Early in April, I needed to make a trip to Taipei on business, so F. decided to come with me and spend the weekend there before my Monday meeting. We got a chance to try out the new HSR--High Speed Rail. Very nice and smooth, and, as advertised, quick. Our trip up in the morning made more stops, so took about 2h10min, but the train home took only 1h30min. We went out to Ying Ge 鶯歌 in Taipei county, where we made some pottery, and then went to a big fabric market in Taipei city. On Sunday, we took a bus from the rainy city up to Jiu Fen 九份, where we enjoyed the overcast day and drank some tea at an old tea house. Check out the photo album.