Summer Vacation 2017: I have been to Taiwan with few Cambodian friends. I had never thought of visiting Taiwan but I eventually did it. It is like what they say thing happens when you don’t expect it.
Taiwan is a beautiful country. I felt fresh and relax when I was there. I spent most of my time traveling around Taipei city. In my opinion, Taipei is different from Seoul as well as Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. I like how Taiwanese people speak and communicate. I would say that Taiwanese people are calm, polite, and kind. They live their lives in harmony.
Another thing that I notice is that most of the Taiwanese people don’t like coffee. It was quite hard for me to find a coffee shop in Taipei which is completely different from Korea. You can find a cafe shop every corner. In contrast, You can find milk tea shop in every corner. Taiwanese people prefer milk tea. They LOVE milk tea just like Korean people love coffee. While they are having a meal in the morning, they also hold a cup of milk tea.
During my 4-days-trip in Taiwan, I went to Shilin Night Market, Ximending District, Taipei 101, Elephant Mountain, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Peace Memorial Park, National Museum, and Taipei Zoo. The weather was so hot as it is summer so I didn’t hang out often during the daytime. Since my trip was kind of short, I didn’t get a chance to travel outside Taipei.
Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall | 中正紀念堂
Taipei 101 | 台北101
Ximending | 西門町
Taipei | 臺北市
Chinese food is my main purpose of going there. Even it is known that there are many Chinese restaurants in Korea but none of them meet the taste I called “authentic Chinese food.” The taste of Chinese foods in Korea somehow is not much different from Korean foods. Moreover, you cannot find dim sum, chicken steamed rice, roasted duck, meatball, tofu, or charsaw pork in Korea.
Authentic Chinese Foods
Taiwanese Street Foods
If possible I would like to visit Taiwan again. If I got a chance to go again, I would love to explore other regions and experience more Taiwanese foods.