There’s something about night markets that I particularly love. It’s the atmosphere of being shoulder to shoulder packed with people, the grunginess of it all, the chance to try so many different things, and the randomness of carnival games.
Outside the big cities, you’re treated to landscapes that you never knew existed for a country that’s less than half the size of the state of Colorado.
Massive mountain ranges act as a great big spine along the central corridor to the country and that’s where places like Alishan and Taroko Gorge will leave your index finger spasm-ing from all the photos you’ll end up taking.
One of the tag lines for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau is “Heart of Asia” and I’d say it’s a pretty bold statement but in a very surprising way it holds up on its own.
It’s an expression of diversity that’s rooted in Taiwan’s history – one that is unique and not without its controversy. It’s a diversity that is best exemplified its fusion of cultures.