Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Time Difference wakes me up early and I realise this town is a bit of a late snoozer, with most places not opening until 10-12ish. Not great for a caffeine craving scandi!

I head off to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall under the looming rain clouds, where I get targeted by one of their English speaking guides. He seems to think that talking to me is the best thing since Colour TV, and persuades me to stay and watch as they do the hourly guard swap. So I do, only to conclude that…

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First glance of Taiwan.

First glance of Taiwan.

Oh, it is difficult not to fall head over heels in love with Taiwan. With a rich cultural heritage, plenty of street food delights and a very humble population - this place is just darn liveable!

Here are some of the things I made notes on and appreciated a little bit extra during my 10 days on the green isle.

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