Four days has passed and still, we haven’t taken a single photograph of city’s landmark building, the Taipei 101. Hailed as the tallest building in the world in 2004, it has only been topped by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa five years after. It stands right across our hotel and can actually be seen right from our room window. It is, in most probability, the reason why we were taking it for granted.
We arrived in Taipei quite late, taking an almost midnight flight from Manila. There were no delays, but the flight time took about an hour and a half, take in the immigration lines and we were out into the nippy Taipei night in the wee hours of the morning, our chauffer from Grand Hyatt Taipei, waiting for us at the arrivals area with a welcoming smile.