Gray skies today as we headed out for our excursion but luckily it never rained. Apparently we missed an earthquake a couple of days ago. Pretty common here so we have been told.
First stop was the National Palace Museum which houses all the treasures that Chiang Kai-shek took with him when he left mainland China. It houses some beautiful artwork. The place was totally mobbed mostly by Chinese coming to visit what used to be theirs.
Went to a Michelin-rated restaurant featuring soup dumplings in the basement of the Taipei 101 building which was the tallest at one time. They make the dumplings right out where everyone can see them behind a glass partition.
There was a market in that building and Jerry managed to buy a case of beer. He was the hit of the bus… notice the smile on his face.
A visit to Longshan Temple and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall rounded out our afternoon before we headed back to the ship.