I just had one day in Taipei but it was a great one. I took the metro all over the city and squeezed in as much as I could. Taiwan’s political situation is complex. In recent years, Taiwan has embraced its native culture and ushered in an era of growing “Taiwanization” in politics. The country's economy has done extremely well though, putting Taiwan in the "4 Asian Tigers" of the region. Anxious to explore this “Asian Tiger,” my first stop was walking distance from my hotel, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Encompassing the National Theater, National Concert Hall, Chiang Kai-shek Gate and Memorial, the plaza was packed with people on this Saturday afternoon. The Chinese architecture of all 4 buildings was ornate and vibrantly colorful and the plaza elaborately landscaped, it was a beautiful area to wander around.My next stop required a little navigation of the Taipei metro system. It turned out to be pretty simple and at only $.60 per ride, quite a bargain. My destination was Taipei 101, the city’s iconic skyscraper and – until the opening of the Burj Dubai – the world’s tallest building.