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Hong Kong & Taiwan: Day 5

It was such a horrible rainy day today and I really didn’t want to go outside and do anything! However, we’d come all this way and it would be a shame to just sit inside and wallow! 457 more words


Watch Taipei 101's 728-ton mass damper in action during Typhoon Soudelor

The 728-ton mass damper inside the 1,667-foot tall Taipei 101 broke records during Typhoon Soudelor and swung farther than ever before.

Like all supertall skyscrapers, Tapei 101 has a mechanism inside to help stabilize itself in high winds. 48 more words


The Calm Before the Typhoon

This shall be a little blog about my trek to China at the end of the month (blasting off on August 28th). In the meantime, my better half took off to Taiwan on me two days ago without me. 186 more words