Getting creative with the routing enroute to your final destination gives a chance for a quick look at a city that you otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to. We had 7 hours in Taipei to see some of the highlights. I wanted to allow a generous buffer to get back in time for the onward flight to Beijing. By the time we left the lounge with our backpacks, we basically had 4 hours to go downtown and back. I decided the best option was the Evergreen bus and that we would have to just see as much as possible through the window as we wouldn’t have time to get out and actually visit anything. Still it was better than nothing!
The friendly tourist information folks directed us to where the buses were.
Right after I snapped this pic of the monk, we were treated to some major drama! All of a sudden, a young man ran out in front of the bus, then a policeman followed on foot all at high speed! We watched the youth cross the street and disappear on the other side. The policeman stopped a random passer-by on a motorcycle, hopped on back behind the driver and take off in pursuit of the suspect. It all happened so fast it was over before it even occurred to me to try to take a photo. Probably better that I didn’t as I wouldn’t have wanted to be involved in a court case just as our African adventure was starting.
Our onward flight was on China Airlines and we were invited to the China Airlines lounge, once again a cross-alliance partnership. So we got to experience two lounges at TPE.