|Along Incheon airport's early-morning moving sidewalk, we considered Weeny Beanies,|
Snoopy Café, and Hello Kitty Café as breakfast options.
And then we saw Subway. How could we pass up the smell of home?
|Taiwanese street food: Nick noticed a line of locals and decided these breaded meat patties must be great. |
And they sure were.
|A restaurant ad in our hotel elevator kind of freaked us out.|
|The sumptuous breakfast buffet at the Park City Hotel included clear labels in two languages.|
I smiled every morning at this one,which is really so much more useful than using the French "crouton."
|Convenience store food included some interesting surprises.|
|We enjoyed more street food and McDonalds|
(remember: the Taiwan dollar is equivalent to $0.03 USD)
With all our walka-walking about, we noticed a LOT of scooters driving around. As a social scientist, I starting taking random samples and calculating the ratios of transportation types: scooters, private cars, and taxis/buses. Scooters (at least in Taipei) made up roughly 50% of the traffic, followed by private cars (about 25%), taxis/buses (about 20%), and a miscellaneous category (e.g, delivery trucks, bicycles).
|Golden Retriever on a scooter; an adorable happy kid; a scooter seat repair shop.|
|One of my favorite street scenes - a very fancy private car alongside a man collecting boxes to make some extra money.|
All under the watchful eye of Mary.