#Temple in #Taipei. The #cultural difference between temples mainland #China and #Taiwan was interesting. Taiwan had more varieties of blue, a lot more incorporation of ocean symbolism, and a lot of practicing believers in there praying. In China you have some believers pray, but it’s more like ‘while I’m here.’ In Taiwan the feel is that they normally come, and this is daily life.
Either way, the temples are gorgeous!
#Motorbikes, motorbikes go so slow. . . 🎤 Motorbikes, motorbikes go so fast . . . Motorbikes, motorbikes put on the gas!🎹
We used to sing that when I was a kid like Ring Around the Rosie. 😂
#Bibimbap is just YUM! One of my favorite meals!!
Celebrations abound! Festive palm tree in Taipei
When you run into #desserts that you’re just not sure about. . . . 🤔 😛 And then you actually try and are like, ‘Just say no to dessert!’
I’m just saying, I never meet a dessert I won’t eat and I left BOTH of these on the table. Still not sure about the second, but the first was #greentea jello with red beans and lychee fruit. 😮
Would y’all try it?!?
Falling petals Art in the Taoyuan Airport in #Taipei. Very pretty!
We climbed Elephant Mountain 😵 💀 I stopped counting after 400 stairs – I have since died of stair death. 👻 I am just a ghost now. . . . But seriously! 👍🏔 It was the nicest time I’ve had in a while. We didn’t get there until after 6 and it was already way dark. I was worried it would be full of drunks / creeps / make-out sessions. It wasn’t! We kept running into the nicest people! Everyone was encouraging each other. Ran into a group of about 15 #Indonesia students there for someone’s birthday. Then a group of #Korean boys. Then some westerners. A #Chinese girl who was posing for a billion pictures with the help of a #Philippine boy who was great about trying different shots and so patient. Then a sweet #Philippine boy walked us down – he’s just finished a contract in Japan. Everyone was just telling each other ‘you can do it! You’re almost there!’ This is what ‘coming together’ and ‘community’ should look like. ❤️❤️ Made me fall in love with humanity again.
#Coffee and a Mint #Chocolate Frappe in #Taipei! Checking out #MrBrown Coffee shop on my first Visit to #Taiwan. So far, the weather is lovely and the view charming! ❤️