Over the past few years, we have worked really hard in starting our web and graphic design business, and making it grow. The CryoDragon Team finally took some time off of our usual busy schedules from April 19th – 29th to go on our first overseas trip to Taipei, Taiwan!
We have broken up our adventure into day-by-day posts.
Day 9: Shopping and Mountaintop Restaurant
First, we went to a few shopping malls. One of the most memorable stops (apart from the luxury of Taipei 101) was the SOGO Shopping Mall, with its daily opening ceremony. It sports a Tokyo-made “It’s a Small World” clock above the front entrance, and is one of Taiwan’s largest malls. Every morning when it opens, Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” plays while the clock counts down towards the opening time. It’s a daily attraction that a lot of residents go to, and free beverages are served as you enter the mall when it first opens.
While we walked around, we also enjoyed visiting its massive food court, complete with international foods and local cuisine. We obviously had to try some of the local dishes… the long lines were worth the wait! In the picture below, you can see sesame chicken and noodles and some wonton noodles with a side dish of sticky rice.
After lunch, we did a lot of window shopping through each of the 12 floors of the mall, and you could essentially find anything you could ever want (low end to high end) here. If you still can’t find what you want, there’s another SOGO Shopping Mall across the street! Both of them are massive!
In the evening, we got together with the family to have supper at The Top, a mountaintop restaurant with a stunning panoramic view of Taipei. There was an extreme abundance of food (so much that no one could even touch a few of the dishes), but every part of it was delicious. But most importantly, we were able to get beautiful shots of the day and night time views of Taipei City. When we returned to the hotel, it was time to start packing!