Wednesday, January 15, 2014

belated Taiwan post: Pocket Pacy at Taipei 101

In Dumpling Days, one of Pacy's adventures is going to se Taipei 101, the 2nd tallest building in the world. It's also where readers have called me out on fictionalizing my story as Taipei 101 didn't exist when I was child going to Taiwan for the first time! Dumpling Days is a mix of a couple of different trips I took to Taiwan, including one I took as an adult-- after Taipei 101 was built. 

But it was great fun seeing Taipei 101 even as an adult! So much so that we had to see it again on this trip. This was Pocket Pacy's first time:

She  met "Damper Baby," the character created based on the damper that keeps the building stable during earthquakes:

She went all the way to the top of the building...kind of:

And I saw the building at night, lit up, for the first time. I guess I'll have to put that in another book...