09.17 am – Woke up and took a loooooooong walk by myself around the hotel’s surrounding. Although I’m still physically here, I’ve already started missing Taipei so much!
Passed by the fresh brunch stall by the hotel.
Checked out the menu. Didn’t seem to find anything that interested me.
~aah~ the nearby Ximending on a Tuesday morning. Empty.
Ximending police station.
A huge billboard of Eason Chan by the entrance of Ximending.
Breakfast at McDonald’s crossed my mind as no fast food was consumed during the entire trip.
The streets being cleaned.
KFC occupying the upper floors.
One of the very few breakfast shops opened.
I had all the intention of the world to give this auntie some business but there were 2 problems. One, I cannot read Mandarin. Two, I cannot speak Mandarin. =(
It just didn’t cross my mind to check out Japanese food in Taiwan. Didn’t feel right I suppose.
Walk walk walk.
A free newspaper stand.
However, it is unlike theSun back in Malaysia as it was choke full of advertisements!
09.32 – And so after about 15 minutes of walking around Ximending, I finally settled on McDonald’s.
The dining area.
Hot pancakes, egg mcmuffin, hash brown and a cup of coffee for breakfast.
Actually, I didn’t notice this throw away area until I saw people taking their trays here after eating. I think that’s why we found the dining area of the 7 Eleven near our hotel barricaded from the 4th night onwards. (for not clearing up after ourselves)
Ximen station, the starting point of many of our journeys night and day.
10.14 am – Started packing. So sad!!!
Unused voucher during our trip up Taipei 101. Taiwan beer float didn’t sound that inviting.
Targeted places missed during this trip. Ningxia road night market.
Jinquashi gold mine that was closed when we arrived on Day 2.
Missed shopping for clothes in Wufenpu and Raohe night market.
Missed Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.
Missed Beitou Hot Springs + Hell Valley. Mannnn.. 6 days just ain’t enough!
Missed Primo night club. =(
Didn’t get the chance to experience Spark or Twiice too. Actually, we missed so much that when we come back for the 2nd time :twisted:, it’ll still be like a totally new experience!
Souveniers, souveniers. The glutinous rice balls and pineapple tarts were so good!!!!!! Totally heavenly!!
11.59 am – Went to Ximending for the second time after everyone woke up.
12.13 pm – Last minute souvenir shopping.
The complete collection of Angry Birds.
If you notice carefully, Geoffrey and Gabriel, both who are sitting down, are getting conned to buy super expensive pens to support the “so called girls who need the money for studying”. hehehehehehehe
12.16 pm – I just couldn’t help it.
Just had to have a bowl of Ay Chung flour rice noodles before leaving.
It’s just sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!
12.35 pm – At this point, we all splitted up to do our own exploring and last minute shopping.
Passed by an aiyu jelly shop.
Just couldn’t help it.
Zoomed in and out the mini lanes of Ximending, checking the products on display on both sides of the street.
A rather famous Taiwanese beef noodles shop.
Didn’t eat any as I was so damn full from ay chung. So damn.