Near Taichung Station don’t miss: Táizhōng Park.
This is where the city was born and you can still see typical old house/temple.
Bus lines stop right in front the entrance (located at 1km north of the train station).
First, you have to know, there’s very few beaches near Taichung, and there’s not easy to access (no bus, you have to search for it by car, during more than one hour from Taichung City).
Second, Daan’s Beach has been closed to public during 8 years, due to toxic reject in the sea (yeah, awesome…), and has been reopened recently. Hence, there’s no way you can find some hot spot around; the few building here are disused.
It actually looks like a ghost beach.
A grey sad ghost beach.
The water is way too warm and you can walk from 500km from the shore, the grey fine sand, it’s always very windy and you catch all this sand in the face.
There are some small grey crabs, but not nasty, they hide in the sand’s small holes.
Yizhong Street is a bunch of narrow streets full of small shops.
Do not search for quality here, just useless stuff, trinkets odd and ends (that sort of things), chintzy clothes, accesories, cheap electronic stuff, street foods and drinks, and other things that I even don’t know the use (or if there’s any use)…
You can go there until late night, just avoid the weekend, too crowded.
This is not fahsion blog, but you must know that fashion here in Taiwan is somehow… quaint.
All is stamped with kitsch florals and fashy childish prints, and above of it, badly crafted made clothes. Look both has-been and boorish.
The Fashion has here a je ne sais quoi de tragicomic.
There’s some shops that only sell blatant fake eyelash, fake gaudy coloured contact lenses… They’ve just so lost me.
Here a “Gothic Lolita” store… Funny to look.
There’s too, Chung Yo, very near. It’s a mall with all European expensive brands, I didn’t like so much, it’s all about prentending and overcosumption.
Seems there’s a big library at the top (10th floor), but I haven’t found something special in it: it’s mostly boring, plain, useless books. You won’t have any change to find a great awesome book there!
This mall (like all the other), just worth for the air conditioner.
NB: people, just come here with a lot of clothes.
One thing I know about universities in Taiwan, is that they’re really awesome!
You can check more universities here (infos, pictures and programs).
Pity it’s just a society of facade, and appearances more important than the quality in education.
Taking pictures was really hard due to the heat here, it’s just crazy; 5 minutes outside and you’re sweating like hell!
Picture from Paris CDG airport.
Landing in Taipei !
Finally arriving in Taïwan after 13H30 flying !
I had to arrive 3H before departure in Paris, but as Paris is not my hometown, I had to take the train in Lyon to arrive on time at the airport.
The travel lasted around 20 hours! And Yes, it was exhausting!
Daxi Old Street (was damn warm and crowded).
Zhongzheng Memorial Park, in Taipei.