Life has been busy lately. Sean's quarter is ending and so is mine and we have both been cramming to get things done. But today we decided to put work and schedules and impending deadlines on the back burner and instead enjoy ourselves so we headed to Taipei with some friends to relish in the beautiful spring day.
In order to make the most of any Taipei outing, the first thing we do is find a mouthwatering restaurant. Usually when we visit Taipei, we search for non-local food. We get enough beef noodle soup and dumplings in Hsinchu. What we cannot get are rarities. Some of our favorites are Mexican, Italian or Middle Eastern joints. We chose to eat at Sababa. My taste buds are still not over the experience! Our four person table was overflowing with hummus, falafel, pita bread and delicious beef and chicken.
After stuffing ourselves, we always enjoy strolling around the city and exploring new neighborhoods and reveling in the vibe of Taipei, which is always friendly, fun, innocent and laid back.
We strolled past small shops selling orchids and soup and furniture. We strolled past temples and schools and even a Catholic church. We strolled to a beautiful park with lanterns and trees and streams and bridges and flowers and statues.
People gathered to read under trees in the sun and sniff the flowers and picnic and paint. It was the perfect spring Sunday and the perfect way to unwind after a busy few weeks!