Thursday, 17 July 2014

Holiday Inn Express - Taoyuan

We arrived in Taiwan yesterday afternoon and were picked up by Grand Holidays Tours from the airport to start our tour of Taipei. The 8 day tour cost $299 and done mostly in Mandarin. The group was huge - 40 people and it was led by a 70 year old man (who was in great shape, but it's pretty stressful for one person to handle such a big group).
We started off our tour by taking the high speed train to Taipei from Taoyuan to see the National Palace Museum
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However, before that, we had buffet breakfast at our hotel:
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View from our room first thing in the morning

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Chinese style with congee, soy bean milk, fried noodles, sponge cake, hash browns, ham and peppers
Everything was tasty - the soy bean milk was really good. The ham was a little odd tasting, but that was probably my only complaint. 

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