A collection of small things and moments in Taiwan I love and will miss dearly.
Walking around Taiwan, regardless of where I am going, I have been enjoying noticing the small things in our everyday life. My favorites have been the cats in the alleys, mobs of motorcycles on the streets, waiting for public transportation, and people-watching in general. I took this picture on my way home from school as I was about to enter my apartment.
One Sunday morning, I decided to head to Fuhe Flea Market, just across the bridge from Gongguan (where our campus is located). If you love thrifting, this market is an incredible place to go treasure hunting. I bought a mini digital camera here for 13 USD!
Taiwan is known for its 7-Elevens. This is a themed 7-Eleven that I often pass on my way to the MRT station.
I will miss the parks in Taiwan. This was the day I decided to walk from Gongguan all the way to Ximen. But then, I gave up halfway. I stumbled across the Taipei Hakka Cultural Park. The flowers were in bloom, and everyone was taking pictures of them. In the second photo, a person is fishing in the distance at the park.
Nightly visits to the Temple right next door with my local roommate Nana. We say hi to the cats that live there and in the alleys nearby our house, which has become my favorite daily routine. I love being able to visit various museums and galleries. My language partner, Athena, took me to a Taipei Global Art Festival.
This is Nishi Honganji Square. One day after school, I went to the square to try out a traditional Japanese Tea house right next to the square. I love how while Taipei is a big city, unlike New York, people are not always in a rush. There seems to be a good work life balance.