Our next adventure is just a short distance away - the subway. We fumble a bit, but find the ticket counter and buy two one-day passes for a total of 300 Taiwan dollars (~$10 USD). We find the green line and take it two stops to Chiang Kai-Shek Station. The subway is clean, efficient, and not crowded at this time of day.
We wander over to the Hyatt hotel hoping that it has a good view of the tower from a restaurant or bar. As we are walking through the lobby we find La Casa del Habanos, the Cuban cigar lounge chain William has sampled in a few international cities. A glint appears in William’s eye. He selects a Monte Cristo No. 4, we order a scotch and red wine and settle into the comfortable chairs. When finished, it’s just a short walk to the subway and back to the hotel.