We opted for a taxi. From Tango Xinyi, we would have had to make our way to Taipei Main Station for a transfer to an airport-bound bus otherwise. With all that luggage, it was not an option. We gave the job to a taxi driver hanging around outside the hotel. We usually prefer not to deal with touts but hey, the price he quoted, 850NT (S$42.50), seemed reasonable enough.
Anyway the ride to the airport was uneventful and we checked in with plenty of time to claim our refund, despite being a good seven kilos over our combined baggage limit (thank you, SQ, for not charging us extra!) We then found ourselves with spare NT$...
We wandered around and stumbled on Hello Kitty galore!
Hello Kitty timezone display
Hello Kitty goes travelling
Hello Kitty celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival
Hello Kitty celebrates aboriginal culture
Hello Kitty celebrates Duanwu Jie
Hello Kitty celebrates the Taiwanese Lantern Festival
Hello Kitty celebrates the Lunar New Year
and in case one felt the urge to replicate the character, there were...
instructions for drawing Hello Kitty!
Hello Kitty and friends teaching kiddies their numbers
Bizarre or kawaii, depending on whether one is a fan of Hello Kitty.