After a 13 hour flight from Vancouver to Taipei, Taiwan we lose a day after bumping ahead 15 hours. Ouch.
First day of exploring Taipei. Walked through the city and made a trek from our hostel to Taipei 101 (one of the largest buildings in the world - 508m tall). The elevator took us from the ground floor to the 88th floor in about 8 seconds (1km/min). The weird ball thing is actually a counter-balance for heavy wind and earthquakes (tuned mass wind damper). Going to rent a couple bikes and ride them back to the hostel for a dollar each. I'm actually suprised Jaymie agreed to walk this far, as it took us probably about an hour and a half but we did get to check out the city and cool shops