Having not yet recovered from my fever at graduation, I wasn’t feeling up to visiting the old town at eight in the morning, but my friends did take some photos for us while two of my roommates and I stayed in the hotel and had some bonding time.
We caught up with the others at the MOCA Taipei—Museum of Contemporary Art. Not being a classy art connoisseur, I didn’t have as much appreciation of the art as some of my artist friends, but nevertheless I did enjoy it. While we were waiting for said art connoisseurs to finish perusing the gallery, we played slapping, splitting, and rock-paper-scissors games back in the lobby. The other visitors seemed amused and a few even talked to us, but we were soon kicked out by the museum staff. Yay for rule breaking.
Later that night we decided to visit Taipei 101, the second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa. I’ve been to both cities with the tallest buildings! We didn’t go all the way up though. We were tired and didn’t feel it was worth it as the surroundings weren’t that interesting, and I do so regret that. We didn’t bother with the ground floor either because it was just a bunch of high-end shops like Chanel and Gucci. But even just being there was fantastic; the surrounding buildings were quite nice to look at.
We ate dinner at Ding Tai Feng, which has the best xiao long baos (soup filled dumplings). There was a huuuuge line and it was extremely crowded. Somehow, we managed to get a table for nine. Despite my dislike of traditional Chinese food, Ding Tai Feng could make even me warm up to it.
We took the subway back to the hotel and had some bonding time. I got braided with a friend ^^
All photos are were taken by my lovely friends.