I’m going out of order on my blog posts for obvious reasons today: As you know, Typhoon Soulik hit Taiwan yesterday, a category 3 typhoon that caused quite a bit of havoc on the coast of this island nation. Fortunately, Taipei itself is surrounded by mountains, so some of the storm’s impact was absorbed there before hitting the city.
I know a lot of you saw Cat and me on the news giving updates on the storm and the status of the Hawaiian Airlines delegation stranded here. I think the video made it look a lot worse than it really was for us, but thank you for your well wishes and concern. For us, it was just a very big storm, and we are happy to have come out of it without any big tales to tell. Here are highlights of how our day went. If you want to see all the photos from this day, click here.
Here’s how it looked outside our hotel at 8:20 p.m.:
And here’s what it looked like at 2 a.m.:
And here’s how it looked this morning: