Taiwan, Business and personal
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August 10th, 1999 – by: aquaholicme2
The hotel in
First few days got busy with office work and trying to adjust to the time difference and of course the cold. After noon lunch was with my business partners. But evening dinner was a problem for the first few days as I was inclined to eat at the local stalls On the whole, people were friendly wherever I went. Even if they did not speak English, they tried to help me using the universal sign language, for directions, food menu, checking on prices etc. For me the best way to travel was in a taxi with map and pointing my destination to the driver. Most of the taxi expenses were paid by my company so no worries of taxi fare. I visited museums, shopping malls, a local fair, some temples. In one of the museum I saw a man in traditional Chinese dress, those kung-fu movie styled and was tempted to take a photo, but unfortunately photography was not allowed inside the museum.
This being the height of Winter, the weather was extremely cold (thick jackets weather), with temperatures dropping close to 0° at night. Coming from
One day a colleague of mine informed that there was a hi tech gadgets display. This is where i got my first digital camera, an Epson Z350 1MegaPixel. The price I paid for it (around NT$18000) we can buy a digital SLR for the same price now a days.
On my second last day in Taipei, went out shopping and in one of the malls bought my first commando trekking knife which has accompanied me to all my treks in India ever since. But since I had spent most of my money I could only buy the knife and not its excellent leather cover. I still regret it as I could not find a proper belt cover for my knife as yet.
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