My first impression coming into Taipei was that it was just like SimCity! I'm sure all big cities in the world are like that, towers and apartments and construction and half-finished roads and tiny-looking cars, but the drive from Taoyuan Airport was particularly mesmerising as there was a lot of infrastructure being built. Of course I forgot to take any pictures because I was so busy rubbernecking at people driving on the wrong side of the road and all the freaking scooters. Have some
Obligatory Taipei 101 lit up shot.
We actually didn't go to the top because we are all cheapskates and the view from our hotel was pretty good anyway, so we all went to the mall at the bottom (full of designer stores) and a huge enormous bookstore down the road.
Oh and I forgot to mention in my last post...there were these awesome Swatch watches in Duty Free. Anyone remember the hypnotising glasses you used to be able to cut out from old comics/serials? The one on the left of it is pretty awesome too.
|On the right - actually looks a bit like a foetus with a knot in the umbilical cord, right?|