This was a perfect day to start my sightseeing plans in Taipei city. After a wholesome local egg pancake with pork floss and an aromatic coffee, I headed to the Presidential Office Building where I had reserved a 10am slot for my guided tour. Visits to the building is strictly regulated by appointment and it was through this tour that we got to learn the breakfast and lunch menus of the President (nothing too elaborate). The tour itself is rather informative with the knowledgeable volunteers even though I wished that we were given more time to go through the galleries at the ground floor. There was a souvenir shop and a spot where we could take pictures at the end of the tour.
After my visit, I popped over to the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Artifacts Museum which was just next door. There was a room containing lots of information of the Taiwan elections. The volunteer who attended to me was very enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge as I engaged in some informative discussion with her.
The Armed Forces Museum (@ Ximending) and a visit to the Matyrs' Shrine (to watch the hourly changing of guards) were the highlights of my afternoon before I headed to Miramar for my much-needed haircut and dinner.
This was a day well-spent on museum hopping within Taipei city away from the usual tourist fanfare.
Growing up listening to the music of The Carpenters, he decided to name this blog Budokan in remembrance of their Live at Budokan Tour in Tokyo in May 1974. He finally made a trip to the Nippon Budokan in September 2017, 43 years after the Carpenters held their 18 sold-out concerts in Japan!
Hailing from the tropics, Budokan is fortunate to reside in Singapore where jetsetting around have become very affordable. His greatest passion lies in cultivating his lifetime career of travelling, blogging and tour guiding.
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