I didn’t know what to expect, really, when I hopped on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to Taipei a week ago.
I didn’t know much about Taiwan or what it had to offer. But I was curious — and that curiosity led me to some of the most interesting, memorable experiences of my life.
Who would have thought I’d eat soup-filled dumplings in the basement of the world’s second-tallest building or chomp down on coagulated pig blood on a stick or watch Melissa Chang drink snake semen?
Though I wish I saw more of Taiwan — the mountains and coastlines, specifically — I felt like I learned a lot about this bustling city, modern but traditional, expansive but small-town. Thanks to our native hosts, Sara Lin and Bob Wu, who showed us the best their hometown had to offer.
Here’s what my last day in Taipei looked like:
Last day in Taipei
Thanks to everyone who followed my adventures in Taipei on Twitter @thedailydish and on Instagram @catherinetoth. And special thanks to Hawaiian Airlines for allowing me to be part of this special inaugural flight.