Taiwan, not Thailand. . .

Posted: January 13, 2008 in Taiwan
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We watched the Amazing Race tonight. The teams traveled from Osaka, Japan to Taipei, Taiwan. We were surprised when one of the contestants, after receiving their clue to travel to Taiwan, said he enjoys Thai food and has some Thai friends.  We have had a number of people ask us about Taiwan’s relationship to China, but confusing it with Thailand – that’s a first!

The teams traveled from Taipei on the bullet train to Taichung, then back to a tea house in Taipei. They then went to a Taipei park to complete a task before arriving at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (recently renamed “Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall”). We enjoyed getting a glimpse of Taiwan, and we are looking forward to our trip there when we go to pick up our little one.

  1. I’ve lived here over 5 years now and have been traveling back and forth for over 10 . . . and I STILL get people asking me I can speak any Thai.

    Which season of Amazing Race is this? We get Amazing Race over here, just a few seasons behind.

    Did you see the travel channel’s weird food guy eating weird food in taiwan? If not you can check it out here: http://amanda47.blogs.com/following_an_unknown_path/2007/08/taiwan-hearts-f.html

    I have links to the various youtube captures of the series. One more way to see a little more of Taiwan.

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Amanda – this is season 12 of the Amazing Race. I’ll check out your blog for the other food clips from the Travel Channel – thanks!

  3. Judy K. says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the, “Oooh! I love Thai food!” comment after telling someone I’m of Taiwanese descent. Sigh…

  4. Rebecca says:

    We watched the AR episode too – but missed the Thai comment. That’s so funny!!

    Watching the show definitely made me excited to travel there someday!!


  5. R... says:

    Ah, you have to just smile and think what a wonderful opportunity we have to help educate the world, even if it is only one person at a time!

    (p.s. It’s true that I do love Thai food, but the food in Taiwan is delicious, too! 😉

  6. KAt says:

    Did you say you are going over to pick up a little one? Are you adopting? WE just adopted a child 2 yrs ago and are getting ready for another child?

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