(Although I overslept a bit,) around 6:00 we went to the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall first, and joined a group doing Tai Chi (or 太極拳). After my friend tried it for a while, I also followed the practice the group was doing. When I was observing, it looked pretty easy but it was actually very hard to follow….
It was rather hard to follow their practice…
Following the morning exercise, we had a popular Taiwanese breakfast, yes Tofu porridge but at another shop recommended in the guidebook.
Compared to the Tofu porridges we tried on the last two days, this looked pretty milky, also tasted great 🙂
Lastly, we looked around Shida market (or 師大市場). Although we went there quite early, there were already many local residents shopping in the market.
shopping street, well crowded; lunch (only 50NT$!) nearby the hotel.
I stayed in Taipei for four days only but I was really touched by friendliness and kindness of local Taiwanese people. Wherever we went, there was someone stopping to speak and even kindly guide us in and around the city regardless of the language barrier. I found so many things which Japanese people should learn and possibly orient ourselves to, especially friendliness and behaviors in public transportation. As I really liked Taipei, I’m thinking to bring my mother for a trip together and show her around there this year-end.