By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
An Italian-American visitor was surprised by what awaited him while he
arrived at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport early Sunday morning with his wife.
Manuele Christopher and his wife were welcomed by a hearty performance of lion dance and would later be treated to dining at the famous Din TaiFung Dumpling House at the Taipei 101 all because he was the 10 millionth overseas visitor to Taiwan in 2015.
Christopher’s arrival not only marked the first 10 millionth overseas visitor to Taiwan in a single year, but also signified Taiwan’s achieving the status as a major tourism country.
Christopher said they will stay in Taiwan for 2 weeks, and would most like to visit night markets and eat stinky toufu and pineapple cakes. “Very friendly” is his first impression of Taiwanese people, he added. [FULL STORY]