First Day in Taiwan

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Following up to the earlier post. Praise be to God Almighty. We arrived at Taiwan airport at about 2.30pm and it was a rainy day, as I expected from the weather forecast in Google.. It was quite a challenging journey with Zara, our one year and half daughter. Next time, we need to spare a dedicated seat for her. She’s too active on the plane.

After we gathered our luggage, we took 2 Toyota Wish taxis to the hotel. Oh yea…there are all 7 of us + 2 babies. It was not planned. I meant, I intended to go to this conference with a friend, however, we realized that there were so many of us who also registered and presented for the conference as well. So, we stayed in the same hotel and planned to walk around together.

The hotel is a decent, clean one located in a narrow street within the heart of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It’s a small but comfortable one. The internet speed is awesome and free. That’s super important, ain’t it?

OK, as for now, I only upload few photos. Later, I’ll upload more.

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At the airport, while waiting for our luggage

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Sample of the Toyota Wish Airport taxi that we hired to go to Rose Boutique Hotel.

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This one is written in English. Actually almost everything is not English.

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After 1 hour rest in the hotel, we walked to the nearest Metro station to go to Sogo in Teipei. But it was not easy.

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We just walked and walked. Planed to go to our destination but lost every time.

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Luckily Zara behaved. Otherwise, it would be tough for us.

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Due to extensive walking around and failure to go for window or actual shopping, we got exhausted and hungry. We want to get something to eat. Searching for halal restaurant is another tough challenge. We have to ask various people on the address of the nearest halal food restaurant while walking to that direction. Finally, we arrived at a very exclusive (not cheap) restaurant called Taj. It’s halal. It’s stated on the front of the restaurant. So we sat down and ordered.

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This is what my wife ordered. This cost about 440 Taiwan dollar. That’s very expansive for such a cuisine.  halal-food-taipei-taiwan

This is chicken biryani, my dinner. It was fine. It cost 280 Taiwan dollar.

To be continued…

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