Sunday, November 27, 2011

Maokong Gondola Ride in Wunshan District, Taipei

     After one day rest for my sister-in-law and her friend, it was time for us to depart to Taipei. We would meet and join other Americans for a 14-day-trip around Taiwan. We decided to take the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) to Taipei. It would save us about 1 and half hour from Taichung to Taipei due to its highest speed up to 300km per hour. Normally, it would take us 2 and half hours from Taichung to Taipei by bus. 
      This was in Wurih station which is in the suburb of Taichung. When the government started this project, its idea was to improve the development of the economic situation and life standards in the urban areas. Thus, it would balance the differences among cities and remote areas. 

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Warm Welcome to Taiwan

My husband has been inviting his family to Taiwan for 

decades. This day was a very exciting and very important 

day to him and he  couldn't believe that he was going to see

 his sister in Taiwan. It was his dream to host her and other

family members in Taiwan.  Now he had the chance to 

introduce this beautiful island, Taiwan, to her. 

   It took us about 90 mins to drive from Taichung to 

Taoyuan Airport to pick them up. 

It was the first time that my American sister-in-law and her girlfriend visited Taiwan or Asia.