台湾是吃货的天堂

以前学校教科书里有一句话:“台湾是中国的宝岛”。去了台湾以后我觉得台湾的确是个宝,特别是吃货们的宝地。

我站在台北的马路上,不由觉得特别亲切,感觉跟我小时候离开时的中国很像。我对台湾的第一印象因此特别的好。我出国多年以后回国,小时候记忆中的很多街道、小巷都已经改变了很多,我都不识路了。真是:

少小离家老大回,乡音无改鬓毛衰。儿童相见不相识,笑问客从何处来。(《回乡偶书二首》唐代,贺知章

可虽然是一片高楼大厦,车水马龙的繁华景象,对我来说,却少了那小街小巷的亲切气息,觉得挺陌生的。我脑海中的那个中国是我记忆中的永恒了,现在得以机会回顾,我还挺欢喜的。我真希望这里不会改变,可惜我知道这个世界上,只有变化才是永恒。

小区的菜市场

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Asia Trip 2015 – Sleepless In Hong Kong

Chinese say that 4 is not a lucky number, clearly 04/04 is worse and it was totally true – I’ve had a terrible run today! 😢 ☹️

The flight from Sydney to Hong Kong was delayed and the connecting flight from Hong Kong to Taipei left without me. 😦 Apparently, it was also the last flight for the day to fly over the channel. I was stranded in Hong Kong for the night with just my passport and a wallet in my bag. Note to self, I should always put an extra pair of undies in my carry on!

This is part of the fun of traveling – dealing with problems on the go, regardless how well I planned for weeks before the trip. 🙂 I actually have never been left stranded with no luggage before. Sigh, there is always a first hey. I started to wonder what else could go wrong now.

After some negotiation, the airline put me in the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. I’d gave it 5 stars for the facility and the service! It was 12am when I checked in and I have to get up in 5 hours. I planned to watch some movies but after a hot shower, I pretty much passed out. 😃

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