Sunday, July 29, 2007


I've arrived in Taipei. After a long flight from London To Malaysia (including a stopover in Kuala Lumpur,) Luke and I arrived in Taipei late Thirsday night, both looking quite disheveled and smelling like homeless people.

We checked into out hotel (the Golden China Hotel) and went right to sleep. The next morning, we went down to our complementary buffet breakfast and met some of the other Hess teachers. We walked around the city and saw some of the sights, including a temple, a night market, and some of the local landmarks like Taipei 101, the world's tallest building.

Lunch one day

Taipei 101 from down the street

Taipei from the top of 101

Me with Damper Baby, the official mascot of Taipei 101.

We started training today, and so far so good. We took a quick tour of the city, and had lunch. Then off to Hess headquarters, where we had icebreakers, informational presentations, and a brief Mandarin lesson.

So far, I really like Taipei and the company. It all seems very overwhelming, but in a good way.

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