A bit behind on my blogging, sorry about that, just running around so much and I don't have any energy to get on the computer. So I left off when we got back to Taipei on Wednesday...
We got back to Yushin's place and Matt was still feeling pretty sick so he went to bed. In Taipei, Wednesdays are Ladies Nights and ladies can get into most clubs for free and get a drink deal. So Jess, Yushin and I spruced up, threw on some cute dresses and headed out into the night. We decided to go to the newest cool club called Spark, which is below Taipei 101 and is usually super expensive. Since all the clubs close around 4/5 we headed over there around midnight. When we first got there it was pretty packed but no one was dancing. We got a voucher for all you can drink well drinks until 2am so Jess and I got a few. The scene was mostly local Taiwan kids, sprinkled with some VERY tall western girls and some goofy looking white guys. After a few drinks, everyone spilled out onto the dance floor and it was pretty fun. We danced until 3am and headed home.
On Thursday after sleeping in the next morning, we dragged Matt out of bed to go to a dumpling place. They had very odd duplings but they were sooooo tasty.My favorite were the kimchi and the pork dumplings.
After gorging ourselves with dumplings, we split off from Jess who was going to get her hair cut, and Yushin Matt and I headed to the National Palace Museums. The have some of the best national treasures from mainland China, and they never loan them out to other international museums, so the stuff there is pretty cool.
They had a few famous pieces in the museum, including a piece jade that was cut to look like a realistic cabbage. They took the advertizing a bit far with it though and made little crtoon characters of the cabbage, sort of like the mascot of the museum, it was pretty silly.
We still hadn't heard from Jess, so the three of us headed to a coffee shop nearby. That side of Taipei was really cute, reminded me of San Francisco, a lot of green and hills. We got some snacks and chilled at the coffee shop for awhile.
We finally met up with Jess, her hair looked awesome! We headed to the night market nearby and did some shopping. The thing about Night markets are that they are a bit overwhelming. There is so much stuff, a lot of it looks alike, and there are so many people. The usual reactions for me are spend way too much money and buy every, or buy nothing at all. It also doesn't help the fact that all the cute clothes would NEVER fit me. Night Market is a GREAT motivator to get in shape
At the end of night Matt was still feeling sick and Yushin was pretty sleep so they wanted to go back home, but Jess and I were still wide awake. The two of us went to a Japanese restaurant. We got some meat skewers, beer and sake. We chatted all night until the restaurant closed and kicked us out. We got some spicy noodle soup at 7 Eleven and went to bed.
I will write about the weekend a little later, got to go get some food right now and we might hit the hot springs one more time. Thanks for reading!!!