Look up, and up, and upSeptember 22, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
Caught the high speed train into Taipei city, which took about half an hour, so I'm glad we didn't take the regular speed one. Seriously though, Taipei is a massive urban sprawl, intermixed with dense foliage covered hills.
Our one and only reason for dipping our toes into the city was to see Taipei 101. Wow, what a structure. It punches into the sky, towering over all other buildings and giving a stunning view of Taipei, amid the smog. Very impressive, especially the lifts which fire you up to the 89th floor in just over 30 seconds.
After gazing over the strange mix of old traditional Chinese structures and futuristic skyscrapers we caught the bullet lift back to ground level and caught the MRT back to our airport hotel. A few hours sleep and a refreshing shower, it is 33 degrees here, and we're off to the airport. A few more hours in the business lounge doing it tough then we board our bird bound for Vienna.Read more