We made it to Taipei, wandered around the city a bit, took some pictures, got to the hotel, and are tired. See Luan managed to get 7-9 hours of sleep on the plane, I may have managed 3-4. On the upside, I did fix a couple bugs in PyPE in my sleeplessness (though claims of power and/or internet on the flight over were outright lies).
Sadly, See Luan managed to dislocate her knee while standing outside a Starbucks (I was getting her a latte), so much of our day after 12:30PM local time included her limping around. :( We got her a hot bath and shower tonight, put some medicated pads on her knee, and plugged in the fridge so ice is on the way. Tomorrow we'll stop by a pharmacy, where apparently pharmacists can sell the good drugs after prescribing them on the spot. Woo for saving money on not needing to go to a hospital. When we get back to the states, I'm going to insist that she see a doctor and get it checked out.
The injury also resulted in a fall, causing See Luan to throw her new Canon S95 halfway across the street (with lens extended). Aside from the lens not wanting to go back in (it can be forced), some amazing scarring to it's metal body, and some serious body warping (some of which I bent back in); the thing still seems to be able to take really nice pictures. I'm going to have to open it up to see if I can fix the lens return (it feels like a bit of metal is bent and is catching just before getting all the way in), which might be an evening project if we can find mini-screwdrivers.
Oh, and the food is cheap. In LA, I'd pay like $9 for a good bowl of Ramen. Here? $3 We're going to catch dinner at an "American" grill downstairs because See Luan is hobbling around, but I guess they are pretty popular in the area.
I'll blog after dinner and a shower about my first impressions of Taiwan.
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- First day in Taiwan...