A group of friends from work and I went to stay in National Taiwan University's "dorm" up in Yangmingshan (a famous mountain here in Taipei). The dorm is basically a house that you can rent for a little under 100 U.S. dollars for a night and it can sleep up to about 12 people, possibly more. So we did some hiking and looked at pretty roses, which apparently is the THING to do right now, so it was super packed. Apparently, in Taiwan, because the political situation can sometimes be so sensitive that the news is constantly filled with pointless things about current popular attractions in Taiwan. Thus, leading to what was only slightly popular before being broadcast, to being a completely ridiculous circus over something only semi-cool.
Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures of the dorm and flowers. After a year of owning my camera, I finally figured out how to take those artsy, albeit somewhat cliche now, flower pictures. And by figured out, I mean someone showed me.
A rose that I found named "Oklahoma"!