Yeah, bought the ticket on Tuesday the 17th. Round trip, of course. The proper thing to do now would be to explain why I’m going to Taiwan. This is almost comic worthy, but I think I can explain it with just words.
I’m actually flying out tomorrow, but I’ll be arriving in Taiwan on Wednesday. My travel time totals around 21 hours, but due to the difference in timezones, (Taiwan = Central time +13hrs) I’ll have skipped a day, and traveled into the future. Amazing eh? Once I arrive in the future safely, I’ll be sure to take plenty o’ pictures on how it is on the other side.
Besides the usual travel gear (clothing, ticket, passport, etc…) I’ll also be bringing my frisbee, and a small notebook. The frisbee’s self-explanatory, but I’m hoping to pick up new Chinese
swear words while I’m there. I’m also gonna jot down notes of the places I visit, so I can give a detailed report to friends, family, and whoever frequents this site about my exploits.
Tomorrow morning, I’ll be heading over to my friend’s house before we head off to O’Hare later in the evening. We’ll be eating at her parents restaurant for lunch and maybe even dinner. Excellent.
See you in the Future.
I’m still in Taiwan right now, by the way.
The day I left for Taiwan was rather enjoyable. I was over at Daphu’s aunt’s house in the morning, before heading off together to Anju’s house. Anju’s parents treated us to a happy lunch and dinner over at their restaurant. Maybe pictures will come later. We flew out of O’Hare with American (NEVER RIDE AMERICAN EVAR) and met up with another friend, Joe, over in LA.
After some loitering, we boarded the plane which would ferry us over to Taiwan.
Continuing from where I left off before, after strolling around in Takashimaya, we dropped by the Shi Dong Market to take a look around.
Managing photos and writing blog posts takes up a lot more time than you’d realize. ack.
Well well, moving on, the 2nd day of our trip began. We met up at Daphu’s place for some breakfast, before heading over to the Zhishan MRT station. We took the MRT to the Longshan temple (龍山寺). A wiki search reveals that there are multiple temples in Taiwan with the name Longshan, but we went to the one in Taipei City.