As Carola has her second semester abroad in Taiwan, this time Taipei, we decided to visit her again ... as her Chinese is getting better, we also included a four-day trip through the country. One thing we can say right away: We've hardly seen other people so friendly, helpful and welcoming in the world than the Taiwanese People!
When we arrived in Keelung we asked in the hotel for a bar for a drink after dinner:
"There's one on the 4th floor, next block". On the hotel map another bar was mentioned.
While we walked through town we saw a "Sydney Bar". Great that'll do.
After dinner we walked to the Sydney-Bar (10 min), got up to the 17th floor:
"Can we have some wine here?"
"Sorry, bar-keeper is not here, no wine"
"But there's two bottles behind the bar"
"Sorry, don't know how much it costs"
"Do you know a bar with wine?"
"Yes" ... showed us the street from the 17th floor, "Peter's bar", owner Polish.
We walked to Peter's bar (10 min):
"Do you have some wine?"
"Sorry, owner is in China, no wine"
We walked to the "hotel-map-bar" (10 min), couldn't find it.
We walked to the "hotel-recommendation-bar" (5 min): it was a girlie-bar ;-)
Finally we decided to go to the next 7-Eleven to buy some wine to drink @ the hotel room (10 min):
Only 3 half-bottles of Jacobs Creek
Walked to the next 7-Eleven (5 min): No wine at all!
Walked back to the first 7-Eleven, bought the three half-bottles, two beer, nibblies and drank it in our hotel-room ...
It was great to see Carola, without her fantastic Chinese we wouldn't have survived there! Taiwan and its people is a great country, very friendly and helpful ... we had a superb week touring the middle and North of Taiwan in an "adventurous" way!!!