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Taiwan Day 2: The National Palace Museum and the Shilin Night Market

March 27, 2014

National Palace Museum

For our first adventure, we grabbed a cab and headed to the National Palace Museum. The NPM, as it is known, has the largest collection of Chinese artifacts in the world. It was originally founded in 1925 in Beijing in the Forbidden City, which is why it is called Palace Museum. As different wars raged in China, the collection
was moved first to the south and then to Taiwan.

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Taipai, Taiwan Day 1

March 26, 2014

We left Los Angeles on March 25 at noon and arrived, via Narita (Tokyo) in Taipai, Taiwan (for those of you who remember some history, Taiwan was once called Formosa) at 10 at night on March 26. One very long day. Customs line was long, but moved somewhat quickly. By the time we made it through our bags were circling on the carousel waiting for us (yes, we sent our bags through). Our driver was waiting for us, with a sign with my name. That does make life so much easier as there were throngs and throngs of people (a theme to be repeated).

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