Our last couple days spent in Taiwan were both wonderful and exhausting. After a fun final night with our China Medical University friends, it was time to wake up bright and early on Saturday and head north to Taipei. After riding the high-speed train, our first stop in Taipei was Fu-Jen Catholic University to visit the Nutrition Society of Taiwan for the annual meeting. Much like nutrition conferences in the U.S., there were vendors, research posters, and speakers. I had anticipated that we would be staying for some speakers during our time there. Looking back, I'm not sure what I was thinking, as I am sure all of the speakers would have been speaking Chinese anyway! Instead, we mostly stopped from vendor to vendor, trying samples, and skimmed through some of the extensive research presented on the research posters. We also ran into some of our grad school acquaintances from CMU.
|I love this picture, because it captures the essence of the city|
and you can even see Taipei 101 in the background!
|Hey look! There's even bitter melon on the menu!|
(picture from Morgan)
|Dr. Chow, Sandra, and Morgan in the Gondola|
|Myself with Dr. Kattelmann and Dr. Chow's youngest daughter|
|A Buddhist temple on the hillside|
|The tall building to the right is Taipei 101|
|We may be a little soggy, but it was totally worth this|
green tea ice cream!
|Unfortunately you can't even see Jessie's mom in the picture, but this was the restaurant.|
|The lighting of the picture is not the best, but the gang's all here!|
|This giant ball is called a tuned mass damper and is used to help stabilize the|
building during high winds, especially those found in hurricanes
|Not many of my pictures turned out due to the terrible glare.|