After touring the street market, I jumped back into a cab to my hotel. Loop #1 was completed! I was energized! It was 11 p.m.
At my hotel I hailed another cab to go to the Hard Rock Café for a t-shirt which I had promised my wife I would buy for her. The cabbie got lost. I was reading the map and using sign language to direct him. It was raining.
With my 15 minute segments ticking loudly in my head, we finally found the Hard Rock! I dashed in, took 2 minutes to select a t-shirt, and made a mad sprint back outside to the waiting taxi to go back to the hotel. Segment #2 was complete!
I had predetermined I would stop at midnight and get some sleep. It was 11:45 p.m. I still had 15 minutes left to see more of the city! Fortunately, the subway station was across the street, but it closed at midnight, so I had to hurry.
I ran across the street and took a quick 4 minute subway ride out and back one stop to familiarize myself with the system so I could maximize my time in the next morning. It was Midnight! Segment #3 was completed and it was bedtime.
I called my wife, set four alarm clocks, and got 5 hours sleep.
Next-The streets of Taipei, early in the a.m.