Taipei Travel Blog› entry 26 of 31 › view all entries
After a full day of sightseeing Saturday, we figured we would continue and see what else we could see in Taipei before the rain came. We got up early and decided to check out the Museum of Fine Art as there was a Picasso exhibit. Turns out it was ending this week so we decided to make that our first stop and go from there. Sadly, no photos in the museum but it was a neat exhibit. We walked the whole museum and of course had to buy a few books since we couldn't take pics inside. I will try to get a couple photos of the crazy stuff we saw - there were some very interesting exhibits on the other floors for a country that is known as being somewhat conservative when it involves sex and nudity.
Afterwards, we checked out the historic storybook house next door...another place we couldn't take pictures inside. The exhibit was about a Taiwanese dance troupe that lost their place to practice in a fire. It was an interesting little place and will check out future exhibits as they are announced.
Next we headed to the Confucious Temple and wandered around a bit, until the rain came...it poured, and poured, and well, poured some more. Massive lightning and thunder. We hid under the covered areas with everyone else until the rain at least lessened some. We ran into some Taiwanese school kids on a tour who wanted to talk to us...too funny! They asked where we were from and when Brett said from the US, she stuck her hand out and said nice to meet you.
After we left, the rain pretty much stopped and we saw the temple next door (sadly, I forget the name but will ask Brett later on). We also went to the more traditional Buddist temple across the street but I did not feel comfortable going in too far since it was busy and we were just playing tourist.
By this time, it was miserably hot so we took a cab over to a different part of town to eat at Yuma Grill where we plan to have the meet up later this month. The food was good and the margaritas strong. A margarita in the middle of a miserably hot day was not the best idea and after a little more walking around we hopped in a cab and came home to relax. We ended up spending the evening at home watching movies which was a great way to relax after a long weekend of sightseeing. :-)