Friday, October 17, 2008

October 4th

Today we've been to Mujha Zoo, a beautiful and big zoo in Taipei. It's so big that it's hard to see everything in one day
Here we can see the aborigional people from Taiwan ;) :P :D:

On these pictures you can see clear that this zoo is very big. Most of the animals have a lot of space to walk around. At the end of the day we couldn't feel our feet anymore, because we walked so much..

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

September 30th

Today I went to school with Amber.

I joined her all day long and it was very interesting to learn some Chinese. Amber's classmates loved me, too, and I felt like a real moviestar. They kept on touching me and they loved the sound I make.
In the evening I felt very hungry and we went out for dinner. The owners of the noodles shop we went to know Andrea and Amber well. They often have dinner here, because the noodles taste delicious and there is free ice cream for dessert.
It was difficult to make a choice, but I ordered "lemon chicken noodles" with clams

I loved it and finished it all. This day at school made me hungry and sleepy... It was already dark when we walked back home and this is a picture of Nankan by night


The next day I joined Andrea on a sightseeing tour through Nankan. Our first stop was the traditional market. It was very crowded and the smell wasn't very nice. Andrea told me that it smelled like "stinky tofu". Most of the Taiwanese people love this snack, but the smell is very bad, like rotten fish or even worse
I saw so many motorcycles. People don't like to ride a bike in Taiwan, they prefer to ride a motorcycle. People drive pretty dangerous on these motorcycles, so you have to keep your eyes wide open all the time.

Here are some pictures of the old part of Nankan. The street is narrow and there is always a lot of traffic.. Image all the motorcyclists on this road, the fact that there are no sidewalks, and the fact that people in cars drive like maniacs, too, and you get a good idea of this part of Nankan...LOL

We also passed a small temple. Temples can be found everywhere in Taiwan and some of them are beautiful.

We kept on walking and crossed this river. There wasn't that much water in it now, but that changes fast on rainy days. You can see the community where Andrea lived before on the right and the place where she lives now in the background. The blue "castle" in the background is the Tai Mall, the local shopping mall.

It was such a nice day for a walk...

We also went to another local market where Andrea usually buys fruit. The owner of the shop was surprise to see another kind of Kiwi :). The fruit in Taiwan is delicious and many kind of fruits are cultivated in Taiwan. Here I am sitting on top of some dragon fruit, a local fruit.

This picture shows a bit more of the market, but it was still early and most of the shops won't open until late in the afternoon

That's it for now. I'll send you another message soon.
A big hug from Kiwi :D :D