When my eight-year-old took charge on a trip

My son stopped me from shopping in Taipei and reminded me we were there to see things that were more interesting

Twilight was falling in Jiufen old town. One by one, strings of red lanterns winked above the quaint, narrow streets through which tourists thronged, getting slightly wet in the Taiwanese drizzle.

My son and I were arguing over a Totoro snow globe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'When my eight-year-old took charge on a trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe