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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 ...
In conclusion my trip was one I will never
forget! I never pictured myself traveling to Asia, but I am so happy I
did. I had my ideas about how it would look and how the people would be,
it is hard not to with what we often hear on the media, but I was wrong.
The people that I met were nicer than I could ever imagine. Everywhere we
went and everywhere we stayed people were welcoming and ...
... which I now know are possible in Taiwan! We were all very tired, but I couldn't believe tomorrow was my last day!
Our final day (Sunday) a few of the graduate students came to pick us up from the hotel. They told us to get our swimsuits for the hot spring, we were a little unsure on what to expect. It was extremely hot that day, and humid. I should also mention that in Taipei I think we spent most of ...
... br> (5) Longshan Temple, a Buddhist temple that serves as a working temple for local Buddhists as well as the tourists.
(6) At the Longshan Temple stop, there were market stalls nearby. I bought a cool pair of gumboots. Pat got a great massage by a blind person and Monica kept deliberating whether to have her fortune read or not. We enjoyed a freshly squeezed papyaya and apple juice while we waited. She didn’t get it done in the end.
We then ...
... the Taipei library. We went to the kids floor (B1) and got many books on insects. K. wanted to find out why it itches when mosquitos bite. I finally figured out where all the picture books are. Though the library is also a Dewey system, everything is by numbers, even fiction. So picture books are in the 800 section.
We also browsed the fourth floor for English books since I havn't ...