Saturday, September 28, 2013

Taiwan: Onward To Taipei

Bill Wang dropped us off at our hotel about 5:00 p.m. and was embarrassingly grateful for our generous tip. He looked after us very well from start to finish and even made sure we got the senior citizen discount for the high-speed train back to Taipei.

Last night we walked over to the river and nursed a beer while a middle-aged band performed nearby. One of the singers and her husband had lived for years in New York before returning and we enjoyed a nice little chat with them. The music was Chinese pop and generally pentatonic although she made a game effort at "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You."

This morning we'll check out of the hotel and one Mr. Wu will provide a city tour before dropping us off at the high-speed train. The trains are built by the Japanese and apparently even faster than the Japanese Bullet Train. What intrigues us that they seem to run quite often - more of a subway schedule than a train schedule - and we'll be back in Taiwan in about 90 minutes.

Kathy is finally beating her cold and we're looking forward to the day.

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