Taiwan – Day 1

A Change of Pace

Day 1 in Taiwan was more like Evening 1.  Having left San Francisco around noon on Friday, we arrived in Taipei on Saturday evening.  First stop was immigration, which surprisingly went smoothly and more quickly than I expected despite the lines.

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Everyone at TPE from the customs officials to the baggage handlers to the Taxi captains was very kind and understanding of my limited (read: complete lack of facility with) Chinese.  My friend staying Taiwan met us at the airport and helped shepherd us home before taking us out for dinner.

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You can click on the link above for a higher resolution photo to see the detail.  So many lights and, of course, a Porsche reference. 😉

Our first meal in Taiwan was at Din Tai Fung for Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) and many other delectable treats.

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The food was amazing and we ate a lot of it.  Unfortunately, we ate a…

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