Photos by Tamaki Hashiramoto, (Bates College), Student Correspondent for CET Taiwan, Summer 2022
This is the street I live on. I live fairly close to the modern area of Taipei, but just a short walk away is this good-old neighborhood!
Closest night market from my house. The food here is really cheap and delicious! I go there almost every night and explore new food.
Waiting for the garbage truck to arrive. It was very new experience for me seeing all the neighbors gathering to dump their trash. Now I know the song for the truck!
Inside the subway. People here follow the rules strictly. Everyone wears face masks and does not make phone calls. Priority seats are always empty, even if the train is packed.
Taiwan is in the rainy season. It rains here almost every day. The first thing that surprised me when I arrived in Taiwan was how many people ride motorcycles.
I love breakfast in Taiwan. 蛋饼 and soy milk is my go to.
It is truly fascinating to see so many elderly people working every day. The first day I came here I saw an old man carrying a huge gas tank on his shoulder.
Inside a local bus. Transportation in Taiwan is really convenient and the chairs are very comfortable.
四四南村. This used to be a military village. It looks like a suburb, but you can see Taipei 101 right next to it. Taiwan has a good mix of old and new buildings. Bagels from this shop were really good.
担仔面 with my housemate! This is at the night market that I posted above. This noodle became my favorite and I’ve been to the same restaurant multiple times already.
Even though Taipei is a developed city, there’re still a lot of old-fashioned buildings and greens. I found this [bird’s nest] on my way to a café.
Taipei 101 at night. This area looks pretty all lit up at night. It’s hard to believe that 四四南村 and my apartment’s neighborhood is close by.