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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Grand Hotel

This is The Grand Hotel of Taiwan. It was designed by Chiang Kai-Shek's wife for visiting dignitaries.

This is the front lobby

There are dragons everywhere throughout the hotel, all of them symbolize different things. This is the famous golden dragon that has been saved since the Japanese occupation of Taiwan.



This is a part of The Grand Hotel that not many people have seen. This is a secret underground tunnel that was Chiang Kai-Shek's emergency escape route.

We took a tour of the hotel with some of Nate's co-workers and they showed us the tunnel, not realizing that we would all jump on it and ride down. Later, they told us that only about 30-35 people have ever seen the tunnel, and only 3 or 4 people have ever actually gone on the slide.

4 comments:

LISAandSOMETIMESJ said...

WOW. That was a ride of a lifetime huh? Great you got pictures:)

Karla said...

So, did you get in trouble at all?

Kirk said...

looks like a grand adventure day after day! Hope things are going well!

Romero's Arrows... said...

YAAAAYYY!!! LEONE HAS PICTURES FOR US!! I missed you Leone and family!!! So happy to hear you had such a great time!!!!