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Feet on a new continent

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.

Flight

I have to say, it really didn’t feel like fifteen and a half hours. Well, probably more like 16 because we had a slight baggage related delay, but whatever. They kept the cabin dimmed almost the entire time, so you sort of zoned out and somehow time passed. There was a little girl across the aisle from me who couldn’t have been more than three and she was amazingly well behaved. Less fidgety than me! I had to get up to use the bathroom three times and every time the lady in the aisle seat was sleeping. I figured out a way to step on the arm rests so I could climb over her without waking her, which I think amused the people sitting in the row behind me.

Of course there has to be a gratuitous food rant. It could have been worse. Only about a third of each meal (there were two) was inedible. I did get suckered into taking a drink in the dark and ugh I don’t know what that was but no thank you. I’m guessing peach juice, but I’m not totally sure.

Under appreciated characters [5/?] > Jiraiya

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Well I’m off

Still not sure if any of this is actually posting but… boarding is starting any minute now. Spent a pleasant few hours reading Squire. I just hope I’m as brave (and pig-headed) as Kel…

Airport

We made great time and security was minimally irritating, so now I have lots of time to sit around the airport. Got some food in case I don’t actually get any on the plane, and now I’m struggling with the questionable wifi to navigate the tumblr app. Should definitely have practiced this. Oh well.

Also, I love this keyboard in general, but why on earth is the minimize screen button next to the exclamation point? From now on my exclamation points will be equal parts excitement and anger, with all the anger for having to reopen the freaking window when I minimize it by accident.

Stopped at one of the awesome rest stops on 95 for food. Pepperoni pizza for the third time in three days and delicious homemade apple crisp—couldn’t ask for a more all-American meal!

Stopped at one of the awesome rest stops on 95 for food. Pepperoni pizza for the third time in three days and delicious homemade apple crisp—couldn’t ask for a more all-American meal!

About to set off on my journey! This is first try taking pictures with new ipad, first try posting to tumblr from ipad, first try posting to a side blog… is this blurry to anyone else? Well, I tried :)

Thank you everyone for taking your shoes off so I like slightly less short. Except dad, obviously, but there wasn’t much hope there anyway so he’s excused.

Miss everyone already!

About to set off on my journey! This is first try taking pictures with new ipad, first try posting to tumblr from ipad, first try posting to a side blog… is this blurry to anyone else? Well, I tried :)

Thank you everyone for taking your shoes off so I like slightly less short. Except dad, obviously, but there wasn’t much hope there anyway so he’s excused.

Miss everyone already!