Saturday 4 August 2012

7Y7M 5Y10M まず台北 First, stopped in Taipei






We came to Japan via Taipei. Jason booked a flight for us on Friday evening, then left Penang at 8 AM on the following day. No time to prepare.

Contacted Fei quickly, she booked a hotel room for us. We had too short time and didn't even have a chance to have nice Taiwanese food, but I could have a long chat with Fei at hotel lounge, after boys went to sleep.

It's been 25 years since I went to Taipei for the first time. At that time, the city was so chaotic with so many bikes, of course, they didn't have any underground. I can still remember that I imagined that it would have been like this in Tokyo 30 years ago. Well, it's nearly the same time has passed, and Taipei has developed into such a sophisticated city.

I couldn't recognise anywhere. I can't even spot YMCA we stayed for a couple of nights. The highlight of my previous visit to Taipei was when I was waiting for my flight back to Japan, one of the men in a group tour from Japan came me with a very stereotype question. "Why did a girl like you come to Taiwan?" Nobody thinks this way now. Time has changed....

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