- Posted August 13, 2013 by
Taipei City, Taiwan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
On the street in record Taipei City heat - [with Backstory]
The Republic of China is experiencing a record heat wave. I took to the street to experience and document the heat first hand on my vintage Beijing push-pedal bicycle. Highs yesterday soared to 39.3 degrees Celsius, the hottest day on record for Taipei in 117 years, while today's highs reached 37.9 degrees Celsius. I witnessed locals out in force, armed with umbrellas, ice cream cones, towels, and a saxophone case, all in an effort to beat the heat.