About lizcm79

Eliza Mukherjee is just an average girl who loves to travel and indulges in good food too; be it local, street food, or international cuisine. When she is given the opportunity to travel she will never miss the opportunity at all. She loves to see, learn and understand the culture of that country and also try different food of the country she visits. “Cooking is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” Good and awesome food is like heaven to her. ☺ Not long ago she picked up photography; from that day onwards she looked at things differently. Her dream, one day would be a well-known Food Photographer. So in the meantime, hope you will enjoy her blog… Stay Tune. ~ Eliza Mukherjee

Taiwan Holiday: Taipei City – Last Day!

Last day in Taipei, we stayed in a hotel in XimenDing. It is a neighbourhood and shopping district in Wanhua District of Taipei. It the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan.

Visit the Taipei Zoo

Weather was really hot, did not get to see all the animals as they were taking shelter in a cooler place.

After the visit to the Taipei Zoo we took a MRT to Mengjia Longshan Temple. The temple was built in Taipei in 1783 by a Fujian settler. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers who came from China mainland. The temple has been destroyed in a numerous earthquakes and fire.

During the World War II, May 1945 the temple was hit by the American bombers during the Raid on Taipei, who claimed that the Japanese were hiding military weapons and equipment inside the temple. The main building and the left corridor were damaged and many precious artifacts and artworks were lost and destroyed.

The Taipei residents have nevertheless consistently rebuilt and renovated it. Now Longshan Temple is seen as a symbolic Taiwanese architecture with a Southern Chinese.

The temple worships a mixture of Buddhist, Taoist and deities such as Matsu.

XimenDing Night Market

XimenDing Night Market has been called the “Harajuku” and “Shibuya” of Taipei. It is a source of Taiwan’s fashion, subculture and Japanese culture.

Taiwan Oyster Mee Sua famous stall at XimenDing Night Market. A very delicious noodle soup.

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~

Taiwan Holiday: Taichung back to Taipei again – 5th Day

Martyr’s Shrine the majestic shrine honours the Republic of China’s war dead. Witness the soldiers’ precision at the changing of the guard ceremony that occurs every hour.

Sanyi Wood Sculpture Old Street

Lunch as at a magnificent restaurant. Impress with the decor. It is all handmade. A romantic and cozy feeling. The Five Dime Restaurant.

No. 8, Lane 32, Neihu Road Section 1
Taipei, Taiwan
After lunch we went shopping, the Shihlin Night Market.

~ That’s all Folks, More to come, Stay Tune ~