We landed in Taipei, Taiwan and we only have these 24 hours to see and do as much as possible here! Before we land in Bali we decided to stop at Taiwan for a little sightseeing. We arrived around 9 and met our driver to take us to some popular attractions. Taipei definitely is different than Okinawa, Japan. There are tall buildings everywhere housing their population of 2.7 million. Transportation is different as they drive on the right side and their cars are around the medium/large side.
Everything happened so fast. It really was an experience to see a new way of the uninterrupted liveliness of the city.
The first thing we went to is the National Palace Museum. Why go to a museum? Cause I can, and also to see some beautiful and ancient art and history. The next place we went is Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world. It serves as an office/mall/shopping center. Absolutely beautiful. Breathtaking view. I recommend that this is a place you should not miss if you ever go to Taipei.
We went to this tiny village with some cute booths of sellers and artists, I decided to get a caricature of myself
And of course, we went to the night market. I’ve never been as close and crowded with strangers in my life, except maybe a concert. It was just shops and shops galore. Food vendors and trucks left and right. There was a bunch of knock-off brands too. My legs hurt so much at the end of the day.
Landed in Malaysia for the time being.
Now in Bali, Indonesia!!! I’m so tired and it’s about 4 in the morning. I’ll see you in the next post!
Today I went to Hacksaw Ridge. Last time I was in Okinawa my Dad made me watch the movie yet we didn’t get to go visit the actual place. So on Memorial Day, we visited two monuments, Hacksaw Ridge and Sugar Slope. Each place had such a beautiful view of Okinawa and the plant life. The amount of green you can see was just so vibrant and fulfilling. Later that day we went to Kokusai street which is a really popular shopping area and market. Last time I went there, I was extremely hot. I was in Japan during July, around the time the heat is terrible. This time was a lot better since it was night time in June. But of course, it’s always humid. I think I’ll go back there towards the end of the month so I can buy boxes of cakes and cookies to take back home for my family and friends.
Beth and I went to the beach! Finally! I’ve been wanting to go so bad since like the start of the summer. I love the beach! The beaches in Okinawa have very rough and harsh and full of broken shells and seaweed so I would recommend buying water shoes to wear in the water. Also, there are really poisonous fishes inside shells, so when you step on it their back the stinger will reach and poke you. So wear water shoes! We did snorkeling which was kind of wear at first because you had to breath through your mouth into the tube.
I had a great time at the beach, I also didn’t get sunburned! 🙂