I just had to do a bonus round with some photos I took at the Taiwan Taoyuan Airport. Every gate in the airport is decorated with a specific theme, and in line with Taiwan’s obsession with all things Hello Kitty, there was…(you guessed it)…a Hello Kitty themed gate!
The gate was also an actual, functioning gift store, selling various Sanrio character merchandise and food items (mostly Hello Kitty).
There was even an adorable little Hello Kitty mascot in front of the gate, and like the tourist I am, I of course had to take a picture with it…
Even my shirt matched!
The other gate themes included the Taiwan postal service (sending postcards at various landmarks is a big thing here), the native flora of Taiwan, as well as the Shifen sky lanterns. Definitely worth looking around if you have the time.