Andrew, Debbie, Rhys, Liam & Nolan recently visited Taiwan from Canada.
Intent on seeing the island, whilst also visiting a nephew who lives and works in Taiwan, their trip did not go to plan.
Here’s what happened – a few of our questions thrown in for good measure…
Why did your family choose Taiwan as a vacation destination?
What was the highlight of your visit?
Did you feel any sense of panic when here?
What response, if any did you see to the virus that surprised you?
Did your airline make the right decision in bringing your flight forward?
We hired a driver to take us to Haulien on Monday March 16. We toured Taroko Gorge on March 17. Our plan was to stay in Haulien till Thursday, however at 2am Wednesday morning we received an email from United Airlines that the first leg of our return flight (Taipei to San Francisco) was cancelled.
United Airlines did not change our flight ….they cancelled it outright..no explanation.
Our travel agent here in Canada was fortunate enough to find us five seats on another airline for Thursday morning – but it meant we had to shorten our trip. (We were) disappointed, but at that same time we were reading news reports online from Canada that indicated increasing concerns in Canada about the virus spreading and talk of closing the entry points, so it was probably the right thing to do.