This Little Piggy Went to Market (Taiwan 3)

Just a quick post today and it’s not for the squeamish. It’s a gallery of photos taken at the markets in Songshan (somewhere around Longjian Road I think). It’s pretty densely built up in this area and although it works on a grid system, much like New York, I found it more confusing than if it had been all higgledy piggeldy.  Don’t use a 7/11 … Continue reading This Little Piggy Went to Market (Taiwan 3)

Have you Eaten Yet? (Taiwan 2)

Taiwanese cuisine was one of the things Rich and I were most excited about experiencing on our trip East. And the good news is it exceeded our very high expectations! In Britain we often greet each other with a, “How are you?”, but in Taiwan it’s more common to hear, “Have you eaten yet?”. I can answer this question with a “yes” but I’ll still … Continue reading Have you Eaten Yet? (Taiwan 2)

I Become a Wai Guo Ren (Taiwan 1)

Introduction 6 months ago I booked tickets to visit Taiwan. Why? I have two brothers and a new sister-in-law that live there.  It, otherwise, would not have been high on my ‘to go to’ list. I’m not a chronic traveller. Europe, yes but much farther afield I’ve not really ventured. I had no idea of what to expect and that was exciting! Having now spent … Continue reading I Become a Wai Guo Ren (Taiwan 1)