1977 Taiwan

537. Taiwan 1977 – Taipei

I found the documents relating to the ‘Mandarin’ tour. The tour was 22 people and I think Doris’ friend Vera was her companion here. There seemed a good mixture of nationalities, two Icelandic, two Dutch and an Indonesian lady. The tour escort was a Mr Vernon Saffery.

The tour was organised by British Airways Speedbird.

The penciled notes are in loose leaf form. Curiously, Doris is mentioned on the first page, and the handwriting looks different – perhaps these are Vera’s notes.

Taiwan’s Itinerary was:

SEOUL / TAIPEI

Monday 24 October [1977] 18:45 Flight CX 411 [from Seoul] arrive Taipei 20:05

On arrival transfer to the Presidential Hotel for a two night stay.

Tuesday 25 October

TAIPEI 

The capital of Taiwan is surrounded by mountains, lakes and spectacular scenery. The old name of the island, Formosa, was given by Portuguese discovers and means ‘beautiful’.

The morning is spent sightseeing and includes a visit to the National Palace Museum which house an incredible collection of priceless scrolls, jade, porcelains and lacquerware brought from the Chinese mainland in 1949.

 

I assume these shots are from the 25th which was my Nan’s 66th birthday (I can’t remember what the 15 year old me bought her – a Gilbert O’Sullivan tape?)

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