We are finally here in Taiwan, a beautiful country. Its wide road-side pavements make a nice change from Vietnam. The rainy season is in this month so most people need to carry their own umbrella. Taiwan has great public transportation system, especially Metro (MRT) and High Speed Rail. We mostly use MRT to travel around the city. People here are nice and many of them speak English so it’s not that difficult for foreigners who don’t speak Mandarin to ask for help. Taipei food is slightly different from Vietnam cuisine, you can easily find different snacks along the streets.
Today, FAN2 launch party was scheduled late in the evening so we spent the whole morning and afternoon to travel around the city and to visit new friends such as OpenLab Taipei.
At 9am, we started heading to Guanghua Digital Market where many electronic stores and computer shops are located. Unfortunately, very few stores opened at that time (some shops opened at 10:15am or later) and we decided to head to Taipei 101 and explore the area there.
After lunch, we went to OpenLab Taipei, which is a fairly new makerspace, opened in 2014. It was not easy to find the place on the map, and soon we discovered why. We enjoyed our journey and the scenery there very much. Now, let the photos speak for themselves.
The first impression is wow, it’s small but packs a punch. Our three hosts, Honki, Jin and Mach were very warm and friendly. They explained many of their projects to us in great details and with a huge amount of enthusiasm.
After saying goodbye to OpenLab, we hurried to our next party. FAN2 was about to kick off.
Hope you enjoyed the photo splurge. We’ll come back tomorrow with more exciting stuff !