I got up this morning at 5:45am. Surprisingly, I slept quite well last night.
I was asked to use Electronic check-in Kiosk at the airport for the check in. The machine sucks!...
I have completed all my check in details but the machine did not print out the boarding pass. I was referred by the staff to queue up at row E for normal check in which I have already done so at the kiosk. I protested to the staff and was brought to a check in counter... sorry, we cannot printout the pass for you, please queue up at the C1 (which is a baggage depository counter).
I have wasted good 25 minutes for my check in... so much for the convenience of electronic check in.
However, it was compensated by the good in-flight service provided by the stewardess on board Boeing 747.
Arrived Taipei at about 2:00pm. A group of us from KL, PJ and Kepong were welcomed warmly by the Taiwan legionaries. Fr. Lucas Ng, who is in Taipei, also at the airport to meet us.
The fellowship is being held at Jian Tan International Youth Centre at Shi Lin, Taipei. It was just opposite the historical landmark Yuan Shan Hotel. The place is clean with beautiful landscaping. From the window of the room, I can see the Taipei 101 at a far distance.... not a bad view.
Immediately upon checking in, we went to the famous Shi Lin night market which was about 10 minutes walk from the centre for our lunch ( at 5:00pm ??!)
There I feasted myself to the renowned Chou Tou Fu and Taiwan sausages....and others..
I am blogging at the cosy lobby of the centre with free wifi access.
不过，这个不便，至少在乘坐的 747 航机空务员的殷勤服务，获得抵偿。
Fried chou tou fu
Left:our hostel, right: Taipei 101 at distant
Warmest greetings to Pauline my wife... from Taipei
While on the way to the airport on board the taxi, I realised have forgotten to bring my camera. All pictures were taken with my phone camere, a Sony Ericson K750.