On the first really nice day I had in Taipei, I went for a hike up Elephant Mountain with my lovely host, Lauren. We were hilariously out of shape, but determined and made it to the top fairly quickly. To celebrate our success we had a picnic sushi lunch and beer promptly undoing all our hard work. Side note: pork floss is a weird idea, especially in sushi.
After the mountain we stopped by the Simple Market, which is a sort of indie craft and arts market (defo my thing). I also found an adorable cat that the owners graciously let me photograph. You can peek him above.