The past 3 weeks had been pretty hectic. Just as I was getting familiar with one rotation, it was time to move on to the next rotation and it's like starting all over again. And sometimes in the midst of readjusting, coping, learning, fumbling, trying to impress, trying to prove your worthiness, trying to prove your capability, earning trust and balancing everything else in between, it's easy to lose who you really are if you dont watch your steps carefully.
So I had been welcoming newborns into our world as they greeted me with their cries, meconiums, blood, gush of their amniotic fluid, backache from repairing episiotomies and tears and whats not. Of course, there's more to OG than just conducting deliveries but I don't want to bore you with the details for now. For now, let's just wrap up my Taiwan travelogue.
I spent my last day in Taiwan back in Taipei. Just a recap on my entire route in Taiwan, I went from Taipei to Hualien (in the east) to Kenting (in the south) and at last, back to Taipei again. You can read my other Taiwan posts as below (in case you had missed it previously :p) :
Taipei - Beitou Hot Springs
Taipei - Ximending and Taipei 101
Taipei - Shihlin Night Market
Hualien City and Taroko Gorge
Kenting - Part 1
Kenting - Part 2
So we spent the morning exploring around the place we lived, the main train station vicinity before moving on to Tamsui (aka as Danshui) and the Shida night market later at night. Seriously the newly renovated Taipei main station is one huge train station. You can really get lost in the train station if you had missed taking note of your entrance point initially. Besides having restaurants and a food court, they also have shops, boutiques and a departmental store which just opened in March/April this year. It is recommended in Lonely Planet and by our hostel owner that the food court in the train station is a good place for breakfast hence we headed there hoping much to try some local breakfast. However, the food court aka Breeze court is more like a high class international food court which occupies the entire second floor with different sections selling cuisines from all around the world. They have a Taiwan section alright, but I was hoping to try something local and cheap, something like our traditional nasi lemak and roti canai if you know what I mean.
|Breeze court - the Taiwan section|
|My bowl of soup noodle with braised egg and prawn|
Just around the corner outside the Taipei train station, we later discovered these wide array of shops that sells plenty of local food and yummy smelling breakfast all at prices at least half of what we had paid at Breeze court. We managed to squeeze in a little more food but too full to try the rest :(
We also found this beancurd stall which sells like really awesome beancurds. Not only does this aunty sells hot beancurds, she also sells cold beancurds that was perfect for a hot day.