Zhinan Temple Trail

Zhinan Temple Trail

This week is Shida’s [師大] semester break, so today I decided to walk the Zhinan Temple Trail [指南宮步道] in Maokong [貓空] before heading to work. The trail is easily accessible by taking either the Maokong Gondola or a bus.

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There’s a bug in my food

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I went to Maokong [貓空] yesterday after work for a late lunch. I went with a couple classmates and their Taiwanese friends. We left the ordering to our Taiwanese friends, during which time I was only half-paying attention to everything they said to our server. So when the food came weren’t we all stunned to find this lovely plate of deep fried bugs. They seemed pretty tasteless outside of the slight spice that was added to them. I never expected anything like this in Taiwan… I thought I had to go to Southeast Asia for such a dish.
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Holidays part V – Taipei 101 from Mao Kong

The evening of 12/31/06 was spent at Mao Kong in anticipation of Taipei 101’s fireworks. The view from where we were was great and not very crowded.

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Taipei Zoo

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Sunday was the perfect day to go to the zoo. The day started off hot, but after a very brief light rain in the afternoon the weather was very tolerable. I didn’t know such a trip would be so inexpensive. Admission was only $30 NT with my student ID. I spent more money on ice cream than I did admission.

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