Day 5 ~ Futurestar Hotel, Taipei Zoo & the Maokong Gondola August 20th 2008 Wednesday, 20th August 2008
Once again, I set foot to the once familiar Taipei this afternoon after a 2-hour train journey from Hualien. I would be staying in Taipei for my final 3 nights before flying home on Saturday evening. As I had not made any hotel arrangements earlier, I decided to try my luck at Future Star Hotel, a familiar name which I had stayed with Clare during our l ... 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
Growing up listening to the music of The Carpenters, he decided to name this blog Budokan in remembrance of their Live at Budokan Tour in Tokyo in May 1974. He finally made a trip to the Nippon Budokan in September 2017, 43 years after the Carpenters held their 18 sold-out concerts in Japan!
Hailing from the tropics, Budokan is fortunate to reside in Singapore where jetsetting around have become very affordable. His greatest passion lies in cultivating his lifetime career of travelling, blogging and tour guiding.
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