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Lively Taipei Taiwan

Taipei is dramatic – animated crowds, wild traffic, vivid signs that leap out from every angle along the streets of Jhongjheng District where our Taipei M Hotel is situated! Around each corner are eatery selections galore, convenience stores, a short walk to some of the city’s fine sites and to the main metro station. Each day of exploring begins with our hotel’s morning buffet…with Rick displaying strange behaviour heaping his plate with noodles, veggies, fish, and such. As long as I have known my husband, these are NOT breakfast foods. I would be less surprised if a cat barked! “Did you see the bread and toaster?” I mention. “Who wants boring toast?” he grins, grasping another chunk of deep-fried tofu with his chopsticks. Our first walk takes us to the Presidential Office. The grounds around this impressive building have military vehicles and plenty of soldiers about. Plain clothed security stand…

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Bulgaria – Sofia and Day-Away Sites

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