Picking up where we left off, Thursday we hopped on the HSR for the two hour train ride back to Taipei.
Arriving around four, we settled back in, and got ready for the evening.
Peter even showed off his chopstick skills before we went on a semi-successful bar hunt.
We drank enough that Bill‘s hand vanished and then we walked home, enjoying a snicker at the,
“Sandy Ho Big Shoes for Ladies”.
Day VI: Achievement
Prior to the trip, Hildo sent around this slideshow in the Guardian, which summarized some of Taipei’s many theme restaurants.
We decided to visit out first, The Hello Kitty restaurant, for lunch.
We joined the other waiting people, who were looking at the massive cake display, and we took our place on a hot pink couch for a bit.
We basked in the sugary glow of many a Hello Kitty cake…
It was a bit like when the Hulk transforms, only there was no violence or green.
Our next stop, Taipei 101 is currently the tallest building on Earth.
It has two observation decks on the 89th floor, and one takes the Guiness Record- holding elevators to get there.
The building’s design was modelled after a stalk of bamboo. There are eight sections, as eight is considered a very lucky number.