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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amber does Hōkō 逢甲

We went into T'aichung (Taichū) 台中 this afternoon to take Amber to her weekly swimming class.
The video below was taken at the Fengchia night market, where we headed for dinner after Amber's lesson. Walking through Fengchia brings to life virtually every stereotype of Asian street markets - the elbow-to-elbow crowds, the bright lights, the incessant noise, the smells (enticing and otherwise) and the inconsiderate scooter and motorcycle riders forcing their way through. About the only thing missing was amputee beggars. Here's a video I made of our walk from the teppanyaki 鉄板焼き restaurant where we ate to the chicken feet vendor that turned out to be the main reason why my wife suggested going to Fengchia in the first place (I was looking for T'aichung's only Burger King バーガーキング outlet, but couldn't find it):

Amber and I at the end of our quiet, contemplative stroll through the quaint village of Fengchia:

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