Irish lens of Taiwan: September 2016-March 2017

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One my way to the Speakeasy in Taipei for Saint Patrick’s Day
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Barmen at the Carnegie’s
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Had some balloons and banners up
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Pity U2 is on the wall though
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Good thing they had these on the wall though
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A pint Paddy Losty would be proud of
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This is a sign of good fortune in Taipei
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Art that smelled like Irish Summer
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No, not PJ’s, it is a suit made from a carrier bag
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Spirit of the Forest I guess?
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I kept making weird faces and the guy never turned around
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Didn’t order anything, just fell asleep, not awkward at all
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A revolver, great place for a pint and some half-assed Banksy 
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If only
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Cant be Taiwan without some Pokemon
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Falun Gong doing the YMCA in Ximen
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Fair play to you lads
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Amazing street art in Taipei’s Cinema Park

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Not street art, just an old warning about bike thieves
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Riverside is worth a cycle
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You can get drunk off a few of these
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Ah Revolver, I love you
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Ah now stop Revolver, love you even more
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Falun Gong in front of Taipei 101 to meet Chinese tourists
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That will scare them off
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Yep, they promptly walked away
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Government knows this will lead to less tourists from China coming, but they allow the freedom to protest.
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Kissing a can of Guinness at Keelung
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Jiufen’s 茶樓
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Eh, what?
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Had a 91-year old show me around the area near Jiufen and brought me to a place where British POW’s were forced to work in goldmines. He told me about his memories of seeing British soldiers carrying their dead. For someone who went through so much, he was able to be happy. After the war, he went to Japan and became a doctor and now resides in Keelung and visits Jiufen now and again. Despite being 91, he still smokes like a chimney.

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Wouldn’t even buy it if it was free
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Heaven for an Irishman in Taipei
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It’s a beautiful place
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There are stray dogs on campus. They are taken care of by the students and are extremely friendly. They are not feral and add character to the campus.

 

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