Day 3 in Taipei begun with a trip to the National Palace Museum, a must see museum in Taiwan which houses one of the biggest artifact/ treasure collection from China. One can easily take the MRT to the museum (stop at Dazhi station and then take a bus there. I took a couple of extra minutes to read to bus stop's sign boards to make sure I get off at the right stop. Inside the bus, the bus driver will announce when it arrives at a particular destination. Easy!).
The museum opens daily and there is a small entrance fee for visitors. No cameras allowed inside, unfortunately. On the particular day that I was there, the museum displayed a lot of art pieces that were well maintained since the earlier Chinese dynasties. For an anything-history fanatic, I was impressed and would have liked to see their entire collection of artifacts, if possible. Sadly, I doubt that I had a look at 80% of their other collection.
Affordable clothing brands there include Zara, Mango and Pull and Bear whilst the higher end brands include LV, Tiffany and Co, Prada and so forth. Not many locals here, that's for sure.
Afterwards, we headed to Bellavita, to a patissier shop that I have been dying to go to for the longest time. First impression of Bellavita? Classy building with an impressive array of international food products in the lower ground floor. Now I know where to go if I am rolling in NTD.
So anyways, we brought ourselves to Patisserie Sadahara Aoki, a famous patissier that I have read so much about but never did had the opportunity to come close to anything he made. Well, I am still far from it but at least I am one step closer!
After walking further, we stopped at this beef noodle shop which appeared to be endorsed by many celebrities and did our best to interpret the Chinese menu. I could recognize a few words which lead us to what you see above; a decent bowl of beef noodle soup which was so good. Arrived on our table piping hot and it was slurp-tastic.
Oh, we also nibbled a bit at Farmosa Chang, a random shop that was not excessively crowded with people. Gave us some space and time to breath!:)
Be on the lookout for Day 4, coming up sometime this week:))