A Bit of the Local Life

Yo,

Great week this week! We also have a couple super exciting weeks coming ahead as we are getting visitors! Sarah’s brother, sister-in-law, and sister will be in Taipei on Tuesday, and my parents will be here the week after they leave. We are so pumped to have family visit!

So there was this place that I had been dying to go to. This place is actually pretty close to our apartment, just never went! I never would have thought that HARLEY DAVIDSON would be in Taipei, let alone a 15 minute walk from our house! I definitely miss riding with the guys, so it was fun to drool over all the bikes.

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As you know, we’ve really been enjoying our local night market. A couple posts ago we introduced you to our favorite cook, Terry. This past week we officially gave him that English name…he just looks like a Terry, doesn’t he? Well this past week we got to know him really well because our friend Yvonne joined us for supper. Terry speaks Chinese very fast, so it’s hard for me to have a legitimate conversation with him. Thankfully Yvonne was there to lend a hand. A group of Terry’s friends were also eating and drinking at his place and we were invited to join in the festivities. Let’s just say these guys knew how to throw back their 高ē²±é…’ (the local liquor), and were more than excited to be sharing it with their new American friends. Long story short, my Chinese became quite good and everyone had a great time šŸ™‚

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Clams and steam roasted/soggy peanuts.

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That is pig intestine. How does that look Sarah? Turned about to be a little rubbery…

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Sarah and Terry. Terry is a BOSS.

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Our night market kiddo’s!

We also took an unexpected trip to the coastal town, Danshui. Danshui is a small town about an hour MRT ride from Taipei. You could compare it to Holland or Grand Haven for all you Michiganders. We didn’t have a lot of time to spend there, but it was fun to walk around the waterfront and sample the local burning squid! As I always say, it’s nice to get out of Taipei from time to time. It can be so easy to just stay in Taipei, but Taiwan has so much to offer outside of Taipei!

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We ended the week with a home cooked meal with Yvonne’s family! After eating out so much over the past 3 months, it was so nice to eat a home cooked meal! Yvonne’s mom made so many dishes and each one was delicious!

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Beef, shredded pork, bamboo chutes, edamame, oysters, Chinese vegetables, fish, tofu, chilies, and some others I’m probably forgetting…but so yummy!

Stay tuned for an exciting blog post next week!

Kyle and Sarah

 

 

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