Royal Palace Hotel
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... Taichung/Tainan to the Taiwan Strait and heading to China. We will have to wait for the damage caused in the southern mountains around Tainan, Kaoshiung and Pintung, an area which was devastated and killed over 600 people by biblical floods caused by Typhoon Morakot.
My photos are just the tip of the real damage and taken ...
... baked. :)
After that we headed to the TV station for a tour, which the kids loved, as they saw themselves on TV! Then after lunch we spent some time at the Palace museum - it was very crowded, so really hard to keep an eye on everyone, and somewhat nerve-wracking when the kids were given free time there. We eventually got them all back again though..
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... I was glad I did this. I found the park to be quite beautiful and the views very cool (check out all the reflection pictures). Definitely a nice way to finish up my time in Taipei. But in classic David fashion, I tried to cram just a little more into my time. I took a cab to near Bao'an Temple but he did not drop me off near it and I could not find it. I asked a few people but could not seem to locate this temple my guide book said was ...
... BLACK BUGS!!! I must have got bitten 10+ bites during the time we were waiting for the bus, which we had no inkling what the bus might look like.
Dropped off our luggage with Visitor Center, we watched the 12 min intro film about the park, then headed off to our first trail of the journey - Shakadong 砂卡礑步道 ;.
Going thru the tunnel, we arrived at the trail entrance. ...
... but not in a bad way. I think that's the interesting thing about the culture.
3. Real Estate
Real estate is what I read ALL the time about and see ads for in the papers. The cost per 35sqft is something like 20k in Taipei. So for average old apt space, it's around $668K. That gives you about 700-900 square feet? Some paper I read said it takes people an average of 14.6 years of their yearly salary to pay full ...