This is a photo taken during sunset at Bali Wharf. How I got there, long story (but definitely an enjoyable one!). Click the button below to learn how things turned out on my first day in Taipei!
Happy to be reunited with my college classmate Fran! (Fran is currently studying medicine in Kaohsiung, just a two-hour train ride from Taipei.)
Our first stop was the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. It was original built as a public bathhouse in 1913 but was closed down because of lack of maintenance.
The museum is housed in a two-story wooden cabin, and totally looks awesome from the outside!
There was a huge mat laid out on the floor and we tried all sorts of crazy poses we could think of! But they're too embarrassing to post (think yoga poses gone wrong). Haha.
We saw these four-wheeled bicycles and the next thing we knew, we were already roaming around Bali Wharf in our bike….
and singing while at it! Maroon 5's Sugar, Taylor Swift's Love Story, Katy Perry's Roar, I think we sang more or less ten songs that day, and it was loads of fun!
We were incredibly lucky to have a wonderful view of the sunset.
Since night markets in Taipei close late, we still had time to visit our final stop -- Shilin Night Market. True enough, the place was bustling with people. We tried a few more street foods, like this fried mushrooms with spring onions, and the potatoes with cheese sauce, corn, and ham.
We were extremely exhausted afterwards and couldn't wait to go to bed. This had been such an amazing day to start off my Taipei trip! I wouldn't want it any other way. :)