Part 3-Preparing for the flight over the Pacific–
When I boarded the American Airlines 777 in San Jose, my seatmate was a Taiwanese woman who asked me how long I was planning to vacation in Taipei. I told her “only one night”. She didn’t believe me, so I called Carol on my cell phone and asked her to talk with the lady and tell her my plan. Carol agreed(reluctantly) to speak with her on the phone.
Here is my new best friend from Taiwan-my seatmate
My new friend listened intently to what Carol was telling her. She finally said “I think your husband must be crazy, but our mayor should give him the key to the city for doing this”. Whereas Carol replied, “I think he must be crazy too, but just humor him on the 14 hour flight!”.
After thinking about it for awhile, my new friend volunteered for her family to give me a ride from the airport into the city to my hotel. I politely declined telling her I needed to master the airport bus system while I was there.
I then buckled up for the flight. It was only supposed to take 14 hours, but a typhoon was making its appearance!! Add 1 hour.
Next-The flight over the water-
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