last day in taipei
That headline sounds like a movie...
Watch the exciting adventures, experience the foot blisters, and roll on the floor laughing at the inept attempt at communication in a classic tale of travel gone wrong The Last Days in Taipei Starring..crazy sweaty blond American woman and her long suffering large bearded fellow adventurer.
Yesterday we took the MRT up to the Beitou hotsprings area. Now here is a quick thought. It is never a good idea to hike up a step incline to view a spring heated by underground volcanic activity when it is 90+ degrees and so humid it occasionally sprinkles but not enough to cool you down, no matter how pretty or soothing this hot sulfur smelling river may be. It is especially not a good idea to try your travel companions patience by wanting to find some Japanese style temple that is not clearly marked in order just to be underwhelmed and yelled at by the people inside. Damn J is a good sport. We were going to try a traditional hotspring, but that is a story to be told in person (hint...it involves disrobing and seeing parts of elderly Chinese people that we were just not fully prepared for along with the promise of no cooling shower after, there is only so much a girl can handle.)
Afterwords we went back to the Shilin Market area had a beer and some yummy bean curd to be followed by more noodles and then a bun filled with meaty goodness and home. Once again pictures to follow and possibly not sideways, but I aint promising nothin.
We leave at 10 pm so we are not sure what to do with our day, as we miscalculated the whole international dateline thing and had an extra day for which we did not plan.