Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 4 as a Daddy

Hey Buddy,

Today was a big day son. We had to meet with the American Institute in Taiwan (aka American Embassy) to get your visa approved to go home. Although the building is decorated beautifully with plain white walls, direction signs everywhere, and bright florescent lighting ; you seemed perfectly content hanging out for three hours. Just to let you know babies usually don't do that. Once the people got everything they needed, your mommy and I jumped up and down. We figured it was time to finally relax and enjoy Taipei. This is such an incredible city. Its also so huge. Its bigger than New York City one of the largest city back home in America.

We saw the whole thing from atop the highest building in the world, Taipei 101. See:
We also went to a shopping mall located below the tower. This made us feel like we were at home. It is the closest thing to America we have found here. Outside the tower is a famous sculpture we have been very excited about seeing.

After our feet could take no more, we went back to the hotel and took a much needed nap.
After napping your mommy wanted to go to a famous restaurant in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung. I was a little concerned because mommy usually eats Mexican food, but it went very well. Everyone there is also very nice. They offer to take a picture of us.

This is what they are famous for: (steamed dumplings with pork inside)

During dinner mommy became suddenly tired. That has been happening to both of us all week. We had to cut the night short and go back to the hotel for the night.

On a side note I made an observation on the way back to the hotel. Something caught my eye and thoroughly puzzled me. Take a look:

No one in Taiwan looks like they need to shed a few pounds or get exercise. You cannot go anywhere without walking a ton and going up and down stairs. I had to laugh and get a picture. The attendant in the background thought I was taking his picture and looked horrified.
I hope you had fun today. We will look around Taipei more tomorrow, and the the next day fly home.
Goodnight son. Love,

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