June 23, 2017 – The Eslite Spectrum Shopping Mall, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and Din Tai Fung Restaurant

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The View from Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

See more photos and videos of the “Changing of the Guards” here.

Wally and I explored The Eslite Spectrum shopping mall in Taipei City. Its displays professional Taiwanese handy-crafts and artistic items. It also offers many unique gifts including a “Mission Impossible Jenga” game which I quite liked.

In the afternoon, I visited the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. It is one of the most prominent historical landmarks in Taiwan and was opened in 1980 in honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China. I got a little lost getting there but made it just in time to see the changing of the guards which occurs every hour on the hour.

The two of us went to Din Tai Fung for dinner. The restaurant had amazing service and was quite fancy. They even put a velvet cover over my backpack on the chair next to me. Din Tai Fung was awarded one Michelin Star in 2009 at a Hong Kong location, and is extremely well known. We ordered several different dishes including a Shanghai tofu appetizer, a Taiwanese beef noodle soup, and two orders of chocolate xiao long bao for dessert (my favourite)!


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