The wind was trying to freeze my will to continue with my journey that day. I can barely feel my hands as I try to shove them inside my pocket alternately as I try to smoke a stick to warm my self pathetically.
They say there is safety in numbers, specially when you are travelling as a group. But then again safety is relative to whatever situation, location and some other factor it is always a variable when traveling.
Finally! hahaha yes I found the time and the will to pull this video together after how many months of it just lying around somewhere in my portable hard drive.
This part includes check-in, take off,
After being a victim of my own stupidity as I may have accidentally left my wallet in the train station or (some say) a pick pocket victimized me, I really don't know but safety really depends on us so
Hailed as Taiwan's biggest outdoor night market, one can easily get lost here at Shilin Nighmarket and it was fun to get lost here!
I started my exploration as I alight from the Jiantan station (劍潭)
Long before the Chinese migration and the Japanese colonization of the island, Taiwan was first inhabited by Austronesian immigrants who traveled the seas of southeast Asia and discovered Taiwan formerly
Early during this century the Taiwan government opened a public hot springs resort in Beitou. The entrance fee is affordable about NT$40 for the general public to enjoy this gift of nature.
On it's opening
During the Japanese occupation one of the best things that they gave to Taiwan (in my opinion) is the Hot Springs culture that a lot of people enjoy now-a-days. Through time Taiwan's adapted to this culture
It is the hottest part of Beitou (北投) that you can access, some call it Sulfur Valley, Hell Valley but it is much more popularly and is officially called as Beitou Thermal Valley (北投 地热谷).
Lung Nai Tang is Taipei's first and probably the only remaining Japanese style public bath in Beitou. When Japan occupied the island they also imparted to the people their Onsen culture but of course
I was alone on a subway in this unfamiliar land but it felt so comfortable as if I have been living in it for quite sometime. I alighted at Taipei City Hall Station and looked for a public phone, my mobile