Thursday, April 18, 2013
Taiwan VII: Epilogue
Most of the shops were closed, so were dragged ourselves back to the B&B to do our final round of packing. Camwhored a bit at the small park opposite our building. Lewis didn't pick us up that day. The official reason was that his commercial driving license had expired, but I suspected that there was a more sinister reason. Halfway through our trip, there was a squabble with his boss regarding some business interests and he was not amused that he used FB to network with his boss' clients. Anyway, he arranged for a friend to pick us up. We left a little earlier to go Chia Te to buy pineapple tarts (their cranberry tarts are fabulous too!). The place was really crowded. The cashiers worked like they were on a production line serving a conveyer belt.
At the airport, we settled settled the VAT refund (a painless process), and proceeded to check in. Peculiarly, after checking in, on must watch the conveyer belts to make sure that your luggage is not booted out after going through the X-ray scanner. Since SK held a priority pass, we could use the MORE Business Center. Plenty of food and drinks. The whole table was piled high with used bowls. Haha. In addition to the food, there was an internet cafe, massage room and meeting room inside. There was also a self-service shoe polisher and mini putting range.
Our plane arrived on time and it was a pleasant flight home. Just that we needed to readjust back to the weather again. And my skin was dry and scaly for more than a week! T_T. But whatever the case, it was a great trip. Great spending time with KH and can you imagine that it was one of the rare times that I actually celebrated his birthday with him? Haha. I'm such a bad boy. Below is a map of our trip in Indiana Jones style. Hope to visit the other parts of Taiwan in the future!
Thanks for staying with me on this journey and thanks for reading! The end.