Monday, June 26, 2006

Day 74... Taipei Day 2 (Part 1)

We woke up around 0530...and thought it was 7...
Sunrise comes very early in Taipei, and the hotel's location is gd enuf to see sunrise and sunset.
We even have time to bath, eat breaskfast, come back and sleep a while then go for our half day tour at 0730. Breakfast is buffet on the 6th floor, 10 different kinds of breakfast to choose from, from Intercontinetal, American to Chinese, Japanese. So everyday one kind...can tahan la...
Our half day tour: Sitting in the front is the tour guide Frank, he can speak Chinese, Hokkien, English and Japanese... which is essential, cause sitting behind him are 2 Japanese, father and son. Father i remember is call Nan... son's name i think starts with 'S'. Very friendly people.Then the American lady, call Ritta, a teacher who only teach in spring and spends the rest of her time huh~ Her husband was a WWII soldier, who situated in Japan and ready to fight them...but the Atom Bomb ended it. She's lor sor....and demanding... but i kinda like her stories.
First stop: C.K.S Memorial Hall
Very very grand and huge place, got 4 entrances and in the middle of the huge place is this building and in it is the meuseum. Really was hot tt day, everyday average is around 33 degrees... thn in the afternoon will have rain.We didn't go up...i'm not sure there's anything up there, most prob is just a viewing next time make u some clothes...blur as ever...This was a risky photo taken by my sis~Cadillac car that C.K.S sat when he was president.A model of him and his office.
He died in April 5th 1975 and the Memorial Hall was open 5 years later.
This is an enlarged version of the original 'drawing' which i think is not more than 10x5cm. This drawing is formed by tiny words, i think the words writes about Sun Yat Sen's sayings. Each word is less than 1mm...i dunno how the person wrote all tt...
the tour guide explaining the history of C.K.S~A model o
After a quick tour we were asked to go for our next destination.
End of Part 1

Part 2 is our next destination of the tour a nice temple~

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