Tastes AND Sights of Taipei

January 4, 2017

After a good night’s sleep, students headed out to catch the MRT to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial which was built in 1981. Chiang Kai-Shek is actually buried in the countryside, but there is a statue at this citizen center. A further ride on the MRT ended up at the university for cultural and language learning.

Language learners were split between beginning who practiced bargaining techniques and advanced who went through a shopping lesson. After lunch on campus, the group make stamps which they printed on bags. The coming Chinese year will be the year of the rooster, so they traced pictures of roosters, carved them onto a special board, painted it and stamped the bags.

After this day of culture, the group went straight to Taipei 101, a landmark skyscraper which, with its 101 floors, was the tallest building in the world from 2004 – 2011. It also has 64 elevators and 7 wind dampers which are used to counteract strong winds.

Wrapping up the day was a dinner of dumplings!