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Taipei MRT subway system ... cheap, clean and efficient! :-)
In contrast to this blog entry's title:

This morning started with the ultimate worst case scenario!!! Aaargh!
As we got back to the hotel late last night and as we didn't have specific plans to go somewhere special today, we didn't wanna get up so early.
When we finally went down to the hotel bar a few minutes after 10am to have breakfast, we heard the shocking news: "Sorry, breakfast only from 7 to 10 am!"
Whaaaat? Breakfast only until 10am?! How dare they! The fact that there weren't any coffee shops or restaurants near the hotel didn't improve this empty-stomach situation. After having a coffee and a snack in a coffee shop near Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT station the situation eased off.

Ok, today is the last day of our 3D2N trip to Taipei. So on today's schedule, just some casual sightseeing and shopping!
First stop is the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
It's close to a MRT station, so it's very easy to get there. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was a big Chinese revolutionary and political leader. The huge memorial hall features a large statue of Doc Yat-Sen, sitting on a chair, just like Abe Lincoln in Washington D.C.
There are always two honor guards standing in front of the statue, who are replaced every hour. The change of guards is a big spectacle, lots of people watching and taking pictures.
The whole memorial hall area was full of people, and there was some sort of market there, and also a stage where various dance groups performed. Quite nice and interesting place to hang out for a while, in contrast to some other memorial places.

We spent the rest of the afternoon in bustling Ximen area to do some shopping and get a nice late lunch, before setting out on the journey back to Hong Kong.

Wow! This trip was over way too fast! We visited so many nice places... I really liked it here and I will definetely keep some good memories.
Thanks Little Alien for being such a wonderful and patient guide! :-)

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Taipei MRT subway system ... cheap…
Taipei MRT subway system ... chea…
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
Kids playing with their scale mode…
Kids playing with their scale mod…
For some reason, there were a lot …
For some reason, there were a lot…
Oh! Kitty is taller than Taipei 10…
Oh! Kitty is taller than Taipei 1…
Poor 101, he must be very lonely w…
Poor 101, he must be very lonely …
Market near Sun Yat-Sen Memorial H…
Market near Sun Yat-Sen Memorial …
Market near Sun Yat-Sen Memorial H…
Market near Sun Yat-Sen Memorial …
Market in front of Sun Yat-Sen Mem…
Market in front of Sun Yat-Sen Me…
Honor Guard shift
Honor Guard shift
Honor Guard shift
Honor Guard shift
Honor Guard shift
Honor Guard shift
Doc Sun Yat-Sen sitting in his ext…
Doc Sun Yat-Sen sitting in his ex…
Some nice girls performed dances
Some nice girls performed dances
Bubbles!
Bubbles!
In Ximen shopping district
In Ximen shopping district
In Ximen shopping district
In Ximen shopping district
Aargh! An Alien! @.@ They are amon…
Aargh! An Alien! @.@ They are amo…
Very hot girls were rocking the pl…
Very hot girls were rocking the p…
Sigh... Im in love with this hot …
Sigh... I'm in love with this hot…
Kitty!!! What are you doing?!
Kitty!!! What are you doing?!
Wow... what a cool breakdance show!
Wow... what a cool breakdance show!
Hmmm... maybe I SHOULD buy a Samsu…
Hmmm... maybe I SHOULD buy a Sams…
Some more street performers
Some more street performers
Pedestrian area in Ximen
Pedestrian area in Ximen
Ambience Hotel Bar
Ambience Hotel Bar
Ambience Hotel Bar
Ambience Hotel Bar
Isnt this cute? :-)
Isn't this cute? :-)
Taipei
photo by: Deats