Is it already the 12th day? Good things seem to end too quickly.
I went to the Fong Jia night market today. It was crowded, lively, and, in my opinion, a lot more enjoyable than the Shilin night market. There were food stands each selling a specialized dish (oh my gosh, the food was amazing). There were also many clothing shops and miscellaneous shops. One store only sold figurines, so all you could see through the display window and through the store’s door were anime figurines. There was also a music store called Taichung Records. It had a lot more music than the department store music/book stores I’ve been to. I even found a certain concert DVD which I will stay up and watch (and possibly cry). ^^ All in all, I ate a lot of food and did some shopping. I took a few pictures, so I will try to post them up.
Earlier, I made it a goal to write as much as possible over the summer, but I’m not writing very consistently, am I? I also realized I forgot to pack the cable for my camera. Oh well >.<
Today, I traveled to Taipei. The trip there was moved forward, but I was (and still am) excited about it anyway. I took the high-speed rail and getting to Taipei only took 45 minutes rather than 2 hours. Taipei is a lot more busy and open internationally than the other cities in Taiwan, so there is definitely a city-like feel. There are also more young people and the streets aren’t dominated by “Obaasan” and “Ojiisan”. I still have to find a store that sells a wide variety of music (or music other than American music), so I will be looking for one tomorrow. Other than that, I still have a lot of things I want to do here, such as go to the Shilin and Fong Jia night markets or visit the National Palace Museum.
It’s my second day in Taiwan, and I’m fighting jet lag by surfing the internet and waiting for the rain to stop. I just wanted to write a bit to pass the time, but I also wanted to have something written down so I can look back at it in the future. I’m currently staying in Taichung, and in two weeks I will be going to Taipei. So far, I haven’t done anything particularly exciting other than eat Taiwanese food (I missed it so much…) and visit family. It’s surprisingly quiet in the city. I haven’t seen many people out, but I look forward to shopping tomorrow! I can finally find Asian things without ordering them online. XD
In four days, I’ll be in Taiwan. It’s been too long since I’ve been there, and I’m honestly very happy I’m going back. I even found my Nikon in the basement, so I’m looking forward to taking pictures. ^_^