Day 1 – Change of Plans


Thailand.  Singapore.  Taiwan.

  • 12 hour flight to Taoyuan: .
  • Immediately get lost in Taipei: .
  • Eat fried squid and scallop balls for dinner at 1:00am: .

So far so good.  But lets back up 24 hours.

For those who do not know, I am lucky enough to have an airline pilot as a father through which I receive travel benefits – aka free United flights as a standby passenger.  Being that United does not fly directly into Thailand, the original plan was to fly into Singapore where I would eventually enter Thailand via bus or train.  Waking up Sunday morning however, checking the plane seat map revealed that the once-daily flight from SFO to SIN had been booked up – for the next 3 days.

Hey!  Lets go to Taiwan instead!  And boom, here I am on the 9th floor of a high-rise apartment building in the heart of a country I don’t know the first thing about (God bless Lonely Planet).  Not bad for my first time out of the U.S.

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