morning. And I opted not to take the taxi from the airport to the city since it'd cost me an arm and a leg. LOL!!! It'd been easier if all the people speak English but even if I took some Mandarin lessons months ago, I never really get to practice the language and can only speak the useful phrases. And get this, when people would speak to me in long and fast Mandarin, I give up on trying to understand them and would just reply with a very simple, "wo bu zhi dao" which means I don't know. Classic!! Hahaha!!!
#2 Buy silly stuffs in night markets. :P I'm so guilty at this, I remember I also did the same thing when I was in Bangkok. I wasn't satisfied with my night shopping though coz most of the stuffs they sell when I was there were winter clothing. :( I wasn't even able to find a miniature Taipei 101 building for my personal souvenir. But tell me how cute are these sunnies? Haha!! It screams Lady Gaga in her video Paparazzi. :P
#3 Look the part. Hahaha!! My face is so Asian that most of the countries I've visited to often mistake me for a local (even my Japanese students tell me I look Japanese (????), so this time I opted for a Korean look. Why? Because there were a lot of Korean tourists during my stay in Taipei. They're omnipresent!! Why??? :P
Actually, I was just goofin' around with the camera in the above photos after resting from a tiresome temple visit and just thought of sharing them here. LOL! Don't take my tips seriously. :)) Until the next proper blogging! ;-)