Sunday, June 29, 2008
Frogs Lay Eggs
for the first meal of the day, we had dan beng and milk tea.
we went to visit the memorial of the Taiwanese revolution. there were guards there that were like those british ones that aren't allowed to move. it was so hot he was sweating so much that his whole uniform was soaked. it was even dripping from his pant leg...so gross!
here's a picture of the memorial from the entrance.
my cousin trying to open the door.
here's the inside view of the gate
one of the smaller memorial buildings on the side.
chinese people love lions
the inside building
those doors were huge! I coudn't open it.
the shrine dedicated to those who lost their lives during the revolution
intricate detail on the ceiling
every hour on the hour, they do this march formation and walk up the courtyard
after we checked out that memorial, we paid a visit to the biggest ferris wheel ever to be built on top of a building.
it was on the 5th floor of a shopping mall
a picture of the car
it's air conditioned inside! first time i've been in an air conditioned ferris wheel.
we can see the 101 building from the ferris wheel.
we also went to check out the National Palace Museum where they have a lot of artifacts "taken back" from China. In other words, it was when China was going to destroy everything with artistic value because of communism, but Taiwan took it before they could do so. Now it is preserved in this museum in Taipei. I couldn't take any pictures while inside the museum, but if you are interested, you can visit their website and view some of their collection.
after we finished with the muesum, it was pouring rain again!
so we stayed at the museum and had some tea and cake until the rain died down.
then we went street shopping.
and we ate street food.
taiwanese street food... hard to explain.
we ate under this big tent thing with lots of tables and stools.
onion beng with egg
sausage with rice "bun"
steamed pork blood on a stick
crispy chicken, tempura, and fried pork blood
here's the drink i had.. it's called frogs lay eggs.
later on that night, we went to get dessert and we got barley tofu flower soup, its very refreshing since it was ice cold.
we ate at one of those booths
so tired.. i'm going to sleep now. bye....