After a couple of days of storms it was relatively quiet here in Taipei. And it was our first chance to escape the confines of the hotel. The obvious destination? Tower 101. It is the tallest building in the world. And as the lift catapults you upwards at 60km per hour you are cushioned from the force by some cool technology that creates a pressurised bubble within the car. At the top you are greeted by a spectacular view. But you can feel the building sway … And with a typhoon approaching I was a little nervous. The building also has a massive pendulum that helps it balance in any condition. I’d like one of those myself! More from Sydney over the next few days. S.