Typhoon 101 @ Taipei 101 August 6th 2009 We arrived in Taipei midmorning of August 6th. A good 45 minute ride from the airport, we soon found our Leofoo Hotel in the city center. We were a group of 4 traveling from Manila, each one smarting from the superb deal we bagged from Philippine Airlines which put out a two-day promo fare of only P3,900 (about US$80) inclusive of the travel tax of P1,620. The planned 4 day/3 night holiday lis ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Taipei In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info