|Street scene near our hotel. Lots of motorbikes, but not|
nearly as many as in Vietnam.
Valerie and Murphy and I flew to Taiwan over the President's Day weekend last month and spent four days exploring that island nation. Taiwan, or Nationalist China, was once known as Formosa. It is where Chaing Kai-shek and his followers fled to after the communists took over China in the late 1940's. Old Chaing managed to smuggle out (steal) many of the treasures of mainland China as he made his hurried exit - most of which are on display in the museums in and around Taiwan.
|An alley near out hotel|
Enjoy your walk through a very modern Asian city!
|Another street scene. These small streets were relatively|
quiet during the day. Valerie and Murphy are in the
|Police station across the street from our local subway stop|
|And the police also had motorbikes|
|A busy intersection|
|Subway station - up the steps, then down the steps|
|An old theatre building|
|Bicycle rental lot. Travelers can rent a bike at one lot and|
leave it at another. Very smart urban travel!
|Part of the Taipei skyline|
|A very narrow building|
|Murphy and Valerie waiting on a light to change|
|Stainless steel rhino - life sized!|
|An artsy bus|
|Taipei 101 in the distance - our destination!|