It's raining hard here in Taipei. Typhoon Bilis is coming... well, apparently it's now been downgraded to a severe tropical storm. Either way a good thunderstorm is quite fun to be in (as long as there's no serious damage of course).

It was also raining at the top of Taipei 101 last night. Went up to the top of the world's tallest building to see what that was all about. Nice view! The elevators are very swift too. 45 sec to the top. Good thing the brakes were working. That takes you to the enclosed observatory, then for an extra $100NT you can climb up 3-4 flights of stairs and go to the open area. Extremely windy and wet! At least now I can say I've been to the top of the world's tallest skyscraper (and paid a visit to what I can only assume to be the world's tallest toilet)...

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