Last day in Taipei

May 24, 2006 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Our last day in Taipei. Our plane was to leave at 6:20pm so we had all day to roam around. We went to a Chinese style HK cafe to have “yum cha” or “dim sum” as I prefer to call it. The food there was ok. As usual we ordered too much. Food delivery seems to be extremely quick in Taipei or maybe I’m just used to it being slow everywhere else around the world.

In the afternoon Lucille and I went to check out the electronics geek zone called Guanghua Shangchang. If you thought Fry’s in the US was good this place is even better. Fry’s has a lot of other crap that get’s in the way this place truly has all the electronics/computer stuff you really need. It’s sort of spread out now into a whole bunch of stalls under a tin roof and also a bunch of retail outlets on some neighboring streets. There was so much to see I couldn’t see it all in 1.5 hours. Lots of computer motherboards, cell phones, hard drives, CDs, DVDs, etc. Clearly a lot of the electronics are focused around recording/copying or displaying some kind of media. We bought a cheap Skype handset for $25 USD. I could have easily spent all day there but it was fun just to see and remember for next time. I likened this to the night market for electronics (but no pets here).

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