Thursday, May 27, 2010

My 10-hour layover in Taiwan

So this is a few days late, but on the way to Singapore, I stopped in Taipei for a 10-hour layover. I was on the same flight as Jonathan Saethang because he was in San Fran visiting his older brother. We met up with my uncles and grandparents, whom I haven't seen in about 6 years! This is me with my grandparents on my mom's side and my uncle.

They took us to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and showed us around there a bit. Its basically a few really big and traditional looking buildings, with a small museum exhibiting highlights of Shek's life serving as Taiwan's President. We also drove by the President's house on the way to the Memorial.

This is the President's house. Not bad for a photo taken out of the car window, eh?

And here are pictures from the Memorial.

This is me with my other uncle, mom's older brother, and my grandfather.

This is the view from on top of all those white steps.

In Taiwan, they all ride little scooters (like the VIP scooters that the football players ride on campus) and they weave in and out of traffic like crazy. Its quite scary. Here is some guy who had a three wheeled scooter that I just thought looked a little ridiculous.


Sally Kang said...

NOW i can comment. This definitely wasn't there before... your pictures are so asian, and i love the guy on the 3 wheels. Wuss.

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