It’s been 18 months since our last trip to Taiwan. It seemed like ages ago, especially for our family and friends there. Again, Hubs and I coordinated with my immediate family so that we could all be there around the same time. This time we were only there for about two weeks (a far cry from almost a month visit last time).
Hubs and I flew the well respected Emirates Airlines and the customer service, which the carrier is known for, did not disappoint on all of our flights. We came to the conclusion, a long time ago, that most international carriers still have some form of customer service and we have avoided flying on any American based carrier for years now. It really makes the flying experience much more pleasant.
Taipei has always been a second home to me. After all, I spent all my summers there while growing up. My roots are there. I’ve always been proud to say that I’m Taiwanese. I was really excited for this trip and to see my family. Hubs and I had such a great time again that it was really hard to leave. Hubs has even said “My heart is in Taipei”, which really surprised me.
Friends and family were definitely priority number one for our visit. However, priority “1a” was the food. There are so many dishes there that remind me of “home”, that you can’t get in Vienna (or Maryland, too). There was Shabu Shabu (hot pot), beef or pork chop noodle soup, dim sum, ‘xiaolongbao’, and also Taiwanese dishes only served on the island. What we can’t get here, we made sure to have plenty of times to hold us over until our next visit. We are hoping to make another trip back soon, and not wait 18-24 months again.