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 ...
wondered what the many people who travel to America think of us, do we extend
the same courteous actions? Maybe not. I thought the people honored
and respected their culture, heritage, education, and most of all
family. The students in Taiwan were just like us, and I know I will keep
in contact with them. They gave up their own time throughout the week to
show us around, take us places, and most of all ...
... Taiwan being the so densely populated it was surprising to see open space. When we got to the city, we went straight to a nutrition conference with functional food booths and research boards. Some graduate students from CMU had their research boards there and we got to talk to them. Dr. Chow came with us and for lunch we ate a famous dumpling restaurant, her two daughters, one in high school and one in college, also ...
... to another flight you have register online you will be transmitting
through the US a while before you actually do so, it takes them 3 or so days to
get back to you with a clearance. If you haven’t done that you are turned
around. Luckily Mark knew to do so otherwise I wouldn’t have known. Not only
that but you have to go through arrivals and immigration, collect your bags and
recheck in again as if you are entering and exiting so we knew with 3 ...
... learning English, you go to target country and discover you actually don't know enough of the daily language to function.
After the kids finished fighting over who gets more hot chocolate, we walked to the Department of Health, which was practically empty. The lady standing by the door (so much good customer service) whisked me to the info counter and helped us fill out some info to get the Children's ...