Toren’s Taiwan Trip 3: Pier 2 Art Center / Lantern Festival

Sunday Feb 20 2022

My first subway trip in Taiwan! From the Houyi station to Pier 2, where we saw lots of weird art!

Of course there’s 7-11 kiosks in the station, and they had my favourite, chocolate covered grape gummies!

Near Pier 2 there’s a book store called Eslite which is kind of like Taiwanese Chapters. I bought some Traveler’s Notebook products and unbeknownst to me at the time, there was a promotion – we got 2 free beers!

Yes. At the book store.

Many cool things were seen

There was a food market area, and yet you weren’t supposed to take off your mask or eat the food they were selling. So confusing!
A military presence!
A tiny lighthouse!

As the sun went down we were treated to the light show. Here’s the Music Museum pre-dusk and at night. One of these is not my photo, can you guess which one?

At dusk we took a tram to the Lingya District (not far)

We met with my wife’s older sister and her family at the Canadian restaurant called Yaletown Bistro! We got the typical Canadian fare – poutine, Montreal smoked meat sandwich, and of course a Nanaimo bar! The owner is from Vancouver and was super friendly.

After that, we went home and distributed our gifts from Canada to the family.

Next… Mos Burger and a trip to the hospital!