This is probably the place to go for non branded shopping, . The ground level of the entire block of residential buildings is turned into merchants of mostly hip and youthful fashion. They are mainly wholesalers but many do sell retail. On the sale racks, you can find things for as little as $NT100. There must be more than 500 shops, each one about 30 square meters of space.
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These were taken from the Bali trip.
I see a sheep.
We had a 15 hour flight with a 5 hour transit in Singapore. By the time we got to Taipei, it was 6am in the morning. We had a lack of sleep, tired and were cold. We were expecting warm weather, but Taipei was overcast with a slight chill. Apparently we brought the rain in the midst of a mini drought.
The streets were lacking of human/motor vehicle traffic that we thought we are in the wrong part of town. By the time we got to our hotel at Ximending, it was about 8am. Too early to check in so we left our luggage behind.