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A girl living in Tampa Bay for the last 11 years. I mostly fill my time with friends, creative hobbies like community theater and arts and crafts, movies and tv, and other random fun things to try.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taiwan Trip: Part 1

First day in Taiwan. Had breakfast at an authentic Chinese place. Deep fried dough broken up into a bowl with vinegar and soy milk (it curdles up to be like liquid tofu), deep fried dough sandwich, and a steamed cabbage bun. A little salty but nice.

Went to the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall (AKA Freedom Plaza) and found the military band and rifle and saber drill teams practicing on the grounds. Pretty cool. I posted a video on YouTube ( The building behind is a concert hall.

Inside the memorial hall was an exhibit on the general, which included what Eric calls the Shek-mobile. It's a Cadillac, which amused me. The other exhibit was Chinese calligraphy, which for obvious reasons was pretty much lost on me.

Lunch was at a Japanese-Italian fusion place. We had a curry-risotto dish with bacon. It was strange but good. The afternoon tea at a place called (yep) Afternoon Tea. Chestnut cake was interesting.

I had managed to avoid jet lag this morning since we got here in the evening and I slept through the night. Here's hoping the 3+ hour nap I took this afternoon/evening doesn't set me back too much. Had Peking duck and some local liquor for dinner. Eric's dad brought out a bottle that was made in 1992. Eric doesn't care for the liquor particularly, but it reminded me of feni. It's made of sorghum.

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Blogger A Place to be Me said...

Sounds like fun!

May 20, 2011 at 6:59 AM  

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