Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Having a baby in Taiwan

Having a baby in Taiwan has left me too busy and tired to write about it. The above is a clinic in Yonghe, just across the river from Taipei City reasonably close to Dingxi MRT station. This was my first time going through the process, so I have nothing to compare it to. I was generally satisfied with the clinic, and will probably go back again if the need arises.

The doctor went to med school in the US, so he can speak English but clearly is more comfortable speaking Chinese. The nursing staff for the most part do not speak English. This was fine for me since my wife speaks Chinese.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Now open in the Xinyi District. They have a nice selection of beers and the pizza is good too. The pizza toppings are very flavorful, only the crust leaves a little more to be desired. The price is a little high, but not outrageous. Beers are $210 per glass, or you can order 6 beers for $999, which makes it significantly cheaper if your party will drink that much.

It is on the second floor and they have outdoor seating on the sky walk. If you are coming by MRT, use the Taipei City Hall Station. Walk South to Songgao Rd. and between the Eslite Bookstore Building and the Shin Kong A4 Building there are stairs to the sky walk. When there is a left hand turn you will see the restaurant straight across this bridge, which is the A11 building.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant  Xinyi Store Taiwan
• 地址:台北市信義區松壽路11號2F (新光三越信義新天地 A11館)
• Address:2F,No.11, Songshou Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City 110, Taiwan
• 訂位專線 TEL : 886-02-8786-7588