The illustrious Kevin and Zhou, who are on a ten-month trip around the world (read their blog HERE), came to Taipei to see me for a week. They got here on Tuesday, and we just dropped them off at the airport a few hours ago. Luckily for me, my usual 7-9pm classes were canceled for the week due to their Chinese tests, so I had lots of time to spend with them.
Unfortunately, my studio is a bit small to fit three people, so they stayed at a hostel. Their hostel was called Taiwanmex, and from what I saw, it looked like a very nice and convenient place to stay for a good price. It was very close to the Zhongshan MRT on the red line, so they were able to get around the city rather easily.
While I worked during the day, they did touristy stuff like Taipei 101 and Longshan Temple, and we met up for good food at night. The rest of the time, we biked by the riverside for 15km (but to my thighs for a few days, it felt like 100km), went to Danshui, ate delicious food, went to the night market, played poker with the Taiwan Poker Tour, ate some more, played lots of spades, and ate and ate some more. Zhou really liked her bubble tea, and she had at least one a day while she was here.
Here is a list of the good food and restaurants for the past week:
- Din Tai Fung
- Shilin Night Market
- Beef Noodle Soup
- 辣中間Hot Pot
- KanPai Yakiniku BBQ (read: the next post)
- Cosi Cosi Gelataria Italiana (read: the next post)
- The Diner
It was a great week; the weather was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the company was delightful. I’m going to miss them very much, but I wish them the very best on the rest of their travels.