I first made my way over to Ximending, which I read was the hip, young, weird part of town. The first thing I noticed was that there were many shops selling penis cake. I kinda wish I bought one looking back.
There were many claw machine game stores, which was very reminiscent of Japan.
Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan and I couldn't wait to try one here, as it's one of my favourite drinks. This particular chain, Xing Fu Tang, seemed to be super popular.
I'd never actually seen the tapioca bubbles being made, so this was cool.
I didn't want to wait in line, so I went down the street to a cheaper, no name bubble tea stall. Theirs looked just as good, and I'm sure it tasted good as well!
The must-do tourist shot of the brown sugar milk bubble tea. Mmmm...
There is also a lot of street art in this area.
Rows and rows of coin machine games.
This is Taipei 101 Tower.
Google's office is at the top. My friend Joel works there and he gave me a tour! What an amazing view.
This is a random street in another area I dropped by before going back to the airport.
These are good luck charms I believe.