THE ASIAN SERIES PT4
Just boarding the plane to Taiwan and its bizarre to see such a huge plane for a flight of only an hour, but that’s helps put the population of Asia for you! Also, there are supposedly 8 flights a day!
I appear to be the only westerner person on the plane but it tells me I might be in for an authentic experience and I find Taiwanese super friendly. After saying that I’ll probably get jumped in Taiwan now!
WHERE IS TAIWAN?
Street food in taiwan
Hopefully meeting an old friend from Oz who I haven’t spoken to or heard of since. He noticed I was travelling around Asia and hit me up a few months ago on Facebook, one of the joys of Social Media!
Back in Oz he checked into my Ben and Kai’s room and as we were 3 rockets and it was only a 4 bed we got him involved in a few things he never would have dreamt of seeing! It was the time of the Ashes in Melbourne so we took him to the MCG. He had no idea about the importance but you could see he loved the experience and couldn’t stop taking photos.
We were sitting in with the barmy army so it was a great thing for all of us. I told him in the future if he ever gets chatting to any guys from England, tell them you were at the MCG when England lifted the ashes!
Checked into Formosa 101 hostel and the girl behind the desk is an absolute gegg. You don’t expect other cultures to have the same sense of humour or to get our sarcasm but she was right with it. She works from 8am-11pm so during the week when it is quiet I think she likes to chat a bit to make her day easier! She’s even been to Ireland (her colleague is actually there just now) the Taiwanese love to travel.
STREET FOOD IN TAIWAN
Taiwan is world renown for their street food and probably thee thing I was most looking forward to! So obviously I had to go to the night market and check it out which is just outside our hostel. This is the best way to try as much local cuisine as you can as it’s usually cheap. Its also a good chance to try some strange food.
Spring onion & egg pancake, peanut & ice cream roll, would’ve been nice had I not agreed to put coriander on it. Spicy sausage which wasn’t so nice as I’m not sure what meat was on it. Some jelly ball thing and then a dim sum with pork and herbs, not a fan of pork so I couldn’t finish the 5 I was given. I’ve been told to try shaved mango Ice cream as well which is apparently a popular Taiwanese dish but I cannot move for the amount of food the locals have thrown down my neck.
Credit – Klook travel blog
Great introduction to Taiwan today with nothing better than copious amounts of street food, tomorrow’s hike will be a good way to burn a little off. Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This episode is part of The Asian Series. Click to view episode1.
- Where is your favourite street food?
- Have you been to Taiwan, what did you think?
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