One Day Stopover in Taoyuan, Taipei
|Impressive Romanesque architecture in the city|
The first time I explored Taoyuan was in 2011. Incidentally, it was also the first time I traveled solo, the first time couchsurfing and the first of many annual trips to Taipei so it was quite a liberating experience. Because I arrived late at night, I thought I had to stay overnight in Taoyuan where the airport was. I didn't know city buses to Taipei were still expecting the last flight to arrive. I now know to take the bus to Taipei even when it's 1am.
This time around, I intentionally left the airport to stay overnight in Taoyuan because my next flight to Sapporo was almost 24 hours later. I'm glad I chose China Airlines and a stopover here because, like the rest of Taipei, there is more than enough to explore for a day!
|Caught by a pretty schoolgirl at the chicken chop shop|
|More Romanesque architecture|
|This is just a sidewalk stall, but there are almost as many night markets in Taoyuan as there are in Taipei!|
|My first time to depart from the magnificent Terminal 2 of Taoyuan International Airport|
|This terminal is clearly the better, newer one|
|But first, let me check into the lounge before boarding|
|Taiwanese balls and buns and some milk tea!|
|Lastly, a view of the Terminal 1 arrival hall|