|Here it is|
|Proof of fast elevators|
After a nice 'local' lunch of dumpling soup and a nice 'local' dessert of multiple free samples of Taiwanese pineapple cake (I skipped the dried duck tongue though) offered at the shopping centre at the bottom of the 101, I embarked upwards. It was a very surreal hyped-up lift featuring atmospheric space music but also a very hurriedly spoken intro-to-the-lift-and-the-tower both in English and in Chinese which lessened the spacey atmosphere.
The views from the 360 observation deck were awesome, though nothing massively special to people who are less-high-place-enthusiastic than me.
|Again air-views of an airport :D|
You also got various corners of interest in the building itself, I'm sure to make it stand out from other Highest Buildings in the World (HBW) – for example you had the cool 'Infinity Sky' mirrors, so both the ceiling and the floor were mirrors. The leaflet is also considerate enough to remind people that “for visitors wearing miniskirts, please be aware that the glass floor may be reflective”.
|Luckily it was not a miniskirt day for me|
Which begs the question: What is a wind damper?
My travel friend of the day was J from America, who I met at the top outdoor (and quite disappointing) observation deck of the 101. He was doing a literal daytrip to Taipei on his way from America to Australia (he arrived in the morning, and his flight left in the evening). A very friendly dude, and also as one of the most sarcastic Americans I've met, he was a lot of fun to hang out with for the rest of the day which we spent laughing at damper baby obsessions and getting lost in various corners of Taipei.
|The Elephant Mountain bar and the Elephant Mountain bar dog|
Next: Taipei zoo (I think!)
Happy 2016 munchkins!!!