First thoughts? I really thought it would look more different than it did. The airport pretty much looked like an airport, and we were kind of on the outskirts of Taipei at that point, so there were trees and stuff. Kind of reminded of driving into LA. And yes there are palm trees.
I think in my head I imagined Taipei would look like post apocalyptic urban sprawl, with skyscrapers everywhere and not a speck of green plant in sight. A part of it was crowded buildings that strongly reminded me of the second Hulk movie, the city Bruce was hiding out in. The highways were irritatingly similar. The street signs are even the same color. Everywhere I looked were BMWs, Hondas and Toyotas. No Subarus, though.