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A day in Taipei for our 24th anniversary

This is Jhubei, a newly built city within the last ten years or so, right next to Hsinchu, which has developed into a high tech hub for a lot of companies, including Kelly's. Jhubei was constructed to accommodate all the people moving here to work in Hsinchu. Taiwan's high speed rail is one of most expensive construction projects ever built.
It is a quite impressive.
We were blown away at how fast the trains rushed by.
A one-way ticket on the HSR was just under $10 US dollars.
It's actually in Jhubei but the train stop where we exit is called the Hsinchu stop.
This was where we saw the first HSR train speed past. It was amazingly fast.
Eagerly awaiting our trip to the big city...
Just a few minutes until we leave for Taipei to celebrate 24 years of marriage, here we are.
(Note: These photos were added after the original post was written.) Kelly got behind the wheel again and this morning we drove to Jhubei to the high speed rail station and took that to Taipei where we spent the day. The HSR was amazing at 200 miles per hour and we got to the city in a half hour, as opposed to more than an hour by car. We went to the Taipei 101, a memorial of this important guy, Dr. Sun Yen something, I need to double check his name and correct it, who helped stop the dynasties of emperors and dictators. It was interesting, and we didn't spend enough time there, so we'll go back another day. Then we went to the night market and experienced what that was all about. I can't even describe it adequately with words in a short time, so I'll work on adding pictures tomorrow after church. It was a memorable way to spend our 24th anniversary. I love my husband and am grateful for this amazing opportunity he is providing our family.


~ Tina said…
not quite being able to describe it piques my curiosity.. and raises the hair on back of my neck - haha!

Congrats on your 24th and looking forward to pics!

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