Day 2 ; 19th December 2012
Breakfast great start at the Hotel Eclat.
Loves the Smoked salmon and the simple breakfast choice here. Minimal choice but qualities food.
This is one of the yummy Benedict Egg sets, which we keeps request for it for the following few days breakfast we had there. Never gets tired of it. :pEspecially loves how they grills the mushroom. And the bacons is yummy too.
After Breakfast, and a short break, we started our proper first day venture out to the Taipei city. It was a bit drizzling and cold day. No clear skies, so we put off going to the Taipei 101 tower or the Maokong Hill. We instead walk all the way to the nearby places ( from Da an, all the way to near Zhongxiao area.
Weekday, but not the traffic is not that congested. Probably the road at these sections are wide.
Lots of motorbikes in Taipei. Easy mode of transport for the local.
Lots of Bicycle lanes. Good environmental friendly city.
payphone shot :p
we passed by this MOS Burger shop. Oh look, its operating 24 hours. And we forgot about it the next few days...lol !
After walking around the area, buying some stuffs, and it was almost lunch time. And so happens there is a McDonald here !
the bus stop outside nearby McDonald.
Not much different from Malaysia's McDonald. Just packaging in mostly chinese texts. And one thing about Taiwan's McDonald, they don't have Pork Burger ( we thought they would be the same like Hong Kong, but no, they don't have it ). And they don't have chili's packet too.... lol !
Eat everything with ketchup !
We decided to just venture about this part of the city, because it's near the Hello Kitty Sweet Cafe restaurant, which our Hotel Eclat's staff promptly helps us book the dinner on the same day.
This Hello Kitty couple, Black and White were displayed at one of the Sogo in this area. They have about three Sogo buildings in the same area ( one of which does not have children clothings , that you have to go to another building nearby )
This is a Hello Kitty apparels/accessories counters inside one of the Sogo Departmental Store.It's departmental store alrite, but they works differently than what a usual departmental store is, in Malaysia, Singapore or Hong Kong. On this particular departmental store, each tenants charges and collects payments for their own brand. So it means, you buy from one brand, you pay there before going to another brand. >.<
Lots of designs choices for the fashion here ( Hello Kitty ). Interesting.
Taiwan is a country with a huge following on Hello Kitty. So, its quite easy to see lots of merchandise with the brand on it.
This is one of the shop, on the underground tunnel that you heads towards one of the MRT station.
I had just bought a New Balance just for this Taiwan trip, so i didn't thought of buying any new pair of shoes.
Just love the many designs they have here.
This was in one of the departmental store sections... :D Quite expensive, as they were mostly Japan imported goods.
One of Sogo's identity, the Clock chimes with many figurines that moves when it reaches the specific hour. We were just sitting outside waiting for the time to go for the dinner.
One of the Hello Kitty Sweet outlet that sells Hello Kitty merchandise.
Lots of Hello Kitty merchandise, lovely and lots of choices.
While walking on the way to the restaurant, saw this Hello Kitty Jewelry shop. Didn't have time to go in to have a look.
Since we have made our booking, we got our table soon.More detailed write up about eating at this cafe here hello-kitty-sweet-cafe-taipei-taiwan
After dinner, we were already feeling rather tired, and so we walks all the way back to our hotel.The weather were cooling, sometimes very cold. So all those walking doesn't feel tired at all.