Tokyo to Taipei
This plane is significantly smaller than compared to the plane we took from Toronto to Tokyo. With nine seats to a row (3x3x3 groupings), our final flight still has a lot of rows (I’m in row 34 and here are still a more behind me). And seating is 2x3x2 for each row.
Not necessarily exciting details I realize, but the sort of observation you may have while waiting for the flight to take off and this is your third flight in a day.
Now on to the food!
We were given the option to have either dinner A or B and I was coming out of a groggy sleep when asked what I wanted. I had already read a brochure on the plane that mentioned both a traditional Japanese dinner or a Western dinner was available. When the flight attendant asked (remember, I was only half awake), all I heard was “blah, blah, shrimp, blah blah also shrimp.” To which I said, “Yeah, sure, shrimp. Yes please.” I was hedging my bets that shrimp would lead to the traditional meal… And boy did it ever! Yum!!
It was all really good, but I couldn’t eat all of that food after the multiple meals I had had since my first flight. But I will tell you that the dessert (in the top right corner) was amazing! It was like two mini pancakes with red bean paste in between and a little whip cream on the side. I also want to note that the green tea was the best I’ve ever had. I drank as many cups as I could get my hand ons. After having my forth small glass, I think the flight attendant who served me multiple times thought there was something wrong with me to be so enthusiastic about hot tea…
Ironically, this flight has felt a big longer than I’d like. But after a full day of travel, I’m ready to arrive at our final destination. I wonder what the weather in Taiwan will be like? It’s milder and warmer than what we have in Newfoundland and Labrador, but I don’t think it will be that “warm and gross” feeling I experienced far too many times during summers in Toronto. It is rainy season in Taiwan, but I come from the province that’s well known for rain, drizzle and fog, so I really don’t think it will bother me.