A&E on the World Heritage Train East 2009 travel blog

My hostel way up high in the left-hand building

View from my hostel over Taipei Central Station

Zhishan Park

Chen Yuan Kwang Temple, Zhishan

Chen Yuan Kwang Temple, Zhishan

Confucius Temple, Taipei

Confucius Temple, Taipei

Bao-An Temple, Taipei

Offerings at Bao-An Temple, Taipei

Not sure what these guys were doing...

Musical support for dancing figures

Chiang-Kai-Shek's Mausoleum

Today was my last full day in Taiwan, and in practice my last day on this trip, as all of tomorrow and the day after will be taken up travelling, first back to Korea, then home. So I spent an enjoyable (and dry!) day wandering around Taipei: temples, museums, parks, some shopping, and just generally appreciating the place. I saw this awesome Tai Chi Master teaching a class by the Confucius Temple, and there was much firecrackers, discordant music and strange goings on at both the Bao-An Temple and the City God Temple. And I had to have my temperature taken and OK'd before they would let me into the Art Museum! It also turns out that there's a rock club in the basement of my building. Maybe if I'd found out earlier, maybe if it was five years ago, but after being on my feet on city streets all day I will almost certainly give it a miss. Getting old!

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