8 a.m. –I returned to the hotel and got custom fitted for (4) four dress shirts from a tailor in the lobby. She agreed to ship me the shirts in 3 weeks. Cost was $100. She wanted to be paid in cash, in greenbacks. I was now down to $80 of my original $200.
Some people have since asked me how I knew I would ever get the shirts if I paid in U.S. Dollars and had no credit card receipt. I figured that if I didn’t get the shirts, it would make a great story. If I did get the shirts, then it would also make a great story about faith in mankind!
I got the shirts in 3 weeks, just like she promised! Everytime I wore them I felt like I was back in Taipei.
8:30 a.m. — I was in the hotel restaurant for breakfast and met a Quantas flight crew who was intrigued by my story. They invited me to a party they were going to have that night, but I told them I had to leave for home in a few hours because I was only in Asia for a 61 hour vacation! Including travel time!
I finished breakfast and was back out on the streets of Taipei
Remember last night, when I took that last 15 minutes before midnight and did a subway ride to familiarize myself with the subway system? It was about to pay off.
Next-back on the streets and headed to East Taipei to see Dr. Sun Yatsen