Travel Blogs from Taipei
We left New Orleans (after finding out our flight was canceled months ago). We had to fly to Atlanta so that we could get to Los Angela's on time. The Atlanta flight had crazy seat switchers and it was a bit of a circus. The flight from LA to Taipei, Taiwan was a long one and very warm. We are in Taipei waiting for our last flight of the day to Hanoi Vietnam. The airports here are very nice and mostly empty. We are all a little tired and ready to get our adventure ...
Going out with the students to SIMBA
Sandra almost having a heart attack because we were at the great wall
Singing karaoke with the CMU students
Sandra joking around about asking the governor to dance
Sandra making friends and talking to just about anyone
CY talking in Chinese to us because he was so tired
Riding in a crazy taxi with Jessica and Amanda
... own food in boiling broth, I got fish, the whole fish. It was really good and had traditional Chinese medicine in the broth, but I could not taste it. We had an early morning of travel the next day and had to leave at 6am Monday and with the time change we arrived back in Minneapolis 1pm Monday. Even though we flew to Tokyo and then to Minneapolis and all together probably spent almost 15 hours on a plane to get home.
... what you'd expect), fish balls (similar to Malay ones but more substantial, with a clearer fish flavour), a spicy tofu slice (mmmn) and my highlight of the selection; a pork blood and sticky rice 'cake'. Imagine black pudding, with the consistency of sticky rice, and you are pretty much have the makings of this item. Starchy and rich, with a glutinous rice like texture and porky overtones; my first taste of a Taiwanese favourite did ...
... whole time opening up a Citibank account. I'm not sure why it takes over an hour to enter in all the info but it did.
The other thing that's different from bank accounts in the US is that you have 2 pin numbers. Each ATM card has a little chip on them, and the pin associated with it is 6-12 characters long. But when you use the same ATM card overseas, they use the magnetic strip in the back, which is 4 characters long. ...