Another trip to Taiwan for Pixim Inc..
This time I had a couple of evenings free (got my daily trip reports done early)and took the opportunity to do a little exploring.
The first evening, my colleague from our Hong Kong office, Alfred Chou and I were hosted by our partners, Sam Huang and John Sheng, at GE-Kampro for dim sum at the original Din Tai Fung restaurant. The New York Times once listed it as one of the top-ten restaurants in the world.
After dinner John and Sam took Alfred and I out for some of Taiwan's famous frozen fruit dessert. Talk about delicious! They mix shaved ice, fresh fruit, and cream then serve it piled high enough for 2 or 3.
After dinner and dessert, John took Alfred and I to the tallest (completed) building in the world, Taiwan's Taipei 101 Building. I say tallest "completed" because in Dubai, Saudia Arabia, they are building what will soon be the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai.
The following night, I also had a chance to go out. This time on my own. Using the local bus system and then metro to get to Shilin Night Market. This is a shopper's paradise. Lots of street food (not for me thank you) and tons of name brand clothes (and plenty of knock offs) just like you would see in Hong Kong. It was incredibly crowded (a bit unnerving with my claustrophobia), but I managed to spend 3 hours wondering around. I even picked up a couple of nice knock-off golf sweater vests for only NT$250 (US$7.50).
Below are links to my pics of Taipei 101, the Shinlin Night Market, and a really cool
video clip (courtesy of YouTube) about Taiwan.
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