These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Friday, November 16, 2018

TPE ---> DPS

Day 5 - That was a short time but a great introduction to Taipei. Having been to Hong Kong and Shanghai, I wondered if I'd see a lot of similarities. I didn't. They advertise as a great way to get from North America to Southeast Asia. I think that might just be right. Of course, let's be realistic, it all boils down to whom has the cheapest air tickets at the time of purchase!

We woke up before the alarm, at around 6:00 am. That proved more than sufficient to get from the Main Station area to the airport. This time we did take the express train and it shaved fifteen minutes off the trip.

Getting to Bali

I posted this photograph on Facebook as I was a bit taken back by the colourful 'Hello Kitty' boarding passes.

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At the time, I wasn't aware that a great deal of the interior of the A330 appeared as if a giant something puked up Hello Kitty everywhere! I thought the bitch was dead.

The paper seat covers as we entered the airplane's aisle were a traditional art lesson on 'perspective' stretching back to row 59. Hello Kitties were on every conceivable object in the plane, and after we landed, I noticed a great expanse of the outside as well. Hello Kitties were on the safety instructions, the flight attendants' aprons, the cups, and the plastic dinnerware. There was a Hello Kitty on the air sickness bag and that is more than one Hello Kitty too many! I think they'll probably invade my dreams tonight.

Getting to Bali

We boarded just a bit late but our plane was over an hour late leaving the ground. It seems as if we had to wait for free airspace from the Philippines. We did enjoy watching sliding down over the length of Taiwan, a great section of the Philippines, through the center of Borneo and onto this Indonesian island.

Our arrival was at 4:10 pm. It was a bit of a head rush becoming Indonesian millionaires at the ATM. That took less than $US70. Having travelled extensively, we easily ignored the transport people trying to snag tourists as they exit the airport. We went to the official taxi stand and saved Rp 100,000.

Getting to Bali

Traffic around Kuta is absolutely amazing but in a bad way. We found the business establishment mentioned from the owner Studio 8D Residences. We let the taxi driver go and rolled our bags for about 500 meters.

Getting to Bali

Yes, this is going to make a good place for the next two months. We busied ourselves stocking our refrigerator and getting some basics.


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